Monday, March 5, 2012

Cookies 'n Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Two dessert posts in one week, what has come over me? Tonight we took dinner to one of Nate's cousins that just had a baby. They have a few other children, so I wanted to bring something kid friendly. I thought this dessert fit the bill. Nate also loves cookies 'n cream flavored things, so I killed two birds at once and made him a fun dessert too. I found this super simple idea over at Glorious Treats.

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
20 regular oreos, crushed/chopped (about 2 1/2 cups crushed)
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp. butter

Put rice krispies treats into a large bowl. Spray a 9x13" casserole dish or cake pan with non-stick spray, set aside. In a gallon sized ziploc bag, crush oreos. You want to have some crushed into small pieces, and some bite size chunks. Add oreos to rice krispies and stir to combine. In a large microwave safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows together, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. They will expand, so make sure your bowl is big enough. When the marshmallows are puffy and mostly melted, carefully remove from microwave and stir to fully combine the butter, and make sure the marshmallows are fully melted. Pour melted marshmallows over cereal and oreos and use a spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to quickly combine all the ingredients. As soon as all the cereal is combined, spread mixture into the prepared 9x13" dish. Use the spatula to press the mixture around the dish, and flatten as needed. Allow to cool before cutting into squares. Enjoy!

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