s’mores krispie treats

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A few days ago I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies but I didn’t feel like taking the time to whip up a batch or heating the apartment further by having the oven on. Instead I opted to make a batch of Rice Krispie Treats and throw a few chocolate chips in. As I was looking at the ingredients in the pantry my idea quickly evolved into a s’more/Rice Krispie Treat combination. I’m a little s’mores obsessed lately so this wasn’t surprising. Honestly though, I’m not sure why no one had ever thought of this before. Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect treat to s’more-ify because the marshmallow is already there and the Rice Krispies are an easy base to work with. Plus, there’s not baking involved so you don’t have to worry too much about pesky things like ratios and measurements. About 10 minutes after my ah-ha moment my S’mores Krispie Treats were ready to go.

s’mores krispie treats

3 tablespoons butter

4 cups miniature marshmallows + 1 additional cup

6 cups rice krispies cereal

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

approximately 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

yield: twelve treats

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add 4 cups of marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Add graham cracker crumbs, mix well then remove from heat.

Stir in Rice Krispies, mixing until well coated.

Add additional cup of marshmallows to cereal mixture, stirring so they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

With a large spoon, fill a large muffin tin, using parchment or was paper to pack the treat mixture into the muffin cups.

Press several chocolate chips into the tops of each treat.

Turn broiler on low and broil the treats for 3-5 minutes, until the tops are lightly toasted and the chips have begun to melt.

Remove from oven and cool.

The whole marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs and toasting really add a s’mores-y feel to these treats. If you choose to use dark chocolate chips don’t use too many as they can be overpowering with the lightness of the Rice Krispies. If you go for milk chocolate you can probably use them a bit more liberally.

Happy s’moresing!

Do you ever combine classic dessert ideas to make new desserts?

Are you avoiding your oven in this heat like I am?