Tuesday, February 12, 2013

White Chocolate Chunk Krispies Treats for Valentine's Day

Are we surviving the week ok?  I thought I'd pop in with another dose of pink and red sweetness to help us find something to smile about.  Plus, who doesn't love fancied-up krispy treats?!

Things are still in transition on the home front, but actually going smoother than I was expecting.  Bo and I are going all dog whisperer on his mom's dogs, and I'm convinced that peace and quiet are just right over the horizon.  And once the weather gets a little nicer, we won't all be cooped up in the house all day.  (Am I bleeding optimism?  I hope so; I've really been working on it.)

So, anyway, to get sugar out of my house (because you know I always make creme brulee for Valentine's, and then it's all about birthday cake next week), I brought this batch of krispies treats in to work.  And immediately regretted having made only an 8" pan of them.  Word got out that I was sharing treats, and I only had enough for the desks closest to me.  Whoops!!  Maybe I'll earn back the office love by bringing in leftover birthday cake next week.  Speaking of cake (I'm incapable of focus this morning) - I've decided that this year's fancy birthday cake will be chocolate.  With caramel sauce between layers.  And covered in the most perfect homestyle chocolate buttercream.  I. Cannot. Wait.!!!

But before I get too obsessed with that doozy of a cake, let's give these treats the attention they're due.  They're based on the recipe I used for those fabulous Browned Butter Krispies Treats from way back, but made all fancy by adding sprinkles and white chocolate chunks.  They're rich, they're delicious, they're too easy for me to make at home alone when it's raining and I'm still wearing my pjs.  

Have the Happiest of Valentine's, Especially if You're Spending the Evening in PJs with Your Fro Up in a Bun Like Me,

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White Chocolate Chunk Krispies Treats
cute idea from Eat, Live, Run
krispies recipe from my own post

1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
10oz. marshmallows
4 1/2 c. crispy rice cereal
1 c. white chocolate chips or discs
1-2 Tbsp. sprinkles

Spray an 8x8" pan with cooking spray.

Add the butter to a large saucepan set over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the vanilla and the marshmallows, and stir the mixture constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted.

Remove from heat and add the cereal, using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to coat the cereal evenly with the marshmallow mixture. Add the sprinkles and white chocolate chunks and quickly stir to mix evenly. Spread the mixture in an even layer in the prepared baking pan. Let cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

Note: If you double this recipe, use a 9x13" pan.

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1 comment:

  1. This is happiness. :) Love the photography as well....I just want to dive into those treats. Hugs!


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