Sunday, 24 August 2014

Marshmallow crispy squares

I haven't had a crispy treat since I was probably about 12 years old, but I don't know why because I love them! I kind of always thought of it as one of those 'children's only' things, and although this is a great and easy recipe to get the kids involved in, there is no shame in adults making/eating it too.


Ingredients:

150 grams of puffed rice (such as Rice Krispies, but buy the non-branded version as you won't taste the difference) 
300 marshmallows
45 g butter
200g chocolate



Start by melting the butter in a saucepan and adding the marshmallows, stir on a medium heat until it resembles a gooey mess.





My sister bought this stuff so we tried adding it to see if it made the treats taste anything like strawberry, it didn't.




Melt the chocolate, you can do this the long way - in a glass bowl on top of a simmering pot of water - or you can microwave it, just be sure to stir it every 10 - 15 seconds if you choose the later method, or you'll get a weird puffed thing like below.




but even if you don't stir during the melting, you can do it after.





We wanted to make the treats look a little cooler so we added some food coloring to the chocolate, just don't add too much or you'll taste it. 






We used dark purple and blue to get this pretty pastel color, but use any you like.




Fill a large bowl with the rice krispies and then mix in the melted marshmallow and most of the chocolate.







We had some caramel sauce lying around and in the spirit of trying to make our teeth fall out, we added some of that too. Totally optional. 





Line a tray with clingfilm and pour the mixture into it. Then put another layer of clingfilm on and press the mix down.





Pour the remaining chocolate on and allow to cool, or if you want them quicker you can refrigerate it. Then cut into squares. 







I saw a few recipes online that add edible glitter and I think that's a great idea for kids, this is pretty easy and taste amazing. They are fairly sweet so not one for those with a low tolerance for sugar.

Happy baking! xoxo


2 comments:

  1. oooooooooh so yum! can you use Fluff instead of marshmallows?
    xo

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    1. You can indeed use fluff! but it's much cheaper to use non-branded marshmallows instead.

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