You know, if people on the street wouldn't comment about how much they love my recipe posts, then I wouldn't be so motivated to do them. You know, it's like laughing at me in the lounge at lunch--it simply fuels my fire.
This week I am sharing a recipe that millions of my readers already make on a pretty regular basis. OK. Maybe not millions of my readers but ALL my teacher friends make them because they are instant comfort food. INSTANT.
Remember last week how I commented about my fame due to my super fantastic sloppy joes? In the right circles (my brain), I am very famous for my rice krispy treats. I have a certain greenhouse owner and his male offspring who will do just about ANYTHING for a pan of my rice krispy treats. One time, I took a pan over and nobody was home, so I left it on the counter. He arrived home first and hid them from his family. It wasn't until the pan was almost gone that his secret was discovered.
THE HAYS CREW'S RICE KRISPY TREATS
4 tbsp. REAL LIVE butter--no subs
16 oz. mini marshmallows (fresh is best)
9 cups of rice krispies
Ok. This is important. Put your marshmallows in a microwaveable bowl and place the butter on top. Microwave for 1 minute.
This is what it looks like after 1 minute in my microwave:
Put the mixture back in the microwave for 1 minute. Mine looks like this after minute 2:
Add the cereal all at once.
Now stir. And stir. And stir some more. Really until the cereal is covered.
I use my commercial grade cookie sheet, but a 9 x 13 pan is also fine. They are thicker in a 9 x 13 pan and my people like to be able to walk by and grab a handful of rice krispy treat. It's considered finger food at our house. I also spray my pan with baking spray. Coach really appreciates me for it.
You could smash them down in the pan, and make them look all uniform and pretty. But that just burns daylight. Just eat.
The best part....is that this person showed up just in time to share some with a hot cup of coffee and a lot of laughter.
Life's all good. Just sayin'.