Wednesday, February 1, 2012

'Lets Just Be Friends' Rice Krispie Treats

You ask me out for a drink, break my larger bill, and still don't pay for my $5 beer?

Lets just be friends. 

You wink at me. 8 times during dinner. I try to give you the benefit of the doubt; perhaps you have an eye twitch? Nope. Definitely a winker.

Lets just be friends.

You want to spend all day watching the Superbowl? 

Lets just be friends. I'll bring these sweet treats and you bring your cute friends  the booze.

I grew up with a football-loving dad. He was a linebacker in college and when I was younger, made me run plays with him in the backyard. "Ready! Hook n' Go!" I'd run, fast. And although to this day, I could really care less about football, you better believe that this girl can throw the pig skin pretty damn well. It spirals and all that jazz.

I actually do enjoy the Superbowl tradition. But obviously, the main reason why I enjoy it so much is the amazing spread of food and the good company. If you are going to or hosting a Superbowl party this year, I highly recommend making these. If you aren't convinced, then just know, two years ago, I brought them to my old friend's (a very brotherly friend) Superbowl Party. I heard someone moan loudly from the kitchen and shout something along the lines of "whoever made these, I want to marry!" I curiously walked into the kitchen, only to find my friend stuffing his face with one. 


Lets definitely just be friends.

'Lets Just Be Friends' Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie
6 cups rice krispie cereal
6 tablespoons butter
16 oz bag of marshmallows

Topping
1 cup peanut butter (preferably smooth)
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
12 oz butterscotch chips (this is the ingredient that keeps people wondering what the heck is in these things)

1) Butter or grease a 9 by 13-inch pan. Over medium heat, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring constantly. Once melted, add the cereal in and stir, coating evenly.



2) Pour the cereal mixture into your greased pan. Pat down the mixture, spreading it evenly into the pan. If doing by hand, I like to butter my hands (don't knock this method til you try it), so I can pat down the cereal mixture without it sticking.


3) Over low heat, melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips, stirring frequently, until smooth. By the way, in my dreams, this is what heaven tastes like...


4) Pour the melted mixture over the rice krispies and evenly spread with a knife or spatula. Put the rice krispies in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until the topping has hardened. You'll want to let them sit out a bit before cutting into them. These are best stored in the refrigerator. 


Enjoy these on Superbowl Sunday, while pretending to watch the game.


7 comments

  1. Just found your blog and love how funny this post is! Rice krispy treats are def one of my favorites - especially when topped with a yummy peanut butter and chocolate ganache. Yum!

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  2. that looks awesome! i would probably eat five at a time, hope that's cool.

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  3. Duggan! The OC folks loved these last year!!! And I personally ate 5 (and this is a girl without a sweet tooth) but hey --- I earned it, I ran a marathon that day with you!

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  4. OMG they were amazingness.com for the stuper bowl!

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  5. Yum! And you could add m&m's in the colors of your team!

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  6. You are just so damn charming and talented laura! Do your damn thang! xoxo sofie

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