Monday, November 1, 2010

Milky Way Rice Krispie Squares



We had a great time last night trick-or-treating until Zach got so tired he wanted to be carried around and his words started slurring together. He got quite a lot of loot for a 3 year old. However, I think I like candy better than he does. He told me, "You're only allowed ONE candy a day Mommy!"

Seeing as his preschool doesn't allow them to bring candy in their lunchboxes, I came up with the next best thing:



I can't believe I'm posting a recipe for Rice Krispie Squares. But bear with me - these are special RK squares. The bottom layer is made from the standard recipe but with chocolate chips added in at the last minute before pressing into the pan. The chocolate layer is where things get interesting. It is probably the most sinful way you could eat cereal, but it is to die for. It is made from melted down Milky Way bars or (Mars bars in Canada since we don't have Milky Ways). You could probably melt down any unwanted Halloween chocolates (if is there such a thing?) and stir it into the cereal mixture.

I just learned this weekend that you can freeze Rice Krispie Squares! This makes me really happy as they are one of my son's favorite treats but they don't keep at room temperature for very long and I find it silly making a half batch. Once again, the freezer is my best friend :) I think I will be asking for a deep freezer from Santa this year. LOL - Some girls ask for diamonds, this girl asks for appliances.

Milky Way Rice Krispie Squares

6 tbsp butter or margarine
25 oz (2.5 - 10oz bags) marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
2 full-sized Milky Way/Mars Bars (or 5-6 mini's)
10 cups Rice Krispies

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and vanilla and stir until completely melted. In a separate pot, melt the chocolate bars. Remove from heat. ***For the gooiest RK squares the marshmallows should be JUST melted, don't over-melt them.

2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press half of the mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Pour the melted chocolate bars over the remaining half and mix to combine. Press the chocolate rice krispies into the pan over the regular ones. Cool. Cut into squares. Best if served the same day. Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

10 comments:

Brenda said...

Tia, these look insanely delicious! Mars bars are one of my favourite candy bars (along with Kit Kats). What a great idea adding them to RK squares. Your son is too cute!! What a great pic. :o)

spike. said...

love this take on rice crispies!

Jennifurla said...

Great recipe! I want a new camera for Xmas!

Jess said...

What a great idea for using up extra candy - and I never thought to freeze Rice Krispie bars either. Your little firefighter is adorable.

scrambledhenfruit said...

These sound great- I may even have to go out and buy candy for them. And I have no problem asking for appliances for Christmas. :)

mr. pineapple man said...

too cute!!

Sweet and Savory said...

Tia, these look fantastic. You made the really special with the candy bars.

LDH said...

A very sweet fireman! :)

cookies and cups said...

These sound great! I am all about a krispie treat :)

jillbert said...

These sound yummy! Thanks for the tip about freezing Rice Krispie squares - I never thought about that before.