I feel like I have been inundating you all with food recipes lately. Surely we can be accepting of the recipe I tried this past week. I started looking at Rice Krispies treat ideas because I was looking for an easy dessert that I could make for a few of my neighbor friends, one of which has a gluten intolerance. I did some research on trusty old google and found that while Kelloggs does make a gluten free Rice Krispies cereal, the traditional cereal is not completely gluten free. I did read though that it is usually alright for someone that has a gluten intolerance and not a gluten allergy. If google says it, it must be true. I searched Pinterest for Rice Krispie treat recipes and was drawn to the cookies and cream ones. These ones had the added bonus of white chocolate with them. Anything that includes Oreos and white chocolate is welcome in my book. As I was making them I realized that this was the first time in my life that I had made Rice Krispies treats! I thought back with shame on the last 6 years of my life as a mother. I had deprived my kids of homemade Rice Krispies treats. Sure they had partaken of the store bought kind in the shiny blue wrappers, but those pale in comparison to Oreo chunks nestled in a bed of gooey marshmallow Rice Krispies. Not only that but I smothered them in white chocolate, added more Oreo on top and then drizzled even more white chocolate on top of that. Layers of addiction right there. The original recipe comes from Cooking Classy. As I was trying it out though, it just wasn’t asking for enough of the good stuff. Here is my adaptation of it:
Oreo White Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
Adapted from Cooking Classy
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1 (10.5 oz) bag plus 1/4 of another (10.5 oz) bag Mini Marshmallows
6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
26 Oreo Cookies Crushed up in rough chunks (Divided into 16 for filling and 10 for topping)
1 Bag Guittard White Chocolate Chips
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Crush 16 Oreos and set aside. Melt butter in a large non-stick pan and add marshmallows. Mix until marshmallows are melted and combined with the butter. Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal. Add the 16 crushed Oreos and mix. Pour and press the mixture into the prepared 9×13 pan. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Pour the chocolate on top of the Rice Krispie mixture, reserving some to drizzle on the top afterwards. Smooth the white chocolate with a knife. Crush the remaining 10 Oreos and sprinkle on top of the white chocolate. Drizzle the last of the white chocolate on top of the Oreo layer. Allow chocolate to cool and harden before cutting the Rice Krispies Treats.
I really liked the big thick squares of Rice Krispies Treats that you get from this recipe. They are the perfect size for a this-is-all-for-me treat.
I put two big squares of the Oreo White Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats in a bag and added my church’s Visiting Teaching Message for July courtesy of Michelle from A Little Tipsy. I really look forward to the the cute pre-made, time saving message that Michelle creates and shares every month! She does all the hard work and I am so grateful for it! This is how I ended up packaging them. I am always looking for new ways to finish off treat gift packaging so maybe you are too.