It’s Monday. The six year old in me wants something sweet that is not a LARA Bar. Someone over the holidays tells me about their cookie box. All cookies and one very popular non-cookie item. The butterscotch chips Rice Krispies Treats. I am not lucky enough for that box. Just as well, saves my waistline. I usually make my own marshmallows after discovering how easy it can be (thanks Ina Garten). And my go to very similar in texture gooey sweet to make is popcorn treats (thanks Martha Stewart). I have not ever made the Rice Krispies Treats however. I GOOGLE the recipe. Several pop up. Straight to the source seems best; Kellogg’s. Instacart delivers. Gelson’s has the goods. A few hours later I have eaten half of the baking dish. The rest are in plastic zip locked bags. And now, here I am and here it is the recipe. I use all recommended ingredients first. Next batch I will try the mini marshmallows. And then probably go wild, Christina Tosi style.
** all photos by me
Old Timey Butterscotch Treats
- 1 cup butterscotch morsels
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 package (10 oz., or 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
- 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
1. In large saucepan melt butterscotch morsels and butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. 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. Best if served the same day.
In microwave-safe bowl heat butterscotch morsels, butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Until Next Time…
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