Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cocoa Butterscotch Krispies


In my defense, I really had no plans on baking anything today. After finishing reading for one 
of my literature classes, I decided to go get some popcorn or something to equip for my next book I have to start for another literature class (such is the life of an English Lit. major). So as I'm glancing over our pantry, I see a box of Cocoa Krispies that in a week or so will go bad...and I felt sorry for them. So then I look up and see an opened bag of mini marshmallows that will also go bad in a week or so. Then something inside me took over and the next thing I know I'm whipping up a batch of cocoa krispies! I swear it was an out of body experience. 

I didn't want just a boring cocoa krispie though, so again a light shines upon a half leftover bag of butterscotch chips screaming at me to be used. So I decide to add a middle layer of butterscotch and M & M's (for a little crunch and rainbow :))

10 minutes later out come probably one of the best rice krispies I've ever had. They are sweet, but sooo good. The butterscotch really marries the marshmallow and chocolate flavor together wonderfully. I highly recommend these if you love rice krispies. These are also great b/c they're made in a smaller pan, thus they're bigger. I hope you enjoy my sweet creation. :)

3/4 bag of mini marshmallows
5-6 cups Cocoa Krispies
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 bag of butterscotch chips (about 1 & 1/4)
3/4 cup M & M's

Lightly butter an 8 x 11-inch pan with butter or margarine (I used butter flavored cooking spray b/c I was lazy). Melt butter or margarine with marshmallows in the microwave; add Cocoa Krispies. Add half of mixture into prepared pan. Melt butterscotch chips in microwave for about 1 & 1/2 min. Spread over Cocoa Krispies and add 1/2 cup M & M's. Add remaining Cocoa Krispie mixture on top. Top with remaining M & M's. Let set until firm or set in the refrigerator for a few min. 


Lo said...

For some reason, I can't argue with anything that contains rice krispies :) These look scrumptious.

Aaron and Andrea said...

I just made fruity pebble rice krispies!! But they're all gone now...I think I'll replace them with these! Yum!

Elyse said...

These look delicious! The perfect accompaniment for some literature-reading. I wish you could bring some over, and you could read your lit, while I read my law books!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmmm what an excellent snack to have while reading!

Aimée said...

These sound sinful!My boys would love the M&M's