Thursday, July 16, 2009
Rice Krispies Treats. And then some.
I had a hankerin' for Rice Krispies treats this past weekend. (And, yes, it's "Krispies" with an "s." I checked.) Every time I go to Disneyland, the one thing I can't leave without is a giant Rice Krispies treat. There's something about those slightly stale treats with the layer of chocolate on top that I just can't get enough of. I bring it home, stick it in the fridge, then slice and eat it while reading my favorite blogs in my pajamas. It's what I do.
So, I couldn't make these without drowning them in chocolate. And then, while in Target, I lost my head a little when I found these ice cream toppings that I knew would be perfect for sprinkling. The candied almonds were especially delicious and I ate most of the jar while watching Definitely Maybe (which I absolutely adored, by the way). (Ryan Reynolds? I love you. Well, I hated you in Just Friends, but you've since redeemed yourself, so... call me!)
I have a serious problem with almonds. Especially sweet ones. I can't stop after just a few. It's impossible. That's why I never buy them. Those plus cool whip, graham crackers, and marshmallows make up my list of seriously dangerous trigger foods. I cannot keep them in the house. Period.
Rice Krispies Treats
One 10-ounce package of mini marshmallows
Six cups Rice Krispies cereal (or generic brand 'cause it's cheaper)
Four tablespoons butter (yes, four)
1. Melt butter over low heat.
2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
3. Remove from heat and add cereal.
4. Mix thoroughly and press into a greased baking dish.
Once it had cooled, I tore chunks off and rolled them into balls. (I thought about cutting them into squares. I think that'd be cute, too, and probably easier.) I used the lollipop sticks I had on hand to dip the treats into melted chocolate. I let the chocolate just begin to harden before pressing them into the different toppings. If you try to add toppings too soon, they'll slide right off. Trust me on this one.
I love Rice Krispies treats. Unfortunately, they're another item I really shouldn't keep around. They're much too easy to eat.