Because I have to mess with everything... because my kitchen is my science lab... because I can never leave well enough alone... because I like to play with my food... because I could not make up my mind today I made the most incredibly amazing Rice Krispie Treats! Do you like marshmallow and peanut butter a la Fluffernutter? Do you like marshmallow and chocolate a la Mallomars? Do you like peanut butter and chocolate a la Reese's? Or do you like them all, like me?!
I promised the kids we'd make Rice Krispie treats. I had a box in the basement. The other day Cocoa Puffs were on sale at Shaw's. Something like 2 bucks a box. I saw the box and I knew exactly what would become of the chocolaty corn puffy cereal things (that my kids are normally not allowed to eat!)
So today as I was melting my butter and marshmallows I kept thinking it needed something more. Some chocolate perhaps! I could drizzle some melted chocolate over the top. But that wasn't what I really wanted. Peanut Butter! Peanut Butter is my bff (best food friend!) and would be the perfect add in to my creation.
I melted and mixed and melted and added and mixed and added and melted some more. And what I had was a treat that my husband declared to be "Dangerous!" I haven't been downstairs for a few minutes. I have no idea what remains of my pan, if anything. They were indeed THAT good!
4 cups of Rice Krispies
2 Cups (full!) of Cocoa Puffs
approx 1 cup of peanut butter
1 bag of marshmallows
3.5 tbs of butter
2 squares of Baker's semi sweet chocolate, or about 1/4 of a bag of chocolate chips
In a large pot melt butter and add marshmallows. Work the butter and the marshmallows together to blend and melt. This requires some good elbow grease! Add peanut butter and mix well until the butter, peanut butter and marshmallow are one.
Add cereal and mix well.
Place in a well greased brownie pan (I use Pam) and press firmly so that the dessert is even in the pan.
Take chocolate bars (or chips) and melt in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes (at 1 minute intervals) and with a silicone spatula, fork or spoon mix well until the chocolate is completely melted. With your spoon, spatula or fork drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the Rice Krispie treats. If needed, place in freezer for a minute or two so chocolate will harden faster.