Not sure why, but I get in such a dilemma when trying to decide what to make for family gatherings. I always fight myself over going tried-n-true or venturing out and trying something new. We had the family over on Easter for a late lunch and when I saw these Oreo Rice Krispie Treats from http://www.chef-in-training.com, I knew the family would love them. I was right…
Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
20 Regular or Golden Oreos, chopped (I made both Regular and Golden Oreos)
6 cups miniature marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter
White chocolate and Wilton Marshmallow Candy Melts, for drizzling (optional)
Butter a 9 X 13 inch pan, or spray with cooking spray (I save up all my butter wrappers in the freezer in a Ziploc bag and use one anytime I need to butter a pan)
In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies and chopped Oreos.
Chop your Oreos so that some are chunky and some are almost smashed. I took half the Oreos and chopped them and took the other half and put them in a Ziploc bag and beat and smashed them until they were fine crumbs (you could do the same thing with a food processor, but it’s just easier to use the Ziploc and helps relieve any stress at the same time).
In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and marshmallows and heat until melted, stirring constantly.
Pour melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and Oreos and quickly combine, using a spatula sprayed with non-stick spray (This is key, that is some “sticky stuff”).
Press the combined mixture into your prepared pan and press the mixture in the dish, flattening as needed.
Let cool and then drizzle (optional). I used Wilton Marshmallow Candy Melts on the ones with Regular Oreos and White Chocolate on the ones with Golden Oreos. Much to my surprise, the ones with the Golden Oreos were even a bigger hit than the Regular ones.