Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gourmet Rice Krispies Treats



Here's another easy recipe for you families that want a quick sugar fix. These yummy treats are super easy and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Gourmet Rice Krispies Treats have layers of sweet and salty goodness. Chocolate and peanut butter combined to perfection. Now, I know Valentine's Day has passed, but we're still in the month of love, so my treats are in cute heart shapes.



Don't these look fantastic?



Gourmet Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats Recipe from ricekrispies.com

3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows

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4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 9 x 13 pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into desired shape.

For the filling

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
Extra peanut butter
Extra milk chocolate chips

Combine on stove on meduim-low until smooth.

Spread a layer of peanut butter and then the chocolate mixture on half of the Rice Krispies Treats. Then stack another Rice Krispie Treat on top. Spread another layer of the chocolate mixture on top and decorate with milk chocolate chips. Enjoy!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Last Minute Gooey Nutella Brownies



For the Momma that's always on the go, these are the perfect last minute goodie to throw together for guests or in the kiddos lunches. They are quick, easy, and best of all... Delicious! They only have three main ingredients and endless options for toppings.



I chose to top them with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped mixed nuts. They are to die for!! Other toppings that would be wonderful are chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips. The cute little white, pink, and red M&Ms would be a yummy Valentine's Day treat for your honey! No matter what topping you choose, these are sure to be a huge hit!

Last Minute Gooey Nutella Brownies

1 cup Nutella spread
2 large eggs
9 tablespoons flour
1 cup your choice of toppings

Preheat oven to 350ยบ

In a medium bowl, whisk Nutella and eggs until smooth. Add flour and whisk until completely incorporated.

Spread batter into a greased 7x11 brownie pan. Sprinkle generously with your choice of toppings.

Bake for 14 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist/wet crumbs stuck to it (you’ll want these nice and fudgy). Cool completely on cooling rack. Serve immediately or store for up to 3 days in a sealed container at room temperature. Enjoy!

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