Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Rice Krispie Treat

This is a delicious, low commitment dessert that can be easily whipped up on short notice. I used gelatin free marshmallows in this recipe. Vegetarian marshmallows are  available at most health food stores. Or you could make your own ( I have yet to make marshmallows at home....some day). Fancy it up with a cookie cutter and some melted chocolate! This keeps well for a few days ( I recommend up to three days) .

Rice Krispie Treat
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
8 oz mini marshmallows
3 1/2 cup crisped rice cereal
Pinch of salt
Optional - chocolate chips

Butter 4 by 4 inch pan.
Melt butter and salt in a large pot on medium heat. Add mini marshmallows and stir until melted and add rice cereal and stir well. Press into prepared  pan . I used my well buttered hands to do this. Or a buttered back of a spoon will work as well. Cool.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler and dip cut pieces of treats and place on a wax or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Cut into whatever shape you like, medium sized cookie cutter works well .

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