Salted caramel and rice krispies totally made out in my kitchen this weekend. AWWWKWARD. No, actually that’s a lie. Totally not awkward, but more like amazing, surprising, cool and kinda messy.
These rice krispie treats are sneaky. Pretty normal looking, right? Their appearance being exactly like the normal rice krispie treat you grew up on…but they’re not. SNEAKY!
I love sneaky food. If I wasn’t so sleepy from my crazy work schedule, I’d think up other types of foods that are deceiving to share with you to continue this part of the conversation, but I can’t. Sigh. Sleepy.
These rice krispie treats are kind of a cross between the normal R.C.T. and a box of salty Cracker Jacks. Salt + caramel + rice krispies + marshmallows = LOVE.
Can I be honest and open about something? This is the first time I’ve made rice krispie treats. Weird, right?
I just had that mom who didn’t really get down with marshmallow fluff and sugary cereal. She made us eat vegetables and plums. Dessert was strawberries.
I was always super jealous of kids who had a R.C.T. in their lunch box. But I dunno, my mom was cool. She’d write sweet notes on my napkins telling me she loved me. I wasn’t that type of kid that got embarassed about those kinda notes–in fact I think I bragged about them.
If I had a kid, I’d totally write them notes too and probably draw pictures of us looking like tigers…I’m guessing they might be embarrassed by that. Whatever, deal with it.
So to make up for it, I’d might include one of these Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats.
Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of water
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of butter
1 package (or 10 oz.) of marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies
Combine the sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a medium saucepan. Do not stir. Cook over medium-high heat to a dark caramel, swirling as it begins to brown to distribute the sugar. While the sugar and water are going at it, heat up the cream in a saucepan or microwave just until warm.
Take off the heat and add your room temperature butter. Whisk the butter in, being sure it’s totally combined. Add your warmed cream and whisk vigorously and add the salt. Set aside.
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add the caramel and stir until thoroughly combined.
Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Or use a biscuit cutter like I did to make cute biscuit sizes.