Friday, February 1, 2013

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Well I previously mentioned that going to the gym was a "hobby" of mine...mostly because I am going to Miami in March, but that is besides the point. Anyway, two days this week have been GORGEOUS as far as January in New York City goes. I have pumped myself up to go for a run as I look out the window and see a beautiful 50 degree day. Two days in a row, I step out of the office and it starts raining. Now I understand that real "runners" go out in the rain and I applaud them, but probably one of the only times I went running in high school was right after a rain storm and I fell on a pile of leaves and couldn't try out for basketball.

Anyway, yesterday I got to leave work early because I had a photo shoot for the company website. Photo shoot took about 8 minutes and I got to leave to go home at 4! My options were either go to the gym, go for  a run, or go bake something for the office. Guess which won?!

I found this recipe for cookies and cream rice krispie treats  from Mallo & Co. Great blog for rice krispie treats too! I was pretty sure my new office was going to fire me if I didn't bake something so I figured these were nice and easy. Oh and DELICIOUS.

First, you crush your oreos in a nice big bowl. I always just put them in a ziploc and smash them. Good anger management therapy too.

Then you mix it with the rice krispies until they are evenly distributed.

Then, you melt some butter and one or two of those extra large Hersey's Cookies & Cream bars.

Add in your marshmallows and wit for them to melt. 
Make sure you wait until it a smooth consistency! 

Add a teaspoon of vanilla, and mix with your krispie & oreo combination. Then spread in a pan, cool for 5 minutes and add a chocolate drizzle if you desire!

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

4 Tbsp butter
6 cups marshmallows
1 1/2 - 2 large Hershey's Cookies N' Cream candy bars (you could substitute with white chocolate chips if you must...)
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups rice krispies
25-30 crushed Oreos
Chocolate Drizzle (recipe below)

In a large mixing bowl combine the rice krispies and Oreos. Set aside.

Melt the butter and Hershey's chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Once they're melted add in the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are mostly all melted (this will take a few minutes--low and slow is key for perfect texture) then stir in the vanilla.

Once fully melted, take them off heat and pour over the rice krispy mixture. Stir lightly to combine. Dump the mixture into a greased 9x9 pan. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then with greased hands go in and flatten the top. Allow them to cool for about 20 minutes, then top with the chocolate drizzle. 

Chocolate Drizzle
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp oil or butter

Melt chocolate and oil in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, Stirring between each one. Continue until fully melted.

1 comment:

  1. Yea, I'm so glad you tried these! They are a good one! And I'm with you, I hate running in the rain!