As its my last week of work here in Indonesia, I decided to share some of my favorite American desserts with my colleagues. I brought in a massive Deep Dish Apple Pie on Monday, my family’s favorite dessert, Pretzel Jello Salad, on Tuesday, and these Rice Krispy Treats today! They loved all of them and I had a blast making and sharing these desserts with them.
The pretzel jello salad will come in a future post, but these Rice Krispy treats need to go up now! They were easy to make, delicious to eat and unique with the addition of the sea salt. I highly encourage you to make these asap – they are fantastic!
Salted Rice Krispy Treats
Recipe adapted from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Makes 16, 2-inch bars
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 10 oz bag large or mini marshmallows
6 cups rice krispy (puffed rice) cereal
1 bar dark chocolate
1. Butter an 8-inch square pan. In a large pot, melt butter over medium low heat. Let it melt, foam then turn clear golden and then slightly brown. This gives it a really good nutty taste but if you are impatient, just melt the butter 😉
2. When the butter is melted (and browned if you want), turn the heat off, sprinkle in the sea salt, and stir in the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are smooth – you may need to turn the heat back on to low to get them to melt, but don’t let the marshmallows actually cook.
3. Take the pot off the stove and stir in the cereal. Fold it in gently, until it is all combined, then transfer to the prepared pan. Press it down with your hands to get it smooth and even.
4. Melt chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, then drizzle over rice krispies. Place in the fridge so the chocolate hardens but take it out an hour before you serve them so they return to room temperature. They are also pretty darn good after just a could minutes of cooling!