Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

 

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispy Treats | Curious Cuisiniere

Sometimes, you just feel like getting back to your childhood roots.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t kick thinks up a bit, while being nostalgic.

Growing up, rice krispie treats were the dessert that heralded summer. They were the perfect finger food for a picnic or barbecue. And, my grandpa made the best rice krispie treats ever.  (He still does for that matter.)  I don’t know what he does. But they are always perfectly gooey with just the right crisp balance to keep you coming back for more.

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispy Treats | Curious Cuisiniere

Now, I know we’re in the throes of winter and summer seems nowhere in sight, but we decided to give in to the longing for picnics and barbeques and whip up a spin on this childhood treat.

Oreos are always a win, and in this recipe they add just the right amount of chocolate, without overwhelming the classic flavor.

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispy Treats | Curious Cuisiniere

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats
 
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Yield 1 (9×13) pan
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 c crisp rice cereal
  • 2 ½ c oreos, coarsely crushed
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot melt butter. Add marshmallows and vanilla. Heat over low, stirring often, until marshmallows are melted.
  2. Add cereal and oreos and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 baking pan and press into an even layer.
  4. If you can resist, allow to cool before cutting. (I know, this is the hard part.)

 

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