Sunday, April 01, 2007

When One Thing Becomes Another...(Marshmallow Chocolate Rice Crispies)

I wanted to make some crunchy rice crispies bar. A real simple & easy recipe. Just melt some butter with some marshmallow, dunk in some plain rice crispies, stir together then pour and flatter out in a pan. When cooled, just slice into bars and serve - a sure delight to the kids.

But, the marshmallow refused to co-operate. Granted this time, I took the easy way out and used the microwave to melt the butter and marshmallow. The butter obediently melted but the marshmallow gave one hell of a fight. Instead of melting together with the butter into a smooth and creamy sugary and snowy goodness, it turned into a brownish and rubbery slush sitting in a pool of melted butter. Yuck! And no matter how long I zapped it in the microwave, it remained in that erm, 'slushy' form.

I finally accepted the fact that I failed in melting the marshmallow but rather than wasting the butter, I scooped out the marshmallow slush, melted a fistful of dark chocolate chips into the still-hot melted butter, added a squirt or two of honey followed by the rice crispies. Stir to coat everything evenly. In mini paper cups, add a 1/4t of the prepared rice crispies. Then add some choc chips and 2 mini marshmallow. Top with more prepared rice crispies and more choc chips if you wish. Bake for about 7 minutes in a preheated oven (160c). Remove from oven, cool for about 15 minutes and top with another mini marshmallow. Cool completely before storing in air-tight container.
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Not exactly what I set out to make, but the end result was just as good if not better than the original plan. :o)

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