Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Black and Tan Rice Crispy Treats

I had the urge to try and make something different, unique, and that did not have to be stuck in the oven. At the grocery store yesterday, I opted to buy a few of my favorite things: peanut butter, rice crispies, marshmallows, and cocoa crispies. Yup. Put it all together, add a little Paula Dean butter, and voila - my creation: Black and Tan Rice Crispy Treats.

This recipe could easily be altered by subtracting some or all of the peanut butter. If doing so, add another tablespoon of butter when eliminating all peanut butter. The peanut butter is not overpowering by any means, but is subtle and quite tasty with the marshmallow and chocolate flavors.

Black and Tan Rice Crispy Treats
3 T butter
2 T peanut butter
Lg Bag of Marshmallows
3 c Rice Crispies
3 c Cocoa Crispies

Melt butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows in large microwaveable bowl in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir every minute. Add rice crispies and cocoa crispies to melted mixture and place in greased 8 x 12 (or similar size) pan. Let harden and then cut and serve.