Check these out! I was going to make green Rice Krispy treats for St. Patrick’s Day for the kids (well, okay…mainly for me but I was going to share with the kids!) and I came across THIS recipe. Talk about turning it up a notch! Why am I just learning about this now?? Rice Krispy treats topped with homemade caramel topping AND sprinkles!! Get out of town!
I must admit, I have been making Rice Krispy treats more lately. I think my childhood love of these was rekindled when Tracy and I made the Angry Birds Cake a few months ago. Rice Krispy treats were used to form many of the edible characters and props we used. If you missed that post you really need to see it (Angry Birds Cake Tutorial).
Who knew Rice Krispy treats were so versatile?? And because they are so light and airy, I choose to believe that they have no calories either.
How to Make Caramel Rice Krispy Treats
Rice Krispy Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons of butter
1 10 oz. package of regular marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies
green food coloring
1. Melt butter over sauce pan on low – add green food coloring after butter is melted and mix well.
2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
3. Mix in Rice Krispies until evenly coated and press into 9×13 pan.
All Recipe Caramel Recipe
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup cream and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then stir in remaining 1 cup cream.
2. Heat, without stirring, to 242 degrees F (116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into a cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
3. Pour over Rice Krispy Treats.
4. Sprinkle St Patrick’s Day and white sprinkles on top.
Lori is a content writer for Discount Party Supplies. She is married with three kids and hosts many family gatherings and parties. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking yoga classes and in her secret life she likes going to heavy metal concerts (but don’t tell the other soccer moms!).