I have a confession to make. I had never in my life made rice crispy treats. Until I made these Rice Crispy Treats w/ Rolos, Chopped Pretzels and Chocolate Drizzle. Go big or go home, right? My mother made them when I was growing up and I liked them, but they were never my favorite treat. I’ve always preferred ice cream to just about any other dessert. Cake never sent me to the moon. I like cookies and apple and strawberry and chocolate cream pie, but rice crispy treats never made the list of favorites. Then, one day I had this crazy idea to add chopped up pretzel pieces and Rolos to the rice cereal and I became a convert.
I pretty much followed the recipe on the side of the box, except I omitted a half cup of cereal since I was adding the extra ingredients. I didn’t want to run low on the marshmallow mixture. As usual when I’m in the kitchen, I winged it. You can’t wing it when you’re baking (which is why I’m better at cooking than baking.) But, I wing it a lot when I’m cooking. That’s half the fun!
I simmered the butter and marshmallows on low until everything was almost completely melted.
Then I took the pan off the heat and added a teaspoon of vanilla.
Then working quickly I mixed the vanilla in and then added the marshmallow mixture to the cereal, pretzels and candy and spread out in a greased pan and let cool. Then I did something very wicked.
I took some semi-sweet chocolate chips and melted them in a bowl in the microwave and then I drizzled the top of the treats with the chocolate.
And they looked something like this. This is not a light dish, but it’s a wonderful treat. The saltiness of the pretzels and the caramel from the candy and the semi-sweet chocolate make a rich, sinful combination. My husband doesn’t care for rice crispy treats and he absolutely loved these. I hope you will give them a try. If you do, please take a photo and tag #ketchumkitchen on Instagram.
P.S. The kids will still like them!