Monday, May 19, 2008

TRIPLE DECKER RICE KRISPIES!

I really am trying to get my last day in New York City done and posted.  It's getting there, but in the meantime, look at these---

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I was inspired by my recent "creation"  (Rice Krispy Treats are hardly a creation--they are TOO easy), but after making double-decker ones, I knew I wanted to try for more and went for a triple!  Score!  They are, to me, very good.  I like the tri-color look, but these could easily be made with just the chocolate and peanut butter layer for a yummy treat.  These would even be fun as a July 4th treat by just coloring each layer white, blue and red with food coloring (you could also play with flavor extracts).  Hmm, the possibilities are endless.  But I do love the chocolate/peanut butter combo!

All I did was follow the package directions (although some seem to vary slightly if you look on the marshmallow bag versus the cereal box).  For the chocolate layer I actually used Cocoa Krispies.  For each layer I used a 10.5 oz. bag of marshmallows and 1/4 cup butter.  I used about 6 cups of cereal.  I sprayed a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.  After melting the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over med-low heat, I added about 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and stirred them in until melted.  Then I added the Rice Krispies cereal and mixed well.  I then added another 1/2 cup or so of chocolate chips to the mix and they melted slightly.  I spread this in the pan and pressed down as much as I could. 

For the peanut butter layer I used regular Rice Krispies and did the same with 10.5 oz. bag of marshmallows and 1/4 cup butter.  After that was melted I added 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (you can use whichever you prefer).  I mixed the peanut butter in with the marshmallows until it melted together, then added the cereal.  After mixing that together I mixed in 1 cup of peanut butter chips.  These also melted slightly, but you have to work fast with rice krispy treats and get them in the pan before they stick.  I put this right on top of the chocolate layer and pressed down well.

The final layer is just the regular rice krispy treats--a 10.5 oz. bag of marshmallows, 1/4 cup butter and 6 cups cereal.  I mixed that up and added it as the final layer.  I let the treats cool and set up in the pan on a counter for a good hour.  I then turned them out on to a cutting board and cut them in to squares.  You can cut yours to whatever size you desire.  The only thing I'm not sure of is if I should have started with the plain layer, then chocolate and ended with peanut butter on top, just to contrast the colors more.  But these are YUM-O!  (Thanks for the yum-o word, Rachel Ray!)

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8 comments:

Cookie Madness said...

Yum! I can't wait to cut mine.

Sharon said...

Like I mentioned, these look ridiculously good! Are they too big to fit in your mouth?! :)

Kevin and Katrina said...

They are a bit large for your mouth, but are doable and good anyway you find to eat them!

Kevin and Katrina said...

Anna-I can't wait to SEE yours!

Cookie Madness said...

Mine are tasty, but your peanut butter layer is darker. I think it's because I used slightly less peanut butter and left out the peanut butter chips.

I'm going to try to find the strawberry marshmallows so I can make a chocolate/strawberry/plain version for Memorial Day.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I LOVE rice krispy treats, they remind me so much of the time I lived in America.What a great idea to make a triple decker! Why have only one flavour when you can have 3, right?

Anne Marie said...

This is such a cool idea.

Max and Deborah said...

These look so good. I will need to try the layered rice krispies. My problem is Chloe is allergic to peanuts, so I would need to come up with a different layer flavor. Maybe I will try chocolate, regular, and strawberry. We will have to see. YUM-O great idea.