When I was in college, I had a boyfriend whose southern grandmother would glaze her Rice Krispie Treats. At the time, they were the best Rice Krispie Treats I’d ever tasted. Last night, that all changed. I made Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats. These decadent treats are unbelievable. As I’ve proved earlier, salty sweet is my favorite. In fact, I tend to lean more towards salty than sweet with my cravings. So to me, the addition of creamy lightly salted caramel takes what is already a great dessert and makes it delicious.
Here’s what you’ll need:
+ 1/2 c. sugar
+ 6 T unsalted butter
+ 1/2 c. heavy cream
+ 3/4 tsp of Maldon
+ 1 bag of marshmallows
+ 6 cups rice cereal (rice chex or rice krispies)
Start by making the caramel sauce. I made my favorite caramel sauce (previously seen in the crack brownies). Place 1/2 c. of sugar in a dry skillet over medium heat. Stir with a fork until the sugar starts melting. Then stop stirring and start swirling the pan until the sugar is melted and has an amber color. Add 2 T butter and stir until melted. Remove from head and add the cream. Stir until cream is blended. Pour into a bowl and set aside to let cool to room temperature.
In a large sauce pot, melt the butter of medium low heat. Add the entire bag of marshmallows and stir until melted. Pour the cereal into a separate bowl and add the melted marshmallows. Stir until combined. Then stir about 1 tsp of salt into the caramel and stir into the cereal mix until combined.
Press into a buttered and/or lined pan, cover and let set for a few hours. Remove from pan, cut, serve and stand back.