Friday, June 8, 2012


My husband gave my neighbors tickets to a hockey game this season.  They took their 17 year old grandson and, I guess he became hooked.  His Grandma credits/blames us for his new obsession.  We invited him over to watch a playoff game with us, giving his grand parents and the dog, a reprieve from the hooting and hollering that he makes during the game. 
I wanted to make our guest feel special.  I decided to make him something.  What do teens like?  Of course this is while I am perusing the isles of my favorite grocery store, yes I like grocery stores.  I saw the marshmallows, remembering I have a coupon (I love coupons), remembering how I loved Rice Krispie Treats  in my childhood and teen years(ooey, gooey, goodness), I put the marshmallows in my cart. I’m thinking Rice Krispie Treats; I probably haven’t made them since high school.  Now I’m thinking of marshmallows and crispy cereal as a blank canvas all kinds of flavors!  That night I added Peanut Butter and chocolate chips to my treats.  Sooo yummy!
Now I’m hooked on Rice Krispie Treats!  There are oodles of flavor combos to try.   I was inspired by the Mounds candy bar for this recipe.

1 Tbls               Butter, softened, for greasing the pan
¼ cup               Butter
1, 10 oz bag     Marshmallows (I use miniatures because they’re easier to work with)
4 ½ cups          Cocoa Krispies
1 cup                Sliced, blanched almonds
1 ½ cups          Shredded, sweetened coconut
1 cup                Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1.                  Grease a 13x 9 inch pan with 1 tbsp of softened butter.
2.                  Melt the butter either, in the top of a double boiler, or in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
3.                  When the butter has melted add the marshmallows and stir.  If using the microwave, return to the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 45 seconds.
4.                  In the mean time add the Cocoa Krispies, almonds and coconut to a large bowl. Don’t add the chocolate chips yet.
5.                  Add the melted marshmallow to the bowl of Cocoa Krispies, mix really well.
6.                  When the marshmallows and cereal are mixed well, add the chocolate chips, mix quickly, if mixed too much the chocolate chips will melt in, and it’s really better if there are little chocolaty surprises.
7.                  Press the mixture into the greased pan, and allow to cool.  I usually only make it about 15 minutes, but 30 or more is better.

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