Cooking time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 96 servings
â€¢3 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
â€¢1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
â€¢1 package (20 ounces) chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, coarsely crushed
â€¢4 cups crisp rice cereal
Line baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips. Stir in extract. Combine cookies and cereal in a large bowl. Add chocolate mixture and stir to coat. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets; cool. Store in airtight containers at room temperature. Yield: about 8 dozen.