Stacey's Strawberry Cream Crunchies Ingredients:
0.5 oz freeze dried strawberries
11.5 oz Chocolates El Rey White Chocolate Discos
2 c crisped rice cereal (I get the kind without high-fructose corn syrup from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods)
Mortar and pestle
Baking sheet lined with plastic wrap
First I started tempering the white chocolate - working temperature is usually 86F, but since I'd be adding the strawberries and the cereal, I started using it at 90F.
All ground up!
I added the strawberry powder and the cereal to the melted white chocolate.
Then I stirred everything up with my silicone spatula.
Once everything was mixed, I used two teaspoons to put blobs of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
They ended up nice and crunchy, but not too much strawberry flavor - some, but not as much as I would have liked. It was pretty light. I might add a bit more strawberry next time - maybe 0.7 oz and see what happens. In any case, I brought them to a friend's place and the five of us demolished it by the end of the day. I think there were only like 3 or 4 pieces left by the time I went home.