This is what I spent my last night doing.
These are my FAVORITE treat to make, mostly because they're delicious and kill a sweets craving, without actually being terrible for you.
There are only four ingredients to make these.
Butter, peanut butter, marshmallows and cheerios.
Well, I prefer cheerios, but I figured they wouldn't cut as well as rice krispies would. I did the same recipe I have been using forever to make these, and altered it a little. First, I double the recipe (I wanted a lot, ok? Don't judge) I melted the butter on the stove, I poured the marshmallows in, I waited for them to turn gooey and melt (do not simply wait, stir, stir, stir until your arm is going to fall off! Otherwise they will overheat and not taste as good), removed from heat, added peanut butter, stirred in rice krispies, and poured it all onto a piece of wax paper. I put another piece of wax paper on top and rolled it out until it was about as big as I could get it. (I of course, didn't take a picture until halfway through cutting it up!)
Then, I let it cool. If you go for it too quickly, it will just fall apart when you use a cookie cutter.
I put the already cut ones on a different sheet of wax paper.
|Pretty and not mashed together|
|Ugly mashed together|
Heres the recipe for HALF of what I made.
3 Tbs Butter
1 Bag Marshmallows (I prefer mini because they melt faster)
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
6 Cups Rice Krispies (Or cheerios! You'll need to add approx. another 2 cups if you use cheerios)
1. Melt butter in medium pot over medium heat.
2. Add whole bag marshmallows, stir frequently until melted. Use medium - medium/high heat.
3. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until melted.
4. When mixture is smooth, add cereal and stir until fully coated, then spread and press into a casserole dish or just on wax paper.
And now you have delicious treats!
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