Thursday, July 11, 2013

Smores Without The Fire

What would summer be without s'mores?  Seriously, what could possibly be more American, more July 4th-ish, than fireworks, hot dogs, parades, sparklers, roasting marshmallows and making s'mores?  Yes, I are speechless. 

But if you happen to be living in a dorm, parenting a bunch of freshman coeds, or, missing summer and camping, try this decadent version of Rice Krispy Treats to lift everyone's sprits without lighting a match, or burning the whole place down! 

I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Baking With Blondie, and modified it just a tad by adding cocoa crispies, rice crispies, and white chocolate chips...feel free to top it off with a little bit of marshmallow drizzle.  Deliciously addicting. 

Large Microwave-Proof Mixing Bowl, preferably glass
1 Rubber Spatula

9" x 13" Pyrex Dish, sprayed with non-stick spray (such as PAM)
A functioning microwave

4 Tablespoons of butter
1 8-10 oz bag of mini marshmallows (you can use larger as well, these make it easier)
1 tsp of vanilla

4 cups Golden Grahams  (original recipe only calls for golden grahams 10 oz box)
1 1/2 cups Cocoa Krispies

1 cup of Rice Krispies
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1-2 Tablespoons of white chocolate chips (optional)

1. Wash your hands.
2. Spray your pyrex with non-stick spray.

3. Melt the butter in the large mixing bowl in the microwave
4. Slowly add the mini-marshmallows, stir, and melt in microwave.
5. Stir every 45-90 seconds until the marshmallows and butter are a smooth liquid.

6. Add vanilla and stir again.
7. Slowly incorporate your dry ingredients, ie grahams, rice crispies, and cocoa crispies

8. Add 1/2 of the chocolate chips.

9. Once combined, quickly transfer to your pyrex dish with a spatula
10. Spray some non-stick spray onto your hands and flatten mixture in pyrex.
11. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips and white chocolate chips over the top

12. Place in fridge for 20-25 minutes until firm.

13. Grab yourself a seat at the campfire.

Happy Post-Fourth of July!

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