I have been working hard at cutting down on my sugar intake. After Miss O was born I had pretty intense sugar cravings. And I completely gave into every. single. one. I totally justified it with the fact that I just had a baby and some of the time they were in the form of lactation cookies. It was really for the baby, right?
Well soon I wanted a sweet treat after each meal. And sometimes as early as 9 am. There is nothing like having a cookie for your second breakfast. Slowly I am cutting back but I splurged the other week with these salted caramel rice crispy bars. I brought them to a potluck at work so we wouldn't be faced with all this goodness by ourselves. A good thing too because they were simply irresistible.
The treats are pretty much the same recipe as the original but you throw in some salted caramel.
Most genius idea ever!
I had some homemade on hand but you can easily use store bought too. Add some chocolate on top and you have some divine treats.
Salted Caramel Rice Crispy Treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: no bake dessert chocolate caramel bar
Ingredients (24 bars)
- 1 (10 oz.) bag marshmallows
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups Popped Rice cereal
- 3/4 cup caramel sauce
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- flaked salt for garnish
InstructionsFor the Rice Crispy Treats:
In a large pot set to medium heat, melt marshmallows, butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth and add salted caramel.
Stir in Rice cereal until well combined.
Pour mixture into a lined and greased 13x9 pan. Flatten using a buttered rubber spatula. Chill pan in refrigerator while you make the ganache.
In a small pot over medium heat, heat cream until almost boiling.
Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until smooth.
Let ganache cool for 10 minutes then pour over Rice Crispy treats. Spread across pan to distribute evenly.
Let set for 5 minutes then sprinkle with salt.
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