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!
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.
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.
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!