To say these last few weeks have taken a toll on me is a huge understatement.
If you don't follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, then you probably don't know that I have been having pretty bad vertigo these last three weeks. I have kept it quiet from the blog but have mentioned it a few times through my social media outlets.
After more than three weeks of vertigo, I received some help from a friend who is an ear doctor, and she gave me an exercise to do. I did it, and the next day I felt amazing! I was seriously 90% better... for about 1/2 the day. Then it came back to me. The vertigo that won't let go.
The half day of feeling better was just a teaser, and now it's back as bad as it was before. And I have done the exercise again, and have been careful not to do things to aggravate it, yet it still wants to hang on.
As if that isn't enough to deal with, we have been trying to get out car registered in Canada, and in order to do so, we have to make sure that our car meets certain Canadian standards, including lights (not the headlights, but lights on the front of the car) that automatically turn on when you start the ignition. You would think that a 2003 Honda would do this, but no. With this, and other standards our car did not "meet" cost us over $1100 this week alone. And we have not even gotten to the registration and insuring of the car. Awesome.
I also don't mean to be a Negative Nancy, a Debbie Downer, or any other Awful Alliterated Alias.
I may have had some things these last few weeks that have brought me down, but there are plenty of things on the up and up as well!
The hubs and I have decided that I need to take a trip to my hometown for a week to visit some family, and hopefully also get my vertigo figured out and taken care of. I know I could get it done here, but there are people back home that I know and trust to do a good job, and its always a good excuse to go see the family.
My sister in law and baby niece are also visiting Reno for a couple weeks, and I'll take any chance I get to see that baby girl. It's been way too long! I do wish Matt was coming with me, but it will be nice to be home for a few days.
So lo, here we be, with Rice Krispie S'more Burgers.
I used a round (fluted) cookie cutter, about 3" in diameter, but feel free to use a smaller one, since these turned out really big. Also feel free to make them thicker or thinner to your preference with using a smaller and deeper dish to let them set in.
Make sure the rice krispie treats are slightly cold for dipping too, because they will start to fall apart if not. Other than that, have fun with these! And I truly hope you all are having a better week than I have had. I think I need to eat a few more of these treats to brighten the rest of the week :)
makes 8-12 burgers, depending on size
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 (250g/8oz) bag marshmallows
- 6 cups rice krispie's cereal, or other rice cereal
- 1-2 Tbsp green sprinkles (optional)
- 1 cup melted chocolate
- 1 cup mini marshmallows for in the burger
- Prepare desired casserole dish or jelly roll pan, by spraying with non stick spray, or line with wax paper. The size you use will determine the amount and thickness of the bars or circles.
- In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once butter is melted, add in marshmallows (mini marshmallows will melt faster), and stir often until marshmallows are fully melted.
- Immediately remove from heat and stir in rice cereal and as many sprinkles as desired. Stir until marshmallows coat the rice cereal, and place in casserole dish or jelly roll pan. Flatten with your hand (spray with non-stick spray) or with a sheet of wax paper sprayed with non stick spray, until flattened and desired size is reached.
- Stick in fridge to set and harden slightly.
- Melt chocolate while rice krispie treats are hardening. TIP: melt chocolate in microwave at 30 second intervals to prevent from burning, stirring between each stirring. You can also add canola or vegetable oil (1/2 tsp at a time) to thin out chocolate. DO NOT thin out chocolate with water. Chocolate will seize.
- Once rice krispie treats are hardened, cut with a cookie cutter shape of preference (I used 3" fluted round cutter), and spray inside and outside with non-stick spray.
- Dip one end of rice krispie in melted chocolate, sprinkle with some mini marshmallows, and top with another chocolate dipped rice crispy circle.
- Repeat until done, eating scraps along the way ;)
- Once all "burgers" are made, top with more melted chocolate. I used a spoon, dipped the end in the chocolate, and shook lightly to get "lines" of chocolate over the top. Sprinkle with extra sprinkles, if desired.
- Place in fridge again to harden.
- Enjoy within a few days.