Good morning and happy Monday everyone! Here is a quick little Halloween themed treat that I whipped up for my boys. My boys absolutely love Halloween... my entire downstairs is littered in spiderwebs and fake appendages, it's kind of insane. So, between working on my littlest mans Halloween costume I decided to take a break and whip up something fun to surprise them after school. These treats are so simple to make, they literally took about 20 minutes... I mean, we've all made Rice Krispie treats before, right? So easy-peasy... and with just a few extra touches - BAM! they are on a whole new level. Just like plain sugar cookies, you can use a Rice Krispie treat as a fun little canvas for decorating...
Brown buttered rice krispie treats:
6 tbsp of butter
A dash of sea salt
1 tsp of vanilla bean paste
1 package of mini marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies
- Melt and brown butter in heavy bottomed sauce pot... browning the butter gives off a deliciously nutty flavor (you'll like it, trust me)
- When the butter is browned, add the sea salt and vanilla bean paste, stir to combine
- With the heat on low, add the marshmallows to the sauce pot, stirring to almost completely melted down
- In a separate bowl, combine the Rice Krispies and the yummy melted marshmallow goo, and stir until nice and combined
Now you can go the easy route and press the Rice Krispie treats into a greased baking dish and once cooled a bit, cut into triangles... or if you don't mind getting sticky, you can free form them... and hey, if you have some little ones hanging around the house, why not let them join in and get sticky with you... my boys love helping when it comes to getting covered in frosting and sprinkles...
The glaze is simple- and I typically just wing it, so I apologize for not having exact measurements... I make a base of powdered sugar, light corn syrup, a few drops milk, and a touch of vanilla extract... you stir until smooth, separate glaze into three bowls, color each bowl with food dye accordingly... then just have some fun smearing it on... It's kind of hard to get a real smooth finish since the glaze fills all the nooks and crannies, but I guarantee your kids aren't going to notice as they as stuffing their little faces... hopefully inbetween bites you'll get a "Thanks mom!"
Oh, and as a fun little bonus, I'm sharing some of my all time favorite Halloween pictures... these make me smile every.single.time.