Last Friday Marc and I met up for a lunch date and after finishing our meals, I smiled sweetly and asked if he wanted to split one of the giant rice krispie bars that I had eyed at the check out counter. Sadly Marc declined and claimed that he doesn’t like to eat sweets during the day (who is this man I married?!) and also that he couldn’t understand why I would want to buy a rice krispie bar when I make much better rice krispie bars. Well okay, that’s probably true. I make a mean Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat. But in that moment I wanted a rice krispie bar and obviously didn’t have time to go home and whip up a batch on my lunch hour so under the circumstances, so I would have bought the sub-par rice krispie bar. We didn’t end up getting one and ever since I’ve been crrrraving a good rice krispie bar.
To satisfy my craving I made these delicious sugar bombs. While making and photographing them I somehow ended up eating an entire row (oops) and posted a picture of them on Instagram to confess my sugar overload. About an hour later I received a text from Marc who was at work which said “You want to bring us some of those?” I knew exactly what he was talking about and within 10 minutes I was out the door, on the way to bring him and his co-workers treats. Side note: do I get a “Good Wife” award for that?
I’m almost glad I had to bring the rest of the pan into the hospital for Marc because these are dangerous. They’re super-duper sweet, but also quite addictive. Essentially, they are a normal rice krispie bar (except made with brown butter because once you go brown butter in your rice krispies, you don’t go back) filled with candy corn and peanuts. So it’s essentially my favorite fall trail mix in the form of a rice krispie bar. Uh huh.
Like I said, the combination of the sweet marshmallows and even sweeter candy corn is almost sugar overload, but the salted peanuts even it all out. This is definitely a treat for those with a sweet tooth, like myself, and there’s no doubt that I’ll be making these again. Not only are they a yummy dessert, but they’re a fun Halloween treat too!
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 1 cup candy corn
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- Spray 9x13" pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
- Keep stirring until butter becomes slightly browned.
- Add salt and marshmallows and stir well until they are completely melted.
- Remove from heat and add Rice Krispie cereal, candy corn, and peanuts.
- Pour into prepared pan and spread out evenly.
- Let cool then cut into squares.