rice krispies treats
- ruth arcone May 29, 2002 02:47 PM
Some time ago a friend mentioned that she had known someone who made rice krispies treats with caramel instead of marshmallows. I had never heard of these, but I will be seeing her soon and she has requested that I make them. I saw a recipe in a cookbook, but negelected to either copy the recipe or even the name of the book. Does anyone have a recipe or a source for a recipe for rice krispies treats using caramel instead of marshmallows to hold them together?
I know this probably doesn't help, but at Mosaico in Manhattan (33rd and Madison), they make rice krispie treats with dulce de leche. Not sure if they also use marshmallow. The key is probably to use really soft caramel-- otherwise it'll be a dental disaster waiting to happen!
that milky way krispy treat recipe looked pretty nummy, but i was just thinking of all the possibilities for rice krispie treats...
ice cream sundae sauce (caramel! maybe it would work, maybe it would be too sticky)
peanut butter (no melting! just mix the pb and the cereal)
marshamellow cream (also eliminates melting)
melted chocolate chips or butterscoch chips or raspberry or whatever other kind you can get now
it's always fun to use cereal other than rice krispies for color.. fruity pebbles, froot loops, cocoa pebbles (ooh, those would be good with the peanut butter)
anyway, ahhh the joys of simple childhood treats! good luck with the caramel and ENJOY
i know a thing called "cuppa-cuppa bars"--because you use a cup of peanut butter, a cup of corn syrup, a cup of sugar, cooked till sugar dissolves; then i think six cups of rice krispies go in; then you press it in a pan and cover it with a cup of butterscotch chips and a cup of semi-sweet melted together. they're pretty damn good.