Happy Easter everyone! Part of me wishes this post was a little more festive, but the other part just couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you all. I love rice crispy treats. I love how easy they are to make, and the way your fingers get all sticky when you’re eating them, and I especially love their versatility. You can use virtually any cereal to make these sweet treats. The thing is, I always feel like I’ve had a sugar overload every time I so much as think about indulging. Honestly, I’m way more of a salt addict than a sugar fiend. Is it possible that I can have both? The answer to that – I am very happy to say – is absolutely. I’ve found my new favorite treat. The recipe I modified was originally from Lauren (click the link, she’s wonderful!).
The ingredients are simple:
- 5 1/2 c Mini marshmallows
- 4 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 4 c Thick-cut potato chips (I used Kettle Cooked Lays), crushed
- 3 c Rice Krispies cereal
- 2 c Mini dark chocolate chips
Usually I like to do things the old-fashioned way, but when it comes to Rice Crispy treats, I’d rather be able to eat them sooner. If you have the time (and the patience), melt your marshmallows and butter on the stovetop! In my case, however, I lack the patience – and the microwave is my friend!
I had a baking buddy during this little experiment. My little sister and I couldn’t wait to break out our aprons and get to baking.
Combine the crushed chips and the cereal. Melt the butter, then add the marshmallows. Stir constantly if you’re cooking on the stovetop to avoid burning, or stir after 30 second bursts in the microwave. Once everything is all melted, combine the cereal-chip mixture with the marshmallows. You may want to use a wooden spoon, the marshmallows are extremely hot. As soon as everything is incorporated, press the mixture in a pre-buttered 9×13 inch pan. Melt the chocolate chips until they are a thick liquid-esque consistency . Use a spoon to ladle chocolate onto the treats. Now, they just have to set (my least favorite part). I waited about an hour and they still weren’t completely set. I ate one anyway. Okay, I ate 3. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I did. They’d make an egg-cellent last minute easter treat! Happy baking!