Monday, June 3, 2013

Cookies and Cream Rice Crispy Treats

Who doesn't like cookies and cream? Marshmallow cream that is. Today I am giving you my spin on the old standby, rice crispy treats.

Here's what you will need:
  • 1/2 c butter (This can be reduced...but they won't be nearly as soft and gooey. I never said this was a health recipe!)
  • 8 c crisp rice cereal (off brand works just as well as name brand)
  • 8 c mini marshmallows (If you don't have minis and don't want to stand at the stove for an hour while the big ones melt, spray a pair of kitchen scissors with cooking spray and then snip larger marshmallows down to size! I actually used the GIANT campfire marshmallows when I made this because that was what I had on hand.)
  • 2 c coarsely chopped oreos (Call me weird, but I like to take the filling out and discard it...but it certainly won't hurt to keep it in)

From here, it is basic marshmallow treat making technique. Melt your butter in a large, two handled pan. Add the marshmallows. Stir until it is one semi-fluid, ooey-gooey fluff. Remove from heat. Stir in the cereal and cookies. Simple.

Pour into a greased 9x13. Rub a little cooking spray on your hand and then press into an even layer. Wait for it to cool for about 5 minutes and then cut into 2x2 inch squares.

Peanut-butter: Reduce butter to 1/4 c. Add 1/3 c peanut butter when you add the marshmallows.
Chocolate lovers: Stir in a 1/2c of your favorite chocolate chips right before pouring into the pan. Or melt them and drizzle on top. Either way, YUM!


This post was brought to you by Amanda Doster and the Cedar Tree Family.

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