Apr 12, 2011

well, hello.

it's been awhile. i get into scrap/blog mode & then fall off the bandwagon, repeatedly.
whats new you ask? delia & brigham just got haircuts & they look naked, cute, but naked :)
i found this recipe online, to make these simple, adorable easter rice krispie treats:

the only thing is, i didn't want to use their recipe, because you can tell by reading it, that it just sounds dry.

Crispy Bunny Treats

12 PEEPS® marshmallow bunnies
6 cups crispy rice cereal
3 Tbsp. butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
4 cups miniature marshmallows or 10 oz. regular marshmallows

Freeze PEEPS® bunnies overnight. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat, add cereal and stir until well coated.

Evenly press the mixture into 13” x 9” cake pan, then firmly press the frozen PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies into crispy rice mixture. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 12.

needless to say, i didn't make their recipe & was on the quest for the best rice krispie treats. i found a few recipes that added a tablespoon or two more of butter & a cup or two more of marshmallows. The recipe I followed:

5 3/4 cups Rice Krispies
5 cups marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter
(instead of stirring by hand, i used my kitchenaid on the lowest speed...so much less work!)

They were good, but not amazing. have you ever had the rice krispy treats from Noodles & Co? to die for. my plan this weekend? make another 2 or 3 batches with varying amounts of butter and marshmallows until I find the ideal combo. i like my krispies ooey gooey, not dry & crunchy. I feel like adding more butter & mallows can only make them better, right?!

I finished my DT layout for The Creative Type (www.useyourtype.blogspot.com) :
this month's prompt was "Eat, Pray, Love" (I went with Eat, obviously)

(sorry for the shotty pic, too sunny no matter where i went)

close-up of the journaling:

off to relax & watch Heavyweights (questionably one of the best movies ever made)