Intro

Remember those lovely little pillowy puffs of whipped sugar studded with vanilla beans? Yeah, so do I.

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I enjoyed countless cups of cocoa adorned with the sweet heavenly marshmallows… so many in fact that I had to go on a cocoa sabbatical so I can once again truly enjoy it’s chocolaty pleasures come December (true cocoa season).

So no more cocoa and marshmallows for me. Then what to do with the remaining marshmallows? Not really a hard question at all. Melt them, add butter then stir in a little snap, crackle & pop.

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Rice Krispie Treats!

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These sophisticated snacks made us smile. The process to make them was almost as much fun as it was to eat them. Just ask Baron who thoroughly enjoyed licking the spoon and then consequently his fingers.

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Check out Cooking for Engineers for an in depth study (including pictures) of how to make these cereal treats.

Rice Cereal Bars

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 10 oz. homemade marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preparation:

  1. Spray a 9 x 9 pan and a rubber spatula with cooking spray.Optional: Line the pan with parchment paper or waxed paper for easy removal of the treats.
  2. In a saucepan, heat butter and marshmallows over medium heat until melted.
  3. Remove from heat, and immediately stir in the cereal, using the prepared spatula.
  4. Spread into the prepared pan. Flatten gently with the spatula. Let cool and harden completely. Cut into squares or any fun shape.
  5. While waiting for treats to harden lick the spoon and the bowl until thoroughly cleaned. Then wash your hands and face to remove inevitable stickiness.
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9 Responses to “Pieces of Heaven; mixed with cereal”

  1. jen

    oh, and the shape you cut them in as well as the idea of taking a chocolate sabbatical; as i sit here munching on chocolate covered almonds…

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  2. iman

    It was cool running into you. Please don’t mind me making a total fool of myself, it’s a good thing I am losing my voice or else I would have confessed my love for your awesome skills! One day I will take a class.
    p.s. your kids are too cute :)

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  3. Havilah

    so when do you put the salt in? I bet it brings out the flavor like nothing else, but when do you add it?

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  4. artisansweets

    Havilah – good point. Add it when you add in the cereal.

    Iman – It was really great meeting you as well. We’ll have to meet again when you have a voice so I can hear your confession. :)

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  5. My First Kitchen

    I made the marshmallows over the weekend and have been downing hot chocolate like a fiend. I might have to slow down, so I’ll have to make these. And LOVE the fact that you cut them round. So simple but so cute!

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