Treats for My Valentines

by Hope Sewell on February 12, 2013

in eos, family, kids, recipes

Love is in the air!!

Can you feel it?
Can you smell it??

You could smeill it for sure if you were in the Sewell kitchen.  “What does a Sewell Valentine’s day smell like??” you ask.

This year the aroma of melting butter and marshmallows permeates my culinary lair 2 days before this celebration of love.
On a side note, anytime I am melting butter on the stove it never fails that my husband will walk through the house and say, “Wow!!  Something smells good!  Whatch’a cookin’ ?”  My answer, “I’m just melting butter babe.”
I guess it’s a southern thing.

But this Valentine’s day I am whipping up a batch of my famous rice krispie treats.

I call them “my famous” because I’ve made rice krispie treats an abundance of times for my babes and I’ve gotten it down to an art.  I will boldly proclaim that you won’t find a better rice krispie treat for miles around.

I have 2 tricks up my sleeve that makes these treats a winner.  First, it’s all in the melting.

You want to remove your butter and marshmallows from the heat immediately after it’s MOSTLY melted.  Stir it all around a few times to completely melt everything.

Fold in your rice krispies.
Use Kellogg’s Gluten Free brand to make these safe for you and your loved ones who may be sensitive, allergic or intolerant to gluten.

My second trick?  Adding in mini marshmallows right before the rice krispies are completely combined with the melted butter and marshmallows.  You can add anything you want to…gummy bears, chocolate chips, etc…but I like to keep it simple and add in about a cup and a half of the mini marshmallows.
Since the pot is off the heat the marshmallows don’t melt but are slightly gooey.  It’s divine!!!

However, this time I’m adding in love colored M&Ms.  The chocolate is nice and soft inside the candy shell.


Place your yummy concotion into a well greased pyrex dish and let’em cool.


You have my word they’ll be soft and delicious.  If you want leftovers, you’d better set some aside before you serve these to your guests.  If you don’t, you’ll be out of luck as there will be none left.

This batch will be going with my children to their classes at our local chapter of  CBS along with these fun marshmallow pops.

These are all packed up and ready to go!!

PRINT RECIPE HERE 

Rice Krispie Treats
3 tbs butter
1 10oz bag of large marshmallows or a 10.5 oz bag of minis
6 cups of rice krispies cereal
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows, M&Ms, chocolate chips, etc. for filling

Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot.  Once the marshmallows are almost completely melted, take them off the heat.  Stir.  Fold in cereal.  Before the cereal is completely combined add in your filling.  My favorite is the mini marshmallows.  Place in a well greased 9×13 pyrex dish and let cool.  Then cut into squares and enjoy!!

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