They’re home! Late last night (their flight got in at 10:30 p.m.) my two sweet college boys got home. And guess where thefirst place they went was? – the pantry and refrigerator to check out what was there! One of the treats waiting on the counter for them was a freshly baked batch of Snickerdoodles. When Clark was in high school he and his buddies would hang out at the house playing Halo – they always requested Snickerdoodles! I made a lot of Snickerdoodles his senior year! Snickerdoodles are just a classic in the cookie department so I’m not going to post my recipe but if you need a good one just email me and I’ll send it along!
This week as I was doing a little blog surfing on some of my favorite food blogs I found another recipe for a classic – rice krispie treats. Now you may think – everyone has that recipe – it’s on the back of the box! True, but not all rice krispie treats are created equal! Almost two years ago my father was going through cancer treatment at a local hospital. It was a hard and stressful time for our family and we spent a lot of time at the hospital. One of the things we discovered in the cafeteria at the hospital were these amazing rice krispie treats! First of all – they were BIG and they were nice and soft and gooey! So when I found this rice krispie treat recipe I thought I’d give it a try -and guess what – they taste just like the ones at the hospital. It may be silly but during that stressful time in our life those rice krispie treats brought some enjoyment and comfort.
So thanks to Katherine of How to Be a Domestic Goddess here is a great “comfort food” recipe!
Start with one full bag of marshmallows, I used mini but you can also use the large. Now here come’s the secret. Add
1 cube of butter instead of the 1/4 cup the recipe suggests. Trust me.
Melt in microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Mix marshmallows and butter until butter melts and mixture is smooth. (If the butter doesn’t melt, microwave for an extra 15 seconds or so.)
Just pour the rice krispies into the bowl without messing with measuring cups. I used an 18 oz. box and had just over 8 cups leftover (sorry I didn’t measure, I just kept pouring until it looked right) You don’t want to add too much rice krispies or they won’t be as soft and gooey as they should be.
Mix away. What we’re trying to avoid here is big gloppy amounts of white marshmallow.
Once the marshmallow-butter mixture is evenly mixed in, pour into a pan and allow to set. Enjoy