Chewy Rice Krispie Treats

When I think of my childhood, I think of playing outside, doing fun crafts with my mom and baking with my grandma. We made a lot of brownies and chocolate chip cookies, yum. I never had made rice krispie treats until I met Jake. He really likes LOVES them! So much that he would call his mom to make them when he was craving them (mama’s boy). Finally I thought, I’m going to learn how to make these. It seems so easy and I bet he’ll love them. HA, was I wrong. I totally screwed up a few times. It is extremely easy to burn the marshmallows. EXTREMELY doesn’t even justify it. Now I know why so many people just use a microwave to melt them down.

For the longest time I would follow the actual recipe on the Rice Krispies box yet they never tasted like their treats you get from the store. Always seemed to dry. Finally I did it! I actually started strutting around and bragging to Jake that I was so proud at how amazing they were. He took them to some friends and they devoured them right away. When your treats are called the perfect dessert on a radio show, you know that you need to tell people about them. Don’t worry, I didn’t hurt myself patting my back.

The best part is you don’t need any new ingredients. Just adjust your amounts.

Ingredients:

1 bag of marshmallows

3 tbsp. butter

5 cups Rice Krispies

I have a dutch oven that I use to make mine. It disperses heat perfectly but any pot will work. I first grease the pot with a butter stick. Just wipe it all around the inside. Next, add your butter and melt it down. Then over a low-medium, heat start adding a few marshmallows at a time and stirring them. They melt easier when you only add a bit at a time. Make sure you don’t go over medium heat or you will risk burning them.wpid-photogrid_1422146162984.jpgOnce they’re all melted down, add a cup of Rice Krispies at a time. Mix it in and then add your next cup until you’ve added 5 cups. I continue to do this over the heat just turn it down a notch. Make sure you use butter to grease the tray you’re putting them in. Once they’re cooled down you can eat them.

If you’re making them for a holiday or special occasion, you can add food coloring to the mallows as they’re melting. You can even use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. I’ve tried them with peanut butter added, or M&Ms. What do you do to make your’s unique?

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