Although, not to make excuses.. but I have excuses. A whole big bunch of them.
Life got super duper crazy, and really exciting as well! I mentioned in my Easy Peasy Crunch Chocolate Truffles (Gluten Free) post that we'd just found out we bought a house. Since then, we went on two holidays (Bali and Gold Coast), our beautiful puppy Evie moved in with us, and then we moved into the new place. Since then we've been unpacking, renovating, painting, visiting Bunnings three times a day, spending lots of time at homeware stores, puppy training, hosting a housewarming, and just loving life.
We hosted our housewarming last week. It was a great night, we had lots of family and friends come and it was a great opportunity to catch up with everyone. Plus, it was a good reason to bake!
Originally we weren't going to serve any food. Then I realised that everyone would be expecting some kind of dessert, so I'd better make something! I knew I wouldn't have much time though, so I didn't want anything I'd be slaving in the kitchen for hours on.
This recipe was perfect.
Step 1 - Melt things on stove.
Step 2 - Break things.
Step 3 - Mix things.
Step 4 - Smush mixture into tray.
Step 5 - Allow to set.
Step 6 - Enjoy!
Tick! We don't do a lot of rice bubble squares here - it's a very American dessert (they call it Rice Krispie there). So I wasn't sure if I'd made it right - we had a couple of Americans at the housewarming though and they came back for seconds. And thirds. And fourths. I think that's a pretty good sign!
If I'd had more time, I could have made this look a bit prettier - artistically stud some broken Oreos on top, or something. I think it worked out pretty well as is, though! This could also be easily adapted - the idea of using Tim Tams in this somehow is speaking to me actually! Watch this space!
6 cups rice bubbles
20 regular oreos, chopped
5 cups mini marshmallows (you can use full size if you can't find mini - however they will take a lot longer to melt)
3 tbsp butter
white chocolate for drizzle, optional
1. Spray a 20cm x 20cm dish with non-stick spray.
2. Chop the oreos. Ideally you want a mix of sizes - big and small chunks. You can chop these by putting them in a zip lock bag, or try to hit the foil container with a hammer before opening (be careful of your benchtop!)
3. Mix your rice bubbles and oreos in a big bowl.
4. Melt marshmallows and butter on stove over medium heat, stirring regularly. Keep a close watch - once they start melting they can burn quickly!
5. Pour marshmallow and butter mixture into bowl. Using a spatula sprayed with non-stick spray, stir to combine. Work quickly as the marshmallow concoction will stick fast.
6. Once combined, spread into the prepared pan and press and flatten as needed.
7. Let sit until cool. If desired, melt some white chocolate and drizzle over the treat for an extra touch.
Source: Chef in Training