Monday, July 9, 2007

nutreat

So... here's a quick little bit about a quick little bite I made this weekend.



Delightful!

Start by making some Rice Krispies Treats:
3Tbsp of Butter
10.6 oz bag of marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies

Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat. When the butter (please use real butter) is melted add in the marshmallows (the little ones melt faster); stir almost constantly. Once the marshmallows are completely (I said completely) melted, add the Rice Krispies (you can use the store brand cereal - it's usually cheaper). Vigorously stir the mixture as you remove the pot from the heat. Without burning your fingers, dump the pot of krispy marshmallowy goodness into a 9x13 cake pan which you have already buttered generously. Then after generously buttering your fingers and palms, gently press the mixture into the pan. Wait (oh, the agony) until the treats have cooled. Then cut into squares or rectangles.


But... to make them so much better, smear them with the secret ingredient - nutella! I think it makes them almost sinful to eat. It is a nice combination - the sweet krispy crunch paired with the silky, creamy, nutty chocolate - Delightful!



Nutella is this wonderful chocolate and hazelnut spread. I have loved nutella since I first tasted it a decade ago when I was in Europe. I probably had 2 or 3 nutella crepes everyday that I was in Paris. In Italy I'd spread it on my bread in the morning. I brought some back from Europe. Fortunately, now it is readily available in supermarkets and Wal*Mart. Actually I think it was readily available 10 years ago at some supermarkets - I just didn't know about it. One time in med school, I was trying to stay up to study for a test, and I didn't have any coke, diet coke, or coffee at my place, so I was forced to eat nutella by the spoonful to remain awake.

So... to be totally redundant, I totally recommend this Delightful Nutella Smothered Rice Krispies Treat (I also recommend occasionally eating nutella by the spoonful).

2 comments:

gretchen said...

sounds yummy! love the plate and your counters too!

Melinda_J said...

**sigh** You had me at Nutella = )