Sunday, June 6, 2010

Super Snack!

I had an amazing weekend. My friend Kate turned 29 again. ;) So I decided she needed a big birthday bash.

I gathered up some of our good friends and planned a camp out. We stayed on her campsite on a beautiful lake about 10 miles out of town. We had sunshine and rain. Clouds and rainbows. It was brilliant. We had music, food and beverages, a bon fire, and fantastic company. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday for her.

This afternoon after getting some sleep- because lets be honest who really sleeps at a birthday bash- I decided I needed to make a snack. Rice crispy bars.

I know this seems super simple, but it's not. I have searched and tried at least 27 different recipes for Rice Crispy bars I wanted bars that tasted like store bought crispy bars. I had read a while back that adding a little corn syrup to your marshmallows keeps your bars softer a little longer, so I tried it.

They were fantastic! They taste like store bought bars, only better!

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

Rice Crispy Bars

Serves 12 (or 9 in my husbands case)

8 1/2-9 cups generic rice crispys (Yes, I like the generic better for this, they are flatter than brand name and they taste the same)

4 TBS I Can't Believe It's Not Butter for Baking

1 bag Jet Puffed Marshmallows

2-3 TBS 33% reduced sugar corn syrup

Cooking spray

In a large non-stick pot melt the butter and corn sugar syrup over medium high heat.

Add marshmallows and turn to coat. Stir constantly to prevent burning while melting the marshmallows.

Add in rice crispys and remove from heat. Stir well to combine.

Pour into a 9x13 glass dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Gently press to an even layer.

Cool completely before cutting. Store tightly covered.

1 comment:

  1. It was the BESTEST BASH ever!!!!

    and these rice crispy bars sound even better!!