Friday, August 13, 2010

The New Krispie Treat

I have been eating pretty healthy over the last 2 weeks since Dan has been in camp. Every time I make and send cookies for his locker I have been disciplined enough to eat just one cookie, and then keep one more for a treat the next day.

This time was a different story.... I ate 3, then as I packed his Tupperware container, I held back a few more on a little plate for me.....Oh well, guess I will have to hit it a little harder at the gym tomorrow....haha

I found 2 similar recipes on the Internet www.lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com and the recipe on there is linked to a recipe from Spark Recipes. These two recipe differ in one way. One recipe uses 1 TB peanut butter and one uses 3 TB peanut butter. I followed the recipe using 3 TB peanut butter.

I added about 6 more marshmallows (which made it the full bag). I decreased the M&M's to just 1 cup while adding a new ingredient of cashews! These are yummy lil buggers. My pictures are horrible but if you are looking for pretty ones, you can find them on www.lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com



Ingredients:

-Approx 3 Tbsp butter
-Approx 3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
-30-36 large marshmallows (whatever a full bag is)
-Approx 6 cups Cap'n Crunch Cereal
-1 cup of M&M's
-1 FULL cup cashew pieces

Directions:

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray or rub down with butter, set aside.

In a large pot on the stove melt butter, peanut butter and marshmallows on medium low heat, stirring occasionally (or microwave it, stirring occasionally).

Once mixture is melted and all combined, remove from heat. Add cereal, cashews, and M&M's quickly and stir quickly to well coat. If you are worried about the M&M's melting a little like mine did, mix the cashews and cereal first, then the M&M's. As the marshmallow mixture cools it will become harder to mix.

Pour into the prepared pan. Coat your hands with a little extra butter and press down the mixture into the pan to get it as even as possible. Allow to cool completely and then cut into small bars.

I wonder if these would taste the same using Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, and then no peanut butter with the marshmallow mixture? Just a thought:)

1 comment:

  1. These look great!! Just creating a blog so I can correspond with you about your recipes. It is about time RIGHT?? I may make these for the kids today. Thanks.

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