Rice Krispie Treats~Circle L Style
It is the beginning of the school year and you know what that means?
No, I am not talking about a squirt gun to get them out of bed in the morning!
I am talking about how hungry they are after school.
I am talking about being the “treat-mom”.
I happen to be a experiment baker when I was a kid. You could find me in the kitchen a lot and one day grandma suggested that I add milk and vanilla to my rice krispie treats. Just adding a little milk and vanilla made a huge difference. This recipe will change your way of thinking with rice krispie treats. It will make them oooey and gooey.
But wait, I also wanted to tell you about marshmallows.
I mean, I want to share with you all a few facts about marshmallows because you know they are made with a Beef by-product.
~Marshmallow was made from the mallow plant (Athaea officinalis) that grows wild in marshes. The term marshmallow was derived both from the native home of the plant and the plant name. Mallow is native to Asia and Europe and has been naturalized in America. The Egyptians squeezed sap from the mallow plant and mixed it with nuts and honey. However, no one knows what the candy looked like in those times.
~The French were introduced to marshmallow in the early to mid-1800s. Owners of small candy stores whipped sap from the mallow root into a fluffy candy mold. This time-consuming process was typically done by hand. Candy stores had a hard time keeping up with the demand. Candy makers started looking for a new process to make marshmallows and found the starch mogul system in the late 1800s. It allowed candy makers to create marshmallow molds made of modified cornstarch. At this same time, candy makers replaced the mallow root with gelatin and this created the marshmallow stable form.
~Marshmallows were introduced and popularized in the United States in the early 1900s, after the new manufacturing process was developed.
~In 1948, Alex Doumak revolutionized the process for manufacturing marshmallows. He created and patented the extrusion process. This process involves taking the marshmallow ingredients and running it through tubes. Afterwards, ingredients are cut into equal pieces and packaged. In the 1950s, marshmallows became extremely popular in the United States and were used in a variety of food recipes. Marshmallow Facts
Now we all know about marshmallows, lets get it on with the recipe.
Rice Krispie Treats~Circle L Style
4 tablespoons of no-salt butter
16 Cups (that is 2 regular size Bags of Marshmallows)
2 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons of milk
12 Cups of Rice Krispie Ceral
Slowly melt the butter in a large pan over low heat.
When the butter is melted, add the vanilla and the 12 cups of marshmallows. Slowly melt the marshmallows. Don’t forget to stir.
When the marshmallows are almost all melted, add the milk and the other 4 cups of marshmallows. (It will be a little lumpy and that is ok) Turn off heat. Stir tell smooth.
Add the Rice Krispie ceral. Coating it all the melted marshmallows.
Dump into 2 – 8×11 greased pan or use parchment paper or if you want them really to be thick, dump it all into the pan!! 🙂
Allow to fully cool before cutting. (Umm, this never happens at our place)
I have also added M & M’s, colored sugar, nuts and/or chocolate chips to these. Or I have melted milk chocolate chips and poured over the top. They are good.
Try them and let me know what your family thinks!!