I told you about my current bloggy gig? I’m doing a little friendly competition with several other bloggers to create some special Rice Krispie treats! So far, it has been very fun. First I got a little package in the mail–some easter grass, a little chickie and a secret word: RECIPES. Our mission (if we chose to accept it) was to locate each other on twitter and piece together our instructions by putting our secret words in order. This is how I let my Team Rice Krispies girls know my word…
OK, so it was a little backward. But you love it, right? Our secret sentence finally said…uhm…I can’t remember but it was something about Moms’ Yummy Easter Treats and Recipes.
Anywhoo. The point is, I had to come up with an original EASTERY RICE KRISPIES treat recipe. Seriously. Is that even possible? You’ve seen my prowess in the kitchen. Actually, no, you haven’t. Because I don’t have any. I read cookbooks. I copy recipes online. I don’t invent things.
So, I did what I do best. I called my dad. He told me he once made Rice Krispies into the shape of a snake. *sigh*
Finally after a little grocery shopping, a little playing in the kitchen and two adorable taste testers, I came up with something. Well, two somethings. Are you ready for your new favorite dessert?! Welcome to the world, FRUITY SHORTCAKES!
Do you love them?!! Oh my goodness! Just wait till you see how easy they are!
6 cups Rice Krispies
half stick of butter
1 pack of marshmallows (I think the mini-marshmallows melt quicker and easier)
fruit (I used blueberries and strawberries but probably any fruit you liked would work)
optional: food coloring
1. Melt butter. Pour in marshmallows. Stir until melty and smooth. (Add food coloring here if desired.)
2. Pour in Rice Krispies. Stir until covered evenly.
3. Pour/press/smash in fruit. (I had to fold in/poke in the blueberries. Purree strawberries and other soft fruit.)
4. Form into…hamburger shapes.
1. Dethaw FOUR HOURS in fridge. Or microwave on high for 10 seconds. (Hmmmm….what to do?)
2. Stir in fruit until uniform in color. (I just purred the strawberries, but I reduced the blueberries by smashing them with a spatula and rolling them around in a saucepan for a minute or two.)
Now, put the two together and garnish with MORE fruit. Yay! Don’t you love it?!
I liked the blueberry one best, but my husband liked the strawberry one. Regardless, they are seriously delicious. I’m not just saying that. They are yummy. The only thing I’d do next time (because I really am going to make these again) is make them mini size. I’ll form the Rice Krispies about the size of a mini-muffin with a dollop of the whipped topping and a strawberry or blueberry on top. Mhhmmm. Don’t you just want to pop 5 or 6 in your mouth?!
Now, here’s the fun part— on Monday March 29th all ten of the Rice Krispies bloggers are hosting a Rice Krispies SCAVENGER HUNT. If you find all the “easter eggs” you could win 1 of 3 super cool Rice Krispies prizes! So, come back on Monday to play along!
So, which one are you? TEAM STRAWBERRY or TEAM BLUEBERRY?
Disclosure: This is part of a paid campaign sponsored by Rice Krispies® cereal