This is suppose to go under the new account, but I’ve been pretty lazy and haven’t gotten any further on the logistics of the webpage. Until it’s actually done, I’ll have to continue posting the food portion on here.
For today, I made rice crispy treats for the Boyfriend. It’s my first attempt, although I’ve had homemade ones a couple of times in the past. I enjoy rice crispy treats, but they’re just too sweet for my taste and although I should be able to alter that as I’m make my own, it was my first attempt so I kept by the guidelines. I found the recipe on food.com.
One of the reason why I wanted to try this recipe was because it specifically noted the soft and chewy-ness of the treats even after a couple of days. The one thing I really did not like about the previous homemade treats was how hard they got once they’ve cooled down. Once harden, they’re nearly impossible to bite, much less eat.
This recipe stayed true to being soft and chewy; definitely what I wanted. Although I read from one of the comments that the trick is to take the marshmallow off the heat before they’re completely cooked. I didn’t quite do that, but what I did was to start stirring in the cereal before the marshmallow completely melted. This still did the trick as the bars are still very soft and delectably chewy!
Although the recipe retained the soft and chewy properties of what I deemed as a good rice crispy bar, it was too sweet for my taste! In the next batch, which will be much much done the line from today, I will lessen the amount of marshmallows to lessen the sweetness. Will definitely keep you guys posted on this!
Soft and Chewy Rice Crispy Treats
adapted from Food.com
4 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
16 Oz. of Marshmallow
1 Tsp of Vanilla extract
6 Cups of Rice Krispies (or any cereal, generic stuff)
- Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
- Before the butter melts completely, add in marshmallows.
- Stir the marshmallow, but before the marshmallow completely melts, add in vanilla (be careful it doesn't splash on you).
- At this point, the marshmallow and vanilla should be mixed well, but still retains a bit of lumpiness to them, without removing from heat, add cereal. Stir until cereal is completely covered with marshmallow mixture.
- Turn off heat and pour into a greased (spray Pam works great) 9x13 pan. Let cool 2 minutes. Press flat by pounding with some paddle, spoon and etc. Cool completely and cut into squares.
If you’re looking for some good dinner, perhaps you’d enjoy Jenna’s quickie home dinner. Jenna is the author of Eat Live Run. I personally enjoy a lot of her recipes, and she has amazing bread recipes and shared secrets. I altered her Linguine with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce to use with chicken because of my allergies. I don’t make it look nearly as good as she does. But trust me, the Boyfriend could not stop raving about it.
Have a great night everyone!