Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats

I found this recipe on a website called If you haven't figured it out by now, I love cooking with cereal. These are just a change from the regular Rice Krispie treats. The bottom layer has strawberry NesQuick in it, which I personally wouldn't drink on my own, but it gives the bottom layer a nice hint of strawberry. The second layer has Cocoa Krispies with a little bit of chocolate chips, and the last layer is just the plain Rice Krispies. I added a little more butter, marshmallows, and Cocoa Krispies to mine b/c I of course wanted the chocolate layer to be the largest. 

Layer 1:
1 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 3/4 tsp. strawberry Quik
2-3 drops red food coloring
2 1/4 cups Rice Krispies

Layer 2:
1 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 1/4 cups Cocoa Krispies
Small handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Layer 3:
1 1/2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 1/4 cups Rice Krispies

Line a 9x5 inch metal loaf pan with parchment paper on non-stick foil (I used a glass pan with aluminum  foil).
Melt butter in a bowl. Stir in Strawberry Quik and food coloring into melted butter, getting a dark pink hue. Add the marshmallows and stir to coat with pink butter. Microwave marshmallows for 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. Add cereal and stir to coat. Empty into loaf pan and press down well.
Rise out bowl and repeat melting procedure with Layer 2--add Cocoa Krispies to melted marshmallows, then stir in chocolate chips. Empty onto strawberry layer and press down as neatly as possible.
Repeat melting procedure with Layer 3. Add Rice Krispies, stir to coat, then layer on top of the chocolate layer. Press flat. At this point, your bars should be at the very top of the loaf pan. 
Let sit for a least 1 hour. 
Lift from pan and set on a big cutting board. Slice a thin layer off each end of the loaf to trim. Slice lengthwise down the center, making to long sections, then slice the loaf cross-wise to make 6 big squares.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Hi Olivia,

Yours look great! Thanks for posting the recipe :).