What you’ll need:
3 tablespoons butter
10 oz bag marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies
Peanut butter, jelly, caramels, chocolate frosting, or other sandwich fillings
What’s better than Rice Krispie treats? Rice Krispie treat dessert sandwiches! Let’s see, how can I describe them. Well, that’s hard to do since you’re the only one who knows what they will taste like. Any number of foods can be put on the sandwiches so you’re the chef who will choose how to make them. But before you fix the sandwiches you have to make the Rice Krispie treats.
Rice Krispie treats are a beloved snack or dessert for thousands of people. And, why not? They’re easy to make, they’re really delicious, and they aren’t expensive. Since they can be shaped into things like pie slices, cookie shapes, and others, you can always count on Rice Krispie treats to fit in to any occasion. To make them, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over low heat. Stir in a 10 oz bag of regular marshmallows – or 4 cups of mini marshmallows – until they’re all melted.
Remove the marshmallow mix from the heat and stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal – or Cocoa Krispies – depending on the type of dessert sandwiches that you want. Stir the cereal until it’s well coated and then quickly press it into a rectangular pan that is buttered heavily. Although Rice Krispie treats are usually made to be thick, make yours much thinner, and they’ll be more appropriate for making the dessert sandwiches. So, you might have to put the treats in two rectangular pans.
Cut a large square of the Rice Krispie treats for each dessert sandwich. Cut the square from corner to corner to make two triangles. Then, decide on the food that you want to put on the sandwich. There are many delicious choices, such as peanut butter and jelly, Nutella, preserves, melted chocolate, melted caramel, peanut butter and honey, or even candy melts.
Rice Krispie dessert sandwiches are so yummy but you can make them even more appealing. It’s optional – but fun – to tint the Rice Krispies, when you combine them with the marshmallow/butter mix, so that you create colorful versions for various parties. Make red and green ones for Christmas, pink and purple ones for Easter, or orange and black ones for Halloween. Food colors now come in nearly every shade so it’s no problem to give them any look that you like. As far as handing them out to anxious and hungry guests, pile the desserts high on a plate and serve or wrap them up in cellophane and give them out as party favors.