Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rice Krispie S'more Burgers

Are we seriously over half way through the week already?! And this is the first post of the week for me. Phew. That's pretty bad haha!

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.

With all this financial and health stress going on, the last thing I could think about early in the week was blogging and baking. That is what has put me behind so much this week. I apologize for that.

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.

As I said earlier, with so much going on, I had a hard time focusing on, or thinking about at all, what to make for the blog this week. I needed it to be something easy, fast, yet still delicious, and it's also time to start thinking about St Patty's day.

So lo, here we be, with Rice Krispie S'more Burgers.

They are huge, and they are messy. But I'll be darned if they aren't tasty, and the perfect fast treat for any day of the week, or to send with your kids to school on St Patty's day. On second thought, don't send your kid to school on St Patty's day. It's a Sunday. They might be the only kid at school on that day. So take these to church, or just keep at home to nibble on. And if you get chocolate and green sprinkles all over your face, then you are safe from the old "pinch" on this green-wearing day. So do yourself a favor and make a mess of your face :)

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 :)

Rice Krispie S'more Burgers | Printable Recipe
makes 8-12 burgers, depending on size

ingredients:
  • 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
directions:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stick in fridge to set and harden slightly.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Dip one end of rice krispie in melted chocolate, sprinkle with some mini marshmallows, and top with another chocolate dipped rice crispy circle.
  8. Repeat until done, eating scraps along the way ;)
  9. 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.
  10. Place in fridge again to harden.
  11. Enjoy within a few days.
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14 comments :

  1. Carla, I love this idea! These are too fun!

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  2. Wow, I love this recipe! Looks really great! Will try making one at home and for sure, kids will gonna love them. Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do, and like them :)

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  3. These look soo tasty! Thanks for posting these!

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    1. Oh youre welcome ;) Happy to be of service!!!

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  4. I am so sorry you are having such a rough time! But things are bound to get better! And you get to see Avrie soon! That is something to REALLY look forward too!These are GREAT Carla! I LOVE them! SO creative! (and your pictures are STUNNING, even though you probably dizzied your way through them!)

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  5. Very sorry to hear your vertigo is back and the car trouble you had. I totally remember those "Canadian standards" for car, because of them we didn't bring one when we moved to Canada.
    Those 'burgers' are awesome and so cheerful and do hope they brightened up your week a bit.

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    1. Ugh, moving countries lol... and thank you ;)

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  6. I hope that you are able to get your vertigo under control soon so that you can get back to feeling better!
    Love this idea of a rice krispie burger! So fun!

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  7. Hahaha. What is this? Rice krispie burgers?! AMAZING!

    And I'm happy that hear that you're feeling better! I can't believe that you continued to blog and socialize and do all that other stuff. I have a hard enough time doing that when I'm healthy.

    Have fun in Reno! :)

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