Wow, I had no idea it had been so long since I posted. Sorry about that. If I thought last week was crazy this one beat it with a crazy stick. But it’s all good, just all busy. So consider this a drive by post of sorts.
When I was at the Winco last I ran across some caramel and vanilla swirl marshmallows. I had no idea what I would do with them but I knew something would be done. So why not throw them into Rice Krispie Treats for the team. Add some caramel bits and some left over Golden Chocolate Oreos and Double Stuff Oreos’ and you had some happy teammates. These got very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Caramel-Vanilla Swirl Oreo Rice Krispie Treat Madness
6 TBSP unsalted butter
16 ounces marshmallows (Caramel and Vanilla Swirl variety)
20 ounces Rice Krispie Cereal
8 ounces caramel bits (or chop up caramels if you can’t find the baking ones)
15 Golden Chocolate Oreos, chopped
15 Double Stuff Oreos, chopped
Butter a 9-x-13-inch baking pan. Or be lazy like me and spray it with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
Over low heat melt butter in a large pot (I like to use my stock pot because I am a messy person).
Once butter has melted, add marshmallows and continue to cook over low heat while they melt.
It may take a little time. Don’t turn up the heat to try and make it go quicker, you could end up with burned marshmallows or your treats could end up too hard once they firm up.
When most of the marshmallows have melted and they resemble marshmallow crème with a few lumps, remove from heat and add the cereal, caramel bits, and cookies.
Using a wooden spoon, stir, stir, stir some more, until all the cereal is fully coated and other parts of the pot are not hogging all the marshmallows (so evenly coated).
Pour into prepared baking pan. Take a rubber spatula and either spray it with non-stick spray or simply get some water on it (I just put mine under the faucet real quick). Using the spatula, press the cereal/marshmallow mixture down into the pan, attempting to create a flat, even surface.
Cover with foil and let sit for a few hours to firm up.
Take foil off. Place wax paper down that is a little bit longer than the baking pan. Flip the pan over onto the wax paper. Cut into squares. Some would say 2-inch. But whatever size you would like works. You can also use cookie cutters to make them fun shaped.