Wednesday, October 22, 2008

White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

I was in the mood for a Halloweenie, fallish treat. What says that better than Rice Krispie Treats? Here's a grown up version that is sure to get you in the mood.

White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Makes 20-50 treats

Adapted from David Lebovitz and Kellogg's original recipe

3 tablespoons (45g) salted butter
3 1/2 ounces (100g) white chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup (100g) candied peanuts (I used salted, honey roast peanuts)
10 ounce (300gr) bag marshmallows, snipped in half
6 cups (200g) Rice Krispies

1. Spray or lightly-oil a 13 x 9-inch (approx 30 x 22cm) rectangular pan.
2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the white chocolate and stir until melted.
3. 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, and stirring until smooth.
4. Remove from heat and add the candied peanuts and Rick Krispies until well combined. A rubber spatula or flexible pastry scraper works best. I used salad tongs and did the fluffing method to stop the rice krispies for getting smashed and the hot marshmallow from burning my fingers.
5. Scrape into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Let cool.
Serving and storage: Cut into neat bars or squares with a sharp knife. These are best enjoyed the day they're made, although they can be covered snugly with a sheet of aluminum foil and stored at room temperature for 2 to 3 days longer.

Cooks Note:
DO NOT top with milk chocolate drizzle like I did on these in the pictures. Totally changes the flavor and the white chocolate part is shunted to the background :(

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  1. Oooo these look yummy! I will have to try these!

  2. I am a sucker for rice krispy treats! Top it with a bit of chocolate and you have perfection. Great idea!

  3. Hooray! I'm allergic to chocolate so these are perfect for me!

  4. Oh but they look so purdy with the milk chocolate drizzle. I'll take your word for it and leave it off. I love pepped up krispy treats.

  5. I am not one for white chocolate, but I do like Rice Krispie squares. I know they're pure junk and full of chemicals, but it's one of the few highly processed treats from my childhood I can't resist.

  6. I'm totally not into white chocolate either, but I saw this recipe on David Lebovitz's site and tried it on the off chance it would be okay. OMG! It was fantastic. I really couldn't taste the white chocolate specifically, but the treats definitely had an extra...something. And I didn't have candied peanuts or honey roasted. I just had regular Wal-mart peanuts and threw them in. Even a little salty. That added even more to these in my opinion, so don't get stuck on the candied part of the nuts. The salt and sweet really worked.

    This recipe is a complete homerun.


  7. I have a ton of white chocolate in my freezer, now I know what to do with it. Thanks! Looks ooey gooey good!

  8. I love salted honey-roasted peanuts! The treats must taste fantastic with addition of these!

  9. YUM! That's all I can say. I'm still trying to get tags up on my blog to easily find things, but a few months ago (June/July-ish) I went psycho with rice crispy treats of all kinds--triple layers/choc/pb/plain combos, even Laffy Taffy, banana/strawberry. It was a lot of fun and I've been thinking about making more soon! These look so yummy!


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