Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats

June 1, 2012

Oh. My. Heavens.

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I think I made something that could be EX-tremely dangerous! So put on your big kid pants.

I can honestly say that my favorite treat/snack/meal when I was little was rice krispie treats (and chicken nuggets, but that’s neither here nor there). I was a freak for that melted marshmallow, krispity-crunchity, square. When my dad would let us pick out a candy bar from the candy isle, I always went for the pre-packaged rice krispie treat.

Is that weird?

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Yeah, totally hated chocolate when I was little…bet you would’ve never guessed that! Actually I take that back. I ONLY liked chocolate in chocolate chip form, i.e. chocolate chip cookies. But I think this was more a love of cookie dough than actual cookies.

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Spoons and spoons of dough easily found their way in my mouth without me even noticing that it’s happening. That’s still a HUGE problem for me now.

I could sit on the couch with the latest Dexter episode with a bowl of dough. Please tell me I’m not the only one who drowns their sorrows, celebrates good days, or just eats cookie dough to eat cookie dough.

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The other night while I was sitting around eating dough I had an epiphany…which rarely happens, but when it does I listen!

So the epiphany said to find a way to mix rice krispie treats and cookie dough. I know!! I told you I had a great idea!!

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Almost too good of an idea.

Because now I’m sitting on the couch with cookie dough and marshmallow squares. You can only imagine what I look like right now.

BUT it’s Friday…and quite frankly I think this is the best way to celebrate!

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Cookie Dough Rice Krispie Treats
makes a whole tray of delectable squares

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 16oz bag marshmallows

6 cups rice krispie cereal (I used gluten free)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons flour

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.

In a heavy bottom pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add in the marshmallows and stir until marshmallows are completely melted. While marshmallows are melting pour rice krispie treats and 1/2 cup chocolate chips in to a large bowl and toss to combine. When marshmallows are completely melted pour it over the top of the cereal mixture and mix with a spatula until cereal is completely coated in marshmallow. Dump cereal in to baking dish and spread out evenly with a spatula that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. I like to push down on my cereal with the back of my spatula to really pack it in and make a firm square.

Set rice krispie treats aside while you make the cookie dough.

In a medium pot melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. When completely melted add in the brown sugar, whisking until sugar is dissolved, then allow mixture to bubble and cook for a minute or two. Turn the heat off and add in the vanilla. Let this mixture sit for 20 minutes to cool off.

Once cool, add in the remaining ingredients, whisking to combine. If the mixture is too thick add another little splash of milk. Spread the cookie dough over the top of the rice krispie treats and pop in the fridge for 20 minutes to set up.

Remove from fridge, cut in to squares, and prepare to eat the whole tray in two minutes flat.

For an extra jazz effect you can melt 1/4 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave for one minute, then use a fork to drizzle melted chocolate over top!

Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is

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