Yumm…yummy…yummier…who can resist the gooey delight of a rice krispies? To be honest, I didn’t know the existence of anything like this while I lived in India and for many more years after that even though I lived in the US, the enviable land of rice krispies treats! Now I don’t claim for this recipe or this treat to be healthy kid food but what is a childhood without a few sinfully delightful unhealthy “yum-nums” as TJ calls them anyway?! I got the idea of making these treats with vanilla after having tasted them first at the Happy Hollow Zoo’s Cafe.
Remember to measure your ingredients carefully. Baking is the only genre of cooking in which I actually follow measurements and directions. Here’s what you need:
Rice Krispies Cereal – 5 cups
Kraft Mini-Marshmallows – 4 cups
Salted butter – 3 Tbs
Madagascar vanilla flavoring – 1 tsp
Measure and keep your ingredients ready. Coat a large baking pan with butter and keep aside.
Melt butter on a very low flame and once the butter is melted, add the vanilla flavoring and stir.
Next, add the marshmallows and allow for them to melt completely. They’ll become a nice stringy mesh before becoming a more liquidy mesh. They will begin to come off the pan.
Next, add the rice krispies and stir in quickly. Make sure the rice krispies are well coated. I didn’t do a very good job here because I rushed too much. Don’t rush but do pace yourself at a quicker-than-usual mixing rate and make sure all of the marshmallow goodness gets immersed into the rice krispies and vice versa.
Once that’s done, move the contents to a previously coated-with-butter pan. I used a regular baking pan but the size and depth will depend on how you want your final product to look.
You can use wax paper or a spatula to smooth out the rice krispies into the pan.
Vanilla Rice Krispie Delight is ready!
I was able to cut through the Krispies and make little squares almost immediately but waited for a few hours before doing so just to give it some time to set in there. I didn’t get the pieces out of the pan until much later. You can cut and eat right away.