We LOVE anything Caramel and Toffee at our house. To be honest, I prefer that over chocolate!! That is why we decided to try out a new twist on one of our classic treats – and we came up with our Caramel Toffee Rice Kristpie Treats!!
My Little Chefs wanted to make our classic, favorite Rice Krispie Treat. However, instead of just boring marshmallows – we wanted to step them up a bit. I had my Little Chefs rummage through the pantry to find some other ingredients we could add-in. They came out with some good ideas – I was actually quite surprised with how many ingredients sounded really good to add to the Rice Krispie Treats. The two ingredients that stood out was of course, the Caramel Bites and the Toffee. And for those who are not familiar with Caramel Bites…..let us introduce you to them. We found these last Fall at WalMart (the only place that seems to carry them on a regular basis). They have made our life dangerously delicious and easy. No more unwrapping! These convenient little caramels have become a new staple at our house when we are baking!
With the ingredients set out, the Little Chefs started making their favorite treat with a twist! We have made these so many times, my Little Chefs do not even need the recipe anymore! Maybe we need to try for a recipe that is a bit less sugar……Nah!!! They melted the butter – then added the marshmallows and Caramel Bites. They were not sure how manyof the Caramel Bites to add in, so in went the entire bag!! They stirred and stirred the mixture until all the marshmallows and caramel pieces were melted.
They then added the Rice Krispie cereal until it was all nice and coated. Then they added the Toffee. And again, they were not sure how much to add – but this time only half the bag went in. At this point the caramel does make it a bit more difficult to stir – because it is starting to cool down. The Little Chefs needed my help to stir in the Toffee pieces. They then put them into a pan to cool.
These Caramel Toffee Rice Krispie Treats are the most Addictive pan of Rice Krispie Treats we have ever made! We could not stop eating them – it had only been a couple of hours and the pan was half gone! Then, Little Chef B said that he was so excited to eat cereal for breakfast in the morning – and by cereal he meant the Rice Krispie Treats!! With that said, we decided to share them with neighbors instead!
- 4 T butter
- 4 c miniature marshmallows
- 1 bag Carmal Bites
- 6 c rice krispie cereal
- 1 c toffee pieces
- In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows and caramel, stir until completely melted.
- Stir in cereal, once well coated add in the toffee pieces.
- Evenly press mixture into a greased 9 X13 pan.
- Let cool before serving.