What’s better then a gooey crunchy square of Rice Krispy Treat, made with love by you and your 5-year-old son? This was our little date night that we had last night.
We wanted to do something fun since Daddy was out working late and Jacqui was up in Portland at an amazing worship conference. Nothing says fun like sticky.
I have made Krispies with both of my kids now and I have fond memories of doing so as a child with my Mother. I can never seem to leave well enough alone though. I seem to have the incessant need to recreate the wheel…or at least improve it some.
Here is my interpretation of the Rice Krispy Treat.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 7-10 min.
Serves: A hungry growing 5-year-old.
6 cups Rice Krispies (for a spin on this favorite, be brave. Use new flavors like Chocolate, or Berry, if you can find them.)
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 7 oz. Jar of Marshmallow Fluff
1 tsp vanilla
Pam Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
9 x 13 glass dish
2.5 quart saucepot
Measure all ingredients before you begin. This makes your life a whole lot simpler and it doesn’t mess up your recipe. Organization is key to cooking.
Ok, maybe in Martha Stewarts Kitchen. I thought it just sounded good.
Melt the butter in the saucepot on low heat. (This is where I take over. I don’t just melt the butter, I brown the butter. Go a smidgen further then melted and let the butter get to a lovely shade of amber and look for the nutty smell. This makes the Krispies stand out from all others.). Add the marshmallow fluff (you could use 4 cups of the mini marshmallows, but something about fluff screams FUN to me…). Stir to combine until completely melted. No one wants chunks in their Krispies.
Or DO they…
Remove from heat. As soon as the butter fluff combo is complete, pour in the vanilla and stir a little more. Add the Cereal. Little bits at a time people. Stir and combine, and then add a little more. Repeat. Yummy.
Using the buttered Spatula, help pour the butter fluff cereal mix into the buttered glass dish. Use the pre sprayed wax paper thing you made (before hand…see!) and spread it evenly throughout. Now pat it down. Pat, pat away. Let it cool for 15 min and then cut into 12 even squares and enjoy.
That’s it. It’s not rocket science; although your 5-year-old son will think so, and also think you are the coolest chick evah. Yea, that’s what I was really going for. The cool label.
Now, you could stop there. You could.
But you wont.
Ok. I wont. I never do.
Feel free to add peanuts, chocolate chips, raisins, and more un-melted mini marshmallows. Add whatever you think will add Oomph to your treat. Broken candy canes…Oh MY! That would be spectacular. Try that and replace the vanilla with a hint of mint. Oooo…I now have a new Christmas dessert.
Go for it. Have a date with a cute special 5-year-old, or anyone else who may fit your age range. Make these treats. And knock their socks off.
Mine just takes his socks off all of the time anyways…