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1.15.2012

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

  
  Sometimes you need make something incredibly simple yet delicious.  This was one of those times.  When one is tired and it's 8:00 on a school night, and one has a bag or two of marshmallows, a jar of nutella, and a box of rice krispies...the rest is history.


  Now, I can't take credit for this beyond awesome creation, kudos to Tracy at Sugarcrafter for her nutellaholic ideas.  Also, I think this is my new favorite way to cut.  As much as I adore them, a few bites put into the tall bars and the roof of my mouth is not happy.  I dub this rice krispie biscotti.  Plus, their seemingly smaller size definitely allows for a few extra.


  You can certainly use cocoa krispies with these, I just went with what I had on hand.  And since a few around my house aren't big white chocolate fans, I went without the pretty drizzle Tracy did, but a simple dab of extra Nutella sufficed.  And I'd recommend a double batch (9x13), just because.  My 8x8 will be put to better use when I have only myself to feed.
  The flavor in these, oh man.  It kinda blew me away.  For some reason semi-sweet chocolate chips and Nutella balance out the sweetness of many-a-cup of sugary marshmallows perfectly.  It's amazing how much taste these guys pack away.
  And yeah, they're already gone.


Nutella Rice Krispie Treats
Yield: one 8x8 inch pan

Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup nutella
  • 4-5 cups cocoa krispies, or other puffed rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Directions:
Grease an 8x8 inch pan.  In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat the nutella for 30 seconds or so until warm and somewhat runny. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and marshmallows 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each time, until melted and smooth.  Working quickly, stir in the chocolate chips and warmed nutella.  Stir in the rice krispies until well-coated with the mixture.

With greased hands, press the mixture into the pan (at this point, you can fold the mixture in half over itself to make it taller if desired [I didn't], or mix up another batch and press it on top of the first layer).  Let cool and set, then cut into bars as desired.

Sources: adapted from Sugarcrafter


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