Sunday, July 25, 2010
A Krispie Kwickie....
Last night my son had a party at our house for all his friends, complete with a bonfire and sing-along in the woods behind the house. He has an eclectic group of friends, from those that appear to still be in their teens to parents that are older (I think?) than we are, but all have the same common goal: good times. Because we had already had an official birthday party on his actual birthday, I didn't want to make a cake...not to mention it's like a hundred zillion degrees outside this weekend - I devised a plan to make a creation that required no baking, but would make the hearts of the young and the restless go pitter-pat. Worked like a charm......
Krazy Krispy Kake
1 very large bag of generic rice krispies was called in to service for this, along with a bunch of marshmallows bought over the last month or so that had decided to become one giant, sticky marshmallow in each of their 3 respective bags. Then I got creative and this is what I came up with (you will need to make FIVE batches to make the pictured cake):
5 c. rice krispy type cereal
3 c. miniature OR 33 large OR 8 GIANT marshmallows
1/4 c. margarine
(Each of the below require another of the plain recipe, then add the following:)
P-nut butter Chocolate:
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 box jello, your choice of flavor
3/4 c. mini m&m's
3/4 c. candy coated sunflower seeds
Butter or spray a large cookie sheet (I use the big Costco ones). Melt 1/4 c. margarine (or butter) in medium saucepan, add marshmallows and stir over medium heat until melted and smooth. Pour over 5 c. of krispies and stir until well combined, press in to HALF of the prepared pan with sprayed or buttered hands.
Put another 1/4 c. of margarine/butter in the pan along with another 3 c. marshmallows and repeat, pour over krispies and stir until combined, then stir in m&m's quickly and press into other half of pan.
Butter or spray a second sheet. Melt butter and marshmallows for batch 3, mix in with krispies and stir in the candy coated sunflowers REALLY fast...they melt a lot quicker than m&m's. Press into half of second pan.
Melt butter and marshmallows for #4, when melted and smooth, stir in half a small box of whatever flavor jello powder you like - I used a tropical fruit fusion and it was proclaimed tutti-frutti! Pour over another 5 c. krispies and press into other half of pan 2.
ONE MORE TIME....butter or spray a 9x13 pan. Melt margarine/butter and marshmallows, then add 1/2 c. peanut butter and stir until melted and smooth. Stir into last 5 cups of krispies and mix well, press into final 9x13 pan. Put chocolate chips in small glass bowl and microwave on high 45 minutes, stir to melt all chips. (If not completely melted, put back in microwave 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each until smooth) Spoon into baggie and cut off tip, drizzle over top of 9x13 pan to decorate. Suck remaining chocolate out of bag.
When all are cool, cut each section out of pan, put on large cutting board and cut into 12 squares. Even edges by cutting as needed, share scraps or hide under a dish towel until you can be alone together. I used a square plate, put 16 assorted squares on it, then another layer of 16 on that, then two layers of 9, then two layers of 4 and the prettiest square on top. Just like legos, but tastier! Have fun....my grandson proclaimed that "The cake is a lie!", which I do not understand, but it was no lie that they flew outta the kitchen like pigs with wings, baby!