I asked Larry, “Krispie Treats?” He almost said “duh,” but wisely caught himself.
Not so duh, try finding the right rice crispy cereal at Whole Foods, the closest store within walking distance. We opted out of the idea of a brown rice cereal, and walked further to Ralphs for the Real Deal. Back home, I learned a remarkable thing; I already knew that the fresher the marshmallow, the faster the melt. Well, fresh HOMEMADE marshmallows, zzzzzip, they liquefy in a blink, so watch your batch closely. Adding a schmere of chocolate on the top was an after-thought; the treats themselves weren’t mocha-y enough for me.
Mocha Marshmallow Krispie Treats
Adapted from the original Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats recipe
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 10 oz. marshmallows (approximately 40 large or homemade size)
- 6 cups rice crispy cereal
Spray a 9 x 13 x 2-inch pan with non-stick spray. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add marshmallows, keep the heat low and stir often as they melt. Place the crispy treat cereal in a large bowl, once marshmallows are melted, pour over the cereal and quickly blend together with a wooden spoon (if your pot is large enough, you can do it all in there after you remove it from the heat). Turn out the mixture into the pan and spread in an even layer with a spatula. Cover with a towel and set aside several hours or overnight to cool and dry. Cut into whatever shape you desire. Makes 15 to 24 treats, depending on size.
To add chocolate layer, melt 1 cup chocolate chips on MEDIUM in the microwave, stir after each 30 seconds until melted. Frost the individual treats. Place in refrigerator until set.
Note: yes, you can do the marshmallow melting in the microwave in a giant bowl and mix everything together after that, too.