Thursday, April 7, 2011

Who Doesn't Like a Twist to a Rice Krispie Treat?

I am running on the treadmill, chanting "I really do like running, I really do like running". Who am I fooling? A black, wide rubber band wrapped around two rollers with digital controls to "really" add to my other mantra: No Pain, No Gain. I am listening to good ol ROCK on my miniature IPOD in one of those stretchy arm wraps with earplugs attached to keep the beat going while imaging myself with muscles clearly visible and flexing in my legs. I deserve a sweet and gooey treat for going through all the mental dialog and personal conniving so I had better be planning something Damn well worth the sweat! (I don't care that I will be cutting myself a 3" x 3" piece and nibbling on little crumbs that fall off the knife, knowing the crumbs are so out of bounds.) Fresh, bright, sunshine yellow lemons are sitting on my counter next to perfectly ripe, reddish green mangoes. Homemade vanilla bean ice cream with Jack Daniels swirled in just after being churned to the right thickness is waiting in the freezer, all types and colors of chocolate are sitting patiently in a dark pantry and what am I craving? A sassed up rice krispie treat. We are talking loaded with crunchy peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate, slightly crushed and salted peanuts, local clover honey, the BIG & Fluffy marshmallows, and a few rice krispies to make sure the gooey, chewy dessert fits in my rice krispie treat category. Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup salted peanuts

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies

  • 12 large marshmallows


  • Melt honey and crunchy peanut butter on the stove or in the microwave. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add the chocolate chips and marshmallows, stirring until melted. Add the peanuts and rice krispies, stirring until combined.

  • Spoon into a 8" x 8" pan (I did not butter my mine and had no trouble getting the treats to pop out. You can if you choose to be on the safe side.) Cut into squares.


Jenn said...

LOL! I love your description of running and what goes across your head. It is 100% exactly how I feel every time I managed to drag myself to the treadmill. And then giving myself a piece of cake as a reward afterwards. Your twisty rice krispie treat looks great (though it's looks more like a candy bar to me - seeing how brown it is!).

Vicki said...

My walking poles are calling. I'm not a fan of exercise which doesn't bode well for baking and sampling, okay eating, all these cakes. We used to have a favorite restaurant in Omaha that made killer rice crispy treats, packed full of m&m's and all sorts of things. Sadly they closed and I wish knew the recipe. Your's look VERY good.

Gloria said...

Hi Shandy! Your rice crispy treat looks decadent and delicious...definitely a well deserved treat after a work out. I just forced myself back to the gym a couple of days was pure torture. Now I just need to keep going back. LOL.