Recipe for Rice Krispy Treats from Scratch
No premade marshmallows.
Could you have added more RK to it? I tend to increase the RK by 10-20% because I love carbs, the texture, and to downplay the sweetness.
Anyway I think you can do peanut butter RK treats which don't use marshmallows. The recipe I used used corn syrup though, so if you're not into that maybe honey could work.
Otherwise try making marshmallows.
So I did make a batch last night. The marshmallows were a gelatin-stabilized meringue from David Lebovitz. The problem I ran into was that the Rice Krispies cereal absorbed a lot of the moisture from the fresh marshmallow (the recipe does say to leave out for 4 hours to dry and firm, but I was hoping to clean fewer pots.) So it's not really crispy but I will put the pan into a medium temp oven tomorrow and see if I can toast it a little.
It is possible to make rice krispy treats from commercial marshmallow cream/fluff, which doesn't require gelatin, so I wonder about making it (uses egg white) from scratch and using it instead.
I found this blog entry that uses homemade marshmallow cream in some: http://www.seaweedandsassafras.com/20...
This is what I had in mind.
I frankly don't see how rice krispy treats won't be excessively sweet, though -- isn't that the point? I hope you don't go for homemade crisped rice, though!
I wonder if it is possible to whip up a meringue from pasturized egg whites and your desired amount of sugar, fold in the RK, and bake it?
Here's an Australian recipe (I haven't tried) using rice krispies in a sort of rice krispy treat.
Rice Bubbles are what they call rice krispies. Copha is a solid fat that is derived from solidified coconut oil.
White christmas slice
Here are more Australian Rice Bubble (krispie) recipes:
Chewy rice bubble bars
Strawberries & cream muesli bars
White Chocolate Rice Bubbles Slice
Apricot & Almond White Christmas
according to this Copha is a brand name for hydrogenated coconut oil, and is quite popular in Australian sweets.
looks like it is used as a binding agent because it is solid at room temperature.
I doubt if the current healthy claims for coconut oil carry over to this product.