Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cookie Crisp Rice Krispies Treats

These were so easy and yummy and I totally just made it up as I went along.  I have an abundance of Rice Krispies Cereal and that's perfect since it's so hot here that turning on the oven means we'd fry!

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Cookie Crisp Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina

2 tablespoons butter (I used salted because that's what I had)

2 tablespoons  corn syrup (You can probably leave this out as I was just playing around, but the butter and corn syrup kind of made it a little caramel-like in flavor.)

6 ounces marshmallows (I used a combo of large and small to use up some open bags!)

4 cups Rice Krispies cereal

1 cup Cookie Crisp cereal

1/2 cup Cookie Crisp cereal, crushed slightly

1-2 ounces milk chocolate, melted

Line a 9x9 baking pan with foil, spray lightly with cooking spray.  Set aside.  In saucepan on stove on medium, melt butter, add corn syrup and marshmallows.  Stir together with a wooden spoon until melted.  Remove from heat and add the 4 cups of Rice Krispies and 1 cup Cookie Crisp.  Stir until combined.  Dump mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly with a potato masher sprayed lightly with cooking spray.  It works beautifully and doesn't stick!  Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl.  Put melted chocolate in a sandwich size plastic bag.  Snip off tiny corner and drizzle chocolate over the treats.  Put the 1/2 cup Cookie Crisp in another sandwich bag, beat with rolling pin to break them up.  Sprinkle the crushed cereal over the chocolate drizzled treats.  Let set.  Cut into squares. 

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This is the coolest trick I just read about on Taste of Home's website (although I since looked and found the idea in many places on the internet.).  Where have I been?  This worked so well and all this time I've been dealing with sticky hands trying to press the mallowy treats into the pan.  Just coat a potato masher with cooking spray to mash down the cereal treats.  It doesn't stick at all!  Love it.

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Now that these are gone, I have to say, though they were a little crunchy for what I like in a rice crispy treat, they tasted great.  And now I have another idea, so I'll be back with that!

12 comments:

Eliana said...

These look DELISH. I really like the pic with the chocolate drizzle YUM.

Leslie said...

oh my..these are perfect. All of my favorite rolled into one!
You can also use the bottom of a glass to push them down

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks like something my daughter would love♥

bigsis said...

These look great! They remind me of the Mexican Chocolate Treats I made for Cinco de Mayo with Cocoa Krispies, mexican vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate chips! I love the tip of using the crushed cereal on the top.

I love Cookies said...

Mmmm so delicious looking. Great website! How fun! I love cookies. Your fam sounds great.

Deborah said...

Oh, my - these look like a little bit of heaven!

pinkstripes said...

Those look great. I haven't made rice krispy treats in ages.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I also have cookie crisp cerals at home, so don't even star giving me ideas!

Risa said...

I have not had cookie crisp since I was a little kid. I love this idea!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Ooh this looks yumm. I love how you've sandwiched the chocolate between treats!!! I must try one soon!

Tracey said...

Cookie crisp cereal?? I haven't had that in ages but I used to love it so much!! I bet these were a big hit!

Gary Farnam said...

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