Roasted marshmallows…brown butter…toasted rice cereal and crushed graham crackers…sounds like the perfect treat for your next camping trip!
Camping season has just begun, and everyone knows nothing goes better with camping than S’mores! So I decided to incorporate the campfire delicacy into another favorite treat of mine…
Rice Krispies Treats!!!
You can’t really go wrong when you add chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows to this gooey-licious goody! Now, I know that rice krispies treats are already made with marshmallows, but how about ROASTED MARSHMALLOWS?!
Yes, that’s right ladies and gents. ROASTED MARSHMALLOWS!
Let me say that one more time. ROASTED MARSHMALLOWS!
What better way to add more flavor to a wonderful treat than roasting the marshmallows before mixing it with the rest of the ingredients? It’s similar to when I browned the butter in my Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats with White Chocolate, which I did in this recipe as well. I mean, why not?? And while we’re add it, why not toast the cereal and graham crackers as well?
Holy Cannoli, these were good! They reminded me so much of eating a S’more!
The roasted marshmallows give the treats that wonderful toasty flavor reminiscent of roasting marshmallows over an open fire. I also went with a higher ratio of marshmallows to cereal, which made for super ooey gooey squares with beautiful white streaks of marshmallow flecked with those golden bits of toasty flavor.
I think toasting the cereal with the graham cracker bits added a nice hint of toasty flavor as well. I especially noticed the heightened flavor of the graham crackers! I decided not to add too many graham crackers to the mix since these are rice krispies treats afterall. Plus, I think adding a lot of graham cracker bits would’ve produced a harder, tougher rice krispies treat. And no one likes a tough rice krispies treat! NO ONE.
Last, but definitely not least, we have the chocolate. I was afraid the chocolate would end up melting throughout the mixture if I added it in with the cereal and marshmallows, so I opted for dipping the treats instead. And look at how cute they turned out!
If you’re gonna call it a S’more, you have to use Hershey’s chocolate.
It’s a law. Because I say it’s a law.
So what are you waiting for??? Get to making these S’more Rice Krispies Treats!!! They’re as easy as 1, 2, 3!
…4, 5, 6 😉
- 4 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1 1/2 cups graham crackers, coarsely chopped (about 5 crackers)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 13 ounces mini marshmallows
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 5 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 8 snack size Hershey bars
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Mix the cereal and chopped graham crackers in a large bowl, then transfer to a large baking sheet. Gently shake the pan to spread out into an even layer. Bake in the oven for 3-4 minutes, until cereal and graham cracker bits start to look toasty. The moment you smell the cereal toasting is usually when it's time to take it out of the oven. Remove cereal from the oven and return to the large bowl and allow to cool.
- Preheat the broiler. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spread marshmallows into a single layer. It's ok if a few are piled on top of each other, but an even layer will assure that they all brown evenly. Set aside.
- Grease a 9-inch square pan and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. Add the salt and continue heating the butter, stirring constantly, until it turns a light golden brown and begins to smell caramelized. Remove from the heat and add vanilla.
- Place the sheet of marshmallows under the broiler and watch carefully until they reach a golden brown. Mine took about 45 seconds--very fast! Remove from the oven and use a spatula to scrape the marshmallows into the warm butter. Stir until the marshmallows have melted, but still a little lumpy. Pour marshmallow mixture over the cereal-graham cracker mixture and stir until combined. Pour into the greased pan and allow to set for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Separate the Hershey sections using a knife. Microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl for about one minute. Remove, add the vegetable oil, and stir until smooth.
- Transfer the rice krispies to a cutting board and cut into 36 squares--six by six. Dip each square into the melted chocolate and place a Hershey section on top. Allow chocolate to set before serving.