Monday, June 30, 2008

Rice Crispy Treat Cake

I put on a Beach BBQ this weekend to celebrate my Grad School Graduation. I know it's traditional to celebrate milestones with a cake, but I am not the biggest fan of cake. I mean, it's good, but it's not my favorite treat. I thought to myself, "It's my party and I should have a dessert I LOVE." At first I thought about trying to make an ice cream cake, but figured it would melt. Then it occurred to me that my favorite thing in the world is rice crispy treats. So, my rice crispy treat cake was born. It was really quite simple. Making rice crispy treats is a very personal thing. Some people like them gooey, others like them firm. I like them to have the perfect balance of gooey & firm. If you decide to make this cake, use whatever recipe gives you the type of rice crispy treat you like.

Rice Crispy Treat Cake

13 cups rice crispy's
6 cups chocolate rice crispy's
1 1/2 sticks of butter
4 bags of marshmallows (mini's melt faster)


Line a large stock pot with wax paper.

Melt 1 stick of butter in a large stock pot with 2.5 bags of marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted into a creamy paste. Stir in regular rice crispies and stir until rice crispies are fully coated.

Transfer rice crispy mixture into the large stock pot covered with wax paper. Press mixture down VERY firmly with your fingers and hands. It needs to be compact. The mixture will be very sticky, take a butter and lather you hand in it, like you are putting on lotion...it's kinda gross, but it'll keep your hands from sticking to the rice crispies.

Melt 1/2 stick butter with 1.5 bags of marshmallows. Melt down then mix in the chocolate rice crispies. Transfer chocolate crispies into stock pot on top of the regular rice crispy mixture. Again, press down to make it very compact.

Let cool at least 30-40 minutes. Inverse the pot on to a cake dish. Cover in tin foil and refrigerate.

Everyone loved this rice crispy treat cake. It was awesome. I orgigonally wanted to make this cake 3 tiers with the bottom layer being strawberry rice crispy treats, but I failed miserably. I tried to puree 1 cup of strawberries and add the puree to the marshmellow mizture. BUT, when I mixed the strawberry marshmellow with the regualr rice crispies, the rice crispies got reallt soggy and teh marshmellows lost their elasticiy. It was wierd, the strawberry puree must have had too much moisture. OH WELL. The cake worked out well being only two layers.

5 comments:

Miss Mallika said...

congrats mookie :)

Ivy said...

As soon as I saw this, It made me laugh. This was a really awesome idea! was it hard to cut?

Jenn said...

no, it was really easy to cut. It is a funny cake, very trashy....that's why i like it. It would go great with a meal of Kraft Mac & Cheese & string bean casserole.....hehehhe

Ivy said...

You have been tagged.Haha! See my post titled "I have been tagged" for the details.
Have a great day Jenn!

Miss Grace said...

Congratulations!
I like peanut butter rice krispy treats