foiling and rice krispy treats….huh???

I foil the easy way…..not my hair…my cooking pans …when I line them with foil.   You probably do, too, but I thought I would share just in case you don’t.

The easy way to get your foil to fit your pans “just perfect”, turn your pan upside down and fit your foil to the bottom of the pan like this…plus you can just pick up the foil for easy removal and slicing.

foil one

Then flip the pan right side up and the “molded” foil will slide right in for a perfect fit…. like this!

foil two

Now….I came across a slightly different Rice Krispy Treat recipe that I wanted to give a try just to see how different they were.  And let me tell you, they are really a great recipe.   One, they are easy but have a little hidden secret – you fold in mini marshmallows in the end which gives you these great little bursts of great white gooey greatness.   You can certainly change an fold in other stuff.  Use your imagination on this one!

treats

See those bits of folded in marshmallows?   Another secret tot his recipe is you do not “pack” this into the pan like the old recipe – this makes for a more softer and gooier rice krispy treat.   I guess if you like the more “packed” version you can knock youself out and pack away.  But let me tell you, once you try this gooier version, you may never go back.

Rice Krispie Treats

5 Tbsp Butter

8 cups plus 2 cups mini marshmallows

6 cups rice krispie cereal

1/2 tsp salt

Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter.  Once it is melted, add the 8 cups of mini marshmallows, stirring constantly.   Once they are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal and salt and stir just until coated.  Now fold in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.

Place mixture into prepared pan and press evenly.  I have found it makes it easy to press in pan if you butter your hands first.  (keeps from sticking to your hands!)

Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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