Chocolate Glops

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  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) of chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) of butter
  • 2 cups (1 pint) of crisp rice cereal
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Waxed paper
  • Baking sheet or plate lined with waxed paper




1. Measure 1 cup (1/2 pint) of chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) of butter into a microwave-safe bowl.

2. Loosely cover the bowl with waxed paper and heat at defrost setting in the microwave oven until mixture is melted (about three minutes).

3. Stir until smooth. Then add 2 cups (1 pint) of crisp rice cereal.

4. Drop glops onto a baking sheet or plate lined with wax paper and allow to cool. Then sample the sweet treat.


Text by Julie Vosburgh Agnone

Photographs by Sara Zeglin

Photo: hands measuring ingredients into a bowl
Step 1
Photo: hands covering a bowl with waxed paper
Step 2
Photo: a spoon stirring cereal into a bowl
Step 3
Photo: hands spooning a mixture onto waxed paper
Step 4