Crispy Gooey Happiness

Today we started our Christmas treat baking. There will be pictures in a few days of the completed range of goodies we’re making this year, but today was rice crispy treat day. I love rice crispy treats. I’ve always loved rice crispy treats. Other than the vigorous amount of stirring, they’re easy to make and hard to mess up.

But this year, I wanted to do something a little different with them. I wanted them to be the same as the ones I’ve always loved, but a little more, well, grown up. I love reading Smitten Kitchen, and I remembered a recipe that Deb posted there last year, Salted Brown Butter Crispy Treats. That seemed like it would fit the bill perfectly.

We followed Deb’s recipe with a single exception. We added a small amount of salt to the marshmallows while they were melting, but then we sprinkled a light dusting of sea salt over the top of the pan once they had been pressed in. Oh, and we doubled it since there are a few people that we like and/or want them to like us.

So how did they turn out? Well, let’s just say that it’s going to hurt to give these away.

And I would also like to say that it is a sad state of affairs when a sixteen year old says that stirring marshmallows, and I quote, “makes my arm hurt.” Just saying.

Merry Christmas 2010
Morning Food