You know, I love a fancy dessert! Creme Brulee is my all-time favorite.
But, to be totally honest, a simple, classic dessert will always be my number one in my heart.
For example, Rice Krispie Treats! I remember being so jealous every time I saw someone at the lunch table had one in school. Luckily, now I can make them myself!
To make this simple dessert even better, I have decided to combine my two favorite things by adding all the classic flavors of s’mores!
The trick with this recipe is to make sure you leave a few bigger pieces of graham cracker when you smash them up so you really get the crunch of the graham cracker.
This recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes and disappears just as quickly. But don’t just take my word for it…
4 tablespoons of butter
3 cups of puffed rice cereal
2 cups of crushed graham crackers
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 and 1/2 bags of mini marshmallows
1 cup of chocolate chips
Sprinkles, for garnish
Flakey salt, for garnish
Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Gather all your ingredients.
In a large dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.
Brown the butter by letting it slightly boil and cook until it turns a golden brown color.
While the butter is browning, crush up some graham crackers until you get about roughly two cups. It’s okay to have some bigger pieces in the mix.
Add in 1 whole bag of mini marshmallows. If the mixture gets too sticky, use a nonstick cooking spray on the spoon.
Once all the marshmallows are melted, add in vanilla. Stir together and then add in puffed rice cereal and graham crackers.
Once the mixture is almost fully mixed, add in half a bag of mini marshmallows and about a cup of chocolate chips.
Immediately, put the mixture into the parchment-lined dish. I like to lay a piece of parchment paper over the mixture and really press down hard to get a nice clean edge.
Sprinkle with a few remaining chocolate chips and, of course, sprinkles!
Allow to firm up at room temperature, about an hour!
I should probably confess that anything involving marshmallows is going to be my new favorite thing… But, these S’mores Rice Krispies are something else entirely! They are like the perfect combination of s’mores and a Rice Krispie treat! You get that ooey-gooey melty marshmallow moment and the chocolate is spread all throughout the little bar, so you get a bite of chocolate every time.
I mean, come on! You know you want to try this! I know I definitely will be making this again!