Snap, Crackle, and Toas-Tite!

Rice Krispies were one of my favorite cereals as a child.  That snap, crackle, and pop were (and still are) just irresistible.  Not to mention, any time you brought Rice Krispies home, there was the delicious possibility that you might end up with Rice Krispie Treats.  The combination of the crunchy krispies and the melted sweetness of the marshmallow makes for a very sticky and happy Girl.  Mmm…mini-marshmallows – lovely little morsels of fluff.

In honor of such a glorious combination, Boy and I wanted to get creative with a Rice Krispie Treat Toas-Tite.  Now I know what you’re thinking.  Rice Krispie Treats and bread…that could be weird….  In fact, in this case, the Rice Krispie Treat was the “bread”!

This Toas-Tite was definitely an experiment and one worth re-doing with some tweaks.  It was crunchy and sweet but it had some issues – head down to the notes from the kitchen to get the details.  That said, here’s the recipe of what we tried this time around:

Ingredients

  • 2 Rice Krispie Treats (preferably homemade)
  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Butter

Directions

  1. First make your Rice Krispie Treats.
  2. Cut two pieces which are approximately 3 to 3.5 inch squares.  These pieces will act as your “bread”.  Depending on how thick your treats are, you may need to cut them in half  so they’re a bit thinner.
  3. Now grab your rolling pin and roll out your treats so that they are slightly less porous and a bit more dense.
  4. Butter one side of each treat.  Because the marshmallow in the treat will begin to melt as you heat your Toas-Tite, we recommend using a very healthy amount of butter to keep the sugar from sticking.
  5. Place the buttered side of each treat facing the metal of the grill.
  6. In one clam shell cavity, pile up your mini-marshmallows.  We used about 15 or 20.

  1. Close the clam shell sealing the edges of the Rice Krispie Treats together.
  2. Trim the excess treat and pop those little bits right in your mouth.
  3. Toast over low heat for 2 minutes on each side.
  4. You may have some marshmallow and butter drip out the sides of the Toas-Tite as it heats so it may be helpful to have a paper towel on hand to wipe the grill as it’s toasting.
  5. Remove the sandwich from the grill as soon as you take it off the heat to avoid having the treats stick to the grill as it cools.


Notes from the Kitchen

This Toas-Tite wasn’t perfect (although it was still stickily wonderful).  Basically, the main problems we had were:

  • The mini-marshmallows didn’t melt thoroughly inside the Toas-Tite.
  • The marshmallow in the Rice Krispie Treats themselves did melt however.
  • The Rice Krispie Treats got a bit chewy.

The next time we do this one, here’s the list of tweaks we’ll try:

  • Butter the Toas-Tite grill itself, rather than the Rice Krispie Treat.
  • Add one layer of Rice Krispies on top of the treat to create a buffer between the treat and the butter.  Our goal here is to use the krispie buffer to keep some of the treat marshmallow mix from melting onto the metal of the grill and thus keep the “sandwich” from sticking so much.
  • Use marshmallow creme for the filling, rather than mini-marshmallows to achieve the melted, gooey center while keeping the toasting time to a minimum.

Gotta love a good experiment though!  Especially when that experiment just means more Rice Krispie Treats and marshmallows in your future.

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Categories: Sweet Toas-Tites

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