Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I had no idea


nom nom nom, originally uploaded by dogglips2.

How is it that I am forty years old and had NO IDEA what a pain in the ass it is to make Rice Krispy treats? Surely, at some point in time, I made these with my mother. Evidently I blocked it out, because I was cursing early this morning at them. Marshmallow + rice krispies = a huge sticky mess. Waxed paper doesn't seem to help. The marshmallow sticks to everything. I must have washed my hands 67 times so that I could continue on 'smoothing them out in the pan'.
My grand idea was to make the krispy treats like we buy at Kilwin's in Traverse City. Smothered in caramel, chocolate & M&M's, they are a decadent little treat. For the soccer team. For tonight's Northville Cup game. I have this small overacheiving problem.
The treats aren't covered in caramel, because the hot caramel practically melted the first two I made. Instead, I drizzled it all over. The chocolate was easier. And they don't have to be beautiful, but I wanted them to look like the yummies in my mind. Ack.
So in a few hours I will be face painting, hair spraying, nail polishing & ribbon tying, all in the name of soccer. Awesome.

4 comments:

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Mmmmmmm, those do look yummy! One tip, you may have already done it though. Spray pam on a spatula while trying to spread and flatten the treats. You may have to spray the spatula repeatedly depending on how much you are making. It really helps.

sue said...

They do look nice dont they. Perhaps the caramel needs to cool a little bit before you drizzle it on them. I am sure that the soccer team will eat them all in 5 minutes flat too.

ashley said...

You have to butter the hell out of the spatula and or your fingers to avoid the stickies. Yes, I learned the hard way too.

SAR girls said...

Im hoping you licked your fingers before you washed them! :) They look fabulous and Im sure Miss E is much appreciative!