Monday, January 28, 2013

Toffee Chip Rice Crispy Treats

Doesn't it look fun?

I had such fun making these!  Everything went smoothly, they came out exactly how I wanted them to come out!  
If you believe that, man do I have a nice piece of property to offer you!!
Let me backtrack.  I am not a professional pastry chef.  I am a hopeful, wistful home cook who has great visions of culinary art.  That being said, it doesn't mean I can actually re-create what I have imagined, but hey one can try right?


With this little visionary reenactment, I was having the dreaded wafer issues.  Have you had wafer issues?  You know, when the melted wafer hardens faster than you can smooth it down, so you get little rivers and valley's and all sorts of streams running through your supposed to be a flat surface?  
Yes my friends, that is what "wafer issues" are.  
Never-the-less, I think they came out pretty well considering my skills are definitely not trophy winning to say the least! I am going to call them "rustic", that fits right?



However, I did really enjoy making these, and they taste AMAZING!!  You have toffee bits, mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, marshmallows and rice crispy cereal.  What's not to love?  I also adore that they are no bake and you can either use the wafer's melts like me, or your own personal frosting to decorate.  I used heart cookie cutters for the upcoming holiday, you know the day of "Amore", aka also known as Valentine's Day.  You can certainly use whatever cookie cutter and frosting you want.


These will be really fun for a children's party!!  I cannot wait for grandchildren!!  I guess I shouldn't write this because my older married children do read my blog...
MOMMY LOVES YOU GUYS, no pressure, no pressure I say!!!
<sigh>



Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5-6 minutes
Yield: 12 medium-large cutter shapes (more if using smaller cutters)

Ingredients:
3 tbsp butter
1 pkg miniature marshmallows
4 1/2 cups rice crispy cereal
3 tbsp toffee bits
3 tbsp semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups white vanilla wafer melts
1 1/2 cups red vanilla wafer melts

Additional tools:
Aluminum foil 
Large baking sheet
Preferred cookie cutters
1 tbsp butter for buttering hands

Directions:
-In a medium non-stick pot add your butter and let melt. Sneak just a few toffee bits.

-Once butter has melted, add your marshmallows. Sneak a couple more toffee bits.

-Stirring constantly melt your marshmallows.  Go ahead and sneak a just a few more toffee bits.  What??

-Once marshmallows have melted, add your rice crispy cereal all at once, stirring vigorously, incorporate the cereal.  Now let's add our toffee bits (sneaking a few more...) and the semi sweet chocolate chips.  

-On a non stick sprayed aluminum sheet, spread your crispy mixture.  

-Using buttered hand, press down and smooth down till even height.  Let cool for a few minutes.

-With a cookie cutter, press into mixture and cut your pieces.


-Place on a wired rack so crispy treats can harden just a bit.


-How cute are these, right?


-Melt your wafers according to manufacturer's instructions.  I used a small squirt bottle to frost.  You can certainly use your preferred method.


-Once the base has been applied, decorate using your favorite wafer or frosting.




I just think these are so downright pretty!!  Even though they are not perfect, they are rustic and original enough that your recipients will surely appreciate them!

Don't forget to grab a couple more toffee chips!!
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Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi

8 comments :

  1. Didi I think these are darling, and ya know what I think could be a fun idea? Add lolly pop sticks to the bottoms. I'll give these a try for sure:)

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    1. I was thinking that too gorgeous one!! That's why I said they would be perfect for a kids party!! ;-)

      Love my Linda dolly!! ♥

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  2. These look really fun! I'll have to try them with Hailey. It would be something different than banana bread

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    1. I'm sure she will love making these with you Mary! ♥

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  3. Oh these are so cute Didi!! I love this idea!

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    1. Thank you Kecia!! Simple, but delicious, and of course, NO BAKE!!

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