Guest blogger Elizabeth Kuster: I invented these in the shower one morning, while I was daydreaming about who knows what. After I made them -- and my friends and I wolfed them down in about two seconds flat -- I Googled around and found that other folks (including the people at Kellogg's) have had the same idea, sort of. But in my humble opinion, none of their recipes comes close to mine. These are hands-down the BEST Rice Krispies Treats ice-cream sandwiches EVER!
The secret, at least for me, is this: You want the Treats part to be soft and chewy, not hard as a rock -- as it is in the other recipes
, which instruct you to keep the sandwiches in the freezer. (Who wants to chip a tooth eating Treats? Not me!) You also want the Treats-to-ice-cream ratio to be pretty even. (The other sites make the Treats part too thick.)
So, without further ado, here's my recipe, exclusive to momlogic:
- 3 tablespoons butter (For the love of God, don't use margarine!)
- 4 cups mini marshmallows (They melt better than the big ones.)
- 5 cups Rice Krispies (Yes, this is a cup less than what the Kelloggs' recipe calls for. But again: You want the Treats to be chewy!)
- A half-gallon of ice cream, softened a tad (Vanilla and chocolate are both totally delish with this.)
1) In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2) Add Rice Krispies. Stir until well coated.
3) Using a buttered spatula, wax paper or buttered fingers, evenly press mixture into the largest (greased) jelly-roll pan/rimmed cookie sheet you have. IMPORTANT FOR RATIO PURPOSES: Make the Treats roughly half an inch thick. (That's why you want the larger, flatter pan.) If the Treats won't reach to the edges of the pan, just square off one side with your fingers.
4) Cool. Using a buttered knife, cut into 3-inch (not 2-inch) squares -- the perfect size for a scoop of ice cream.
5) When ready to serve the sandwiches, take one Treats square, put a scoop of slightly softened ice cream on it, then top it with another Treats square. Squish the sandwich down a bit, so the ice cream gets to the edges.
6) Cram it in your piehole.
7) Do a happy dance.
8) Repeat steps 5 through 7 (optional).
Make these this weekend -- they're the perfect "goodbye, summer!
" dessert. And if you do make them, let me know what you and your kids think! xoxo