Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE TREATS

Like all great discoveries, today's recipe came about by accident. You see, I had initially endeavoured to do my own version of this recipe - using cookie dough and m&m mixups -  but had all my timing wrong and realised I hadn't prepared my tray or chopped the cookie dough. By the time I had finally done these two things, my rice krispies had set in the pot and there was no way I was going to be able to stir anything through them. Tragic, I know. My thighs did thank me though.

With another packet of marshmallows in my pantry, I melted them with the salted caramel to make a tray of salted caramel rice krispie treats. To make these delicious bars you will need:

Salted Caramel:
1 can condensed milk
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sea salt flakes

2 tbsp butter
1 packet of marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies

To create the world's best (and easiest) salted caramel, combine the brown sugar, butter and condensed milk on a medium heat until boiling. Turn down the heat to low and stir continuously for 5 minutes until the mixture is thick and golden brown. Insert celebrity joke here.





Turn off the heat (I transferred the mixture to a bowl) then stir in the salt.






Next, melt 2 tbsp of butter in a pot. Once melted, add the marshmallows and stir until they melt down and resemble a cream.





Add the salted caramel mixture and stir over the heat until both mixtures are fully combined and silken, before adding the rice krispies and mixing until they are well coated. Then, transfer to a tray and press down evenly.





Cool in the refrigerator then cut into squares.





So quick. So easy. So need to go to the gym now.

8 comments:

  1. Shut. The. Front. Door! These sound AMAZING! What a great accident.

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    1. Hahaha STFD is one of my most frequently uttered phrases! They were great. I think I ate about 6 for dinner!

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  2. Is Shut The Front Door a Bad Teacher reference or am I just very slow to the party?
    Love, love, love salted caramel, I might give the rice krispie part a miss and just try to make the caramel like a fudge.
    Cheers
    Kate

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    1. I learnt it from Bad Teacher!
      That movie was hilarious!!!

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  3. So just wondering aloud as I am sitting with my morning coffee, how would two of my most favorite food stuffs (sea salt and caramel) work with the addition of one of my other most favorites (chocolate - I guess I have to confess this is my mostest favorite!) just wondering if the other favorite (pop corn) could even come to the party?

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    1. dark chocolate drizzled sea salt caramel popcorn!

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  4. I just made these sea salt carmel rice krispies very good but next yime I will cut the salt in half. It could be the sea salt I used but it was super salty for me. I will def make these again though.

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  5. Cut the salt portion in half... Like seriously!! It is enough salt to raise your blood pressure through the roof!!

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