How many times does it take a bag of marshmallows hitting you in the face as you open the pantry door for you to realize that it’s time to make something with them and get them the hell out of the house? In my case the answer is approximately forty-five times. This is the first dessert that I made to take to my new place of employment. Those that I used to work with at my previous job would find this completely unbelievable. I pretty much brought something to work at least once every two weeks, if not every week. The disadvantage to taking treats to my new job is getting them into the actual building. I work on the fourth floor, which means lugging all of my normal stuff, as well as trying not to drop the goodies all over the floor while trying to open the front door to get in the building. Two trips is not an option, especially because I am usually running late. The advantage to feeding my new co-workers is that there are many more of them than at my last job, and they just all happen to love free food, especially when it comes in the form of a dessert. I think this could be a match made in heaven.
- Cooking Spray
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies
- 18 Oreo Cookies, Crushed
- 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 1 (10-oz.) Bag Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup White Baking Chips
- 1 Teaspoon Crisco
- 1/4 Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- Line a 9×13 metal pan with tin foil, and then coat with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies and crushed Oreo Cookies; set aside.
- Over medium heat, melt butter, and then add marshmallows; stir until melted.
- Remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat, and stir in the vanilla.
- Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture, and stir them together with a spatula coated with cooking spray.
- Evenly spread the Krispies mixture into the coated pan, using the spatula to press the mixture down into the pan.
- Microwave the white baking chips with the Crisco for one minute, stir well, and then drizzle over the Krispies.
- Sprinkle the mini chocolate morsels over the top.
- Allow to set for 5 minutes, and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars.
- I suggest crushing the Oreo Cookies with your hands, instead of smashing them with a rolling pin in a Ziploc bag. Too much of the Oreo cream sticks to the bag.
- You may need to microwave the white baking chips for an additional 30 seconds, depending on the strength of your microwave.
- Coat the knife you use to cut the Krispies Treats with cooking spray.
ORIGINALLY POSTED 08/08/2014
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