Every summer we create a summer bucket list of things to do. I’m pretty happy to say we’ve accomplished lots on that list this year. We went to the lake house and to a drive-in movie. We saw a couple of concerts outdoors. We’ve explored some Portland neighborhoods. I painted my toenails mint green.
These Ultimate Crispy Rice Treats always end up on that list. They’re just a summer thing that must be done. I can’t believe it wasn’t until Labor Day that I actually made these for a barbecue. They’re super scrumptious.
The original recipe (from Mrs. Fields), is different in a few ways and is only half of this one. But you can only buy the ingredients in quantities that easily make a double batch. And they last pretty well in the fridge if they aren’t consumed in a few hours (although that is highly unlikely).
Ultimate Crispy Rice Treats
- 1 10 ounce bag minus 6 or 7 jumbo marshmallows
- 1/2 cup (8 ounces) butter
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
- 8 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 ounces butter
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Butter two 8×8″ or one 9×13″ glass pans and set aside.
One of the fun things about these is that they look pretty unassuming. Everyone thinks you’ve brought the average dessert, but once they take a bite, they will feel differently. And then they will probably eat the whole pan.