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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread


I've had a craving for caramel and marshmallow together so I thought I'd combine the two for this simple little treat. Little did I know that they'd turn out to be a huge hit. I'm talking, people were grabbing squares and hiding them in napkins for later, for fear we'd run out before they got their fill. They are that good. I'm not sure plain Rice Krispie Treats will ever be welcome in our house again! The coarse sea salt on top just adds a lovely little touch too- don't leave it out! 

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Squares
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1 10-oz package regular sized marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows {I always toss in an extra 1/2 cup for good measure.}
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 package Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • about 2 tsp coarse seal salt

Spray a 9x13 glass pan with non-stick spray. Also spray a rubber scraper. 

In a large bowl measure out marshmallows and butter. Microwave for about 2 minutes, until marshmallows are super soft and growing at an alarming rate. ;) 

Using your now-non-stick rubber scraper, stir the Rice Krispie cereal into the marshmallow mixture. Once well mixed, transfer to the 9x13 pan and gently press in until the treats are as even as possible. 

Once they're cooling in the pan, pour the caramel bits into a microwave-safe dish and add the milk. Microwave for about 1 minute. Bits won't necessarily look melted, but once you begin stirring them, they'll run smooth. If they don't, put back in the microwave for another 15 seconds. 

Once they're smooth, pour over the Rice Krispie Treats and use your rubber scraper to smooth the caramel over the top until even. 

Sprinkle on coarse sea salt and let cool completely. 

Once cool, I like to take all the treats out and put the entire block on a cutting board. I slice them all at once, then return them back to the pan. 

ENJOY! 


SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread

I found the package of Kraft Caramel Bits at Walmart, but I think most grocery stores carry them this time of the year. 

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread


SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread


SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES: Butter with a Side of Bread


4 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! I had never seen those caramel bits and thought it was a bowl of chickpeas!

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  2. I'm thinking about adding some Toll House milk chocolate morsels after spreading the caramel, then sprinkling them with the sea salt. I love salted chocolate caramels!!!

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  3. I'm thinking about tossing a few of the unmelted caramel morsels in with the cereal and marshmallows before mixing, then spreading the rest on top ... might even get a second package to be sure to have plenty. I do love caramel!
    ;)

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