Banana Vanilla Nutmeg Rice Krispy Treats
You Will Need:
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
5 cups (1 bag) Marshmellows
2 tbs Butter
1 tbs Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
I recommend you measure out the Cereal first as you need to add it in fast.
Lots of people line their baking pan with aluminum foil. You know what, this stuff’s sticky; some greasing couldn’t hurt either.
Melt your butter in a nonstick pan. Why add butter you ask? Well, silly, because otherwise this would be a fat-free recipe and we can’t have that now can we?
Before the butter’s finished melting you can add the marshmallows. Keep it on low heat and keep stirring. I’m making a double batch (God help me) so that’s a lot of marshmallows. Don’t worry, they melt down.
Banana time! A soft, sliced banana works best. I’d say about 1 whole tiny banana, maybe 75% of a larger banana. This may mean you’ll have some banana left over. Figure out how to dispose of it.
Adding the seasonings! I chose ground nutmeg and vanilla, you could do cinnamon or other spices. My general rule of thumb for quantity is you can never have too much vanilla.
Once it all melts down into goop, remove from heat and quickly stir in your cereal, then immediately pour/spoon out into your prepped backing pan. Now you see why a double batch is pushin’ it, but I love those kiddies soooo much.
You can use wax paper to press it down if you want. Otherwise you’d have to eat all those poking out breaking off bits and we wouldn’t want that!
Let it cool completely. After cooling, you can cut it up in the pan, or make use of the foil to remove first, or turn it upside down onto a tray.
Here’s where some people might drizzle (or slather) on the melted chocolate. I started doing this for my first batch before I realized they tasted so good already they didn’t need the additional chocolate. The nice even layer of chocolate on top looks pretty nice though.
Also, if you’re enjoying this responsibly with adults, here are some ideas…