9/25/08

white chocolate rice krispie treats

Kicked Up Rice Crispie Treats 4
Remember those rice crispy treats you used to devour as a kid? I have found an adult version of sorts, that makes them tastes even better. I saw this over at David Lebowitz food blog, but wanted to kick that recipe up a few more notches. A recipe that even Emeril would be proud of and my friends would devour at first sight.
Kicked up Rice Krispie Treats 8

David added candied peanuts and melted white chocolate.
I changed it by adding salted peanuts, peanut butter chips, sea salt and extra butter.
These are the best combo of sweet & salty I've had by far (well except for my chocolate covered potato chips). You really must try these, and the best part? They are so easy to make.
Kicked Up Rice Crispie Treats 2

white chocolate rice krispie treats
recipe adapted from David Lebowitz
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6 TB salted butter
5 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
A pinch of sea salt
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
½ Reese’s peanut butter chips (the kind used for baking)
10 ounce bag marshmallows, snipped in half
5 ½ cups Rice Krispies
Melted frosting for decorating (optional)

Spray a 13 x 9-inch (approx 30 x 22cm) rectangular pan with Pam.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the white chocolate and stir until melted; add a medium sized pinch of sea salt, stir.
Add the marshmallows and stir constantly over the heat until completely melted. (If they start to scorch on the bottom, remove from heat and continue to stir, placing the pan back on the heat occasionally, stirring until smooth).
Remove from heat and add the peanuts, Reese’s peanut butter chips and Rice Krispies until well combined. A rubber spatula or flexible pastry scraper works best.
Transfer mix to the prepared pan and smooth over. (I used my hand to push them down evenly into the pan).
Let cool before cutting. I went ahead and frosted them with some basic frosting that was piped on using a Ziploc bag.

32 comments:

  1. Mmmm... looks delicious. Especially with that drizzled white chocolate!

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  2. You evil woman! I had allready fogotten about those that I saw @ DL!!! Why had you to go and remember me about what must be this decadent treat? Plus I love your additions! Evil!!!!!

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  3. Glad you kicked them up a few notches! They look to die for! Love all of your additions!

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  4. I was expecting a recipe from Emeril at first, with the "kick it up a notch" reference in the title ;0)

    Oooh, I LOVE your addition of salted peanuts and peanut butter chips!!! Mmm....

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  5. Those look insanely delicious! I never thought rice krispies could get any better, but throw in some peanut butter cups and that's a whole other story!

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  6. Forget the kids, these are mine!

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  7. Love your version of these rice krispy treats!! Wow!!

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  8. I put them out in the office about 90 minutes ago, and there's only a few left!

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  9. You really took it up some notches! Nice.

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  10. I love salted peanuts in candy!! Kind of like a payday without all the scary stuff.

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  11. Wow what a way to upgrade these bars. You did a fantastic job. This looks so yummy.

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  12. There ya go with topping again...ad nooooo, I'm not complaining...(licks).

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  13. For grown-ups? Good thing I act both like a kid and a grown up, I can have my desserts both ways then :)

    I love the peanut butter chips in there, it's a sweet and salt power team. I think you just gave me an idea. I'm going to make a Dawn inspired dish I think.

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  14. I have always loved rice krispies. I dont remember how much of that I devoured..the ones I had were the cheapy ones LOL, I prefer your homemade version and that drizzle of white chocolate is calling me

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  15. Ohhhhhh.yes..those do look scrumptous!!

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  16. I still love the originals, but these could be my new favorite! Love the sweet/salty combo.

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  17. Rice Crispy Treats kicked up a notch, yum! I've only made the original version and thought I got crazy adding whole mini marshamllows to the mix. I guess I really wasn't that "crazy"! :-)
    ~ingrid

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  18. Hey Dawn, I saw your comment on my blog:

    He's a virgo, actually :0)

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  19. I am in love with the sweet and salty combo! There is so much you can do with rice krispies! Yum!

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  20. Love the kicked up rice krispie treats! They look sooo good.

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  21. never had rice crisy treats before...... so shy.... your adult sounds intriguing. i am having a gathering at home this weekend, will make it for my guest.
    btw do you have a kids' verson that i can make for my girls?

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  22. Dawn-this looks so good and so easy-perfect for a weekend treat. I'll let you know how they turn out for me because I know for sure I'm making them within the next few hours.

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  24. Yum, I love kicked up rice crispy treats. Looks terrific!

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  25. Okay, now I am absolutely SURE I prefer your delicious version over David's! (Gasp! Blasphemy!)
    I didn't grow up with rice krispie treats-- I think it's time to make up for that deprivation ;)

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  26. grown up rice crispy treats--i like the sound of that. i'll bet butterscotch chips would be yummy too. if you like that sort of thing. and i do. :)

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  27. We made them and we loved them! Soo good. We added some chocolate drizzle to the top. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  28. My boys will love these! For some reason, Rice Krispy treats are so fall to me.

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  29. What a great way to re-invigorate and old classic!

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  30. I LOVE the looks of these and can't wait to try them!!

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  31. I think this is going to be the next recipe I try.. still eating the homemade Twix that I made this past weekend.. they're awesome :)

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