Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Laffy Taffy" Krispy Treats

Today I experimented more with the rice krispy treats and here is what I came up with.  Do you like Laffy Taffy?  My kids do.  They know that banana is the only flavor I really like and always save me one when they get them.



I made these in a bread pan as I didn't want to make too many (still have some of the peanut butter/chocolate ones left!)  It worked great and is a perfect amount.

I did the plain layer first and used 4 oz. marshmallows, 1 1/2 T. butter, and 2 1/2 to 3 cups rice krispy cereal. 

I then did the strawberry layer and also used 4 oz. marshmallows, this time using the big strawberry flavored ones, 1 1/2 T. butter, and about 3 cups of the new Rice Krispies with strawberries.  I really like the little added strawberry bite to these.  It was kind of a chewy bite here and there.  I also added 5-10 drops of red food coloring to the marshmallow mixture before adding the cereal. 

Finally I used 4 oz. marshmallows, 1 1/2 T. butter, 5-10 drops of yellow food coloring, and about 2 T. banana flavored pudding mix (which I didn't think smelled strong enough), so I also added 1/2 t. banana extract.  I then added about 3 cups cereal. 

I couldn't wait too see these, so they only set up in the pan about 15 minutes.  They were soft, but looked great and taste great, too.  I think my kids will really like them!

Have some fun and play around with your rice krispy treats!        Will I ever finish my New York blog?  I promise, someday......  


Tiffany Winters said...

Ok, I blogstalked you, but I think you get the best mom award for making such yummy treats!

Deb said...

These look yummy I think you have inspired me.