Every so often I’ll get a craving for a rice krispie treat. They’re buttery marshmallow goodness and they always remind me of my childhood because it was my mother’s go-to treat for all of the bake sales at school.
For me, rice krispie treats are just one of those simple, nostalgic and classic snacks that have never failed to please. They’re also one of the easiest sweets to elevate and turn into what feels like something über gourmet.
Recently, I added Nutella and chopped hazelnuts to a batch and I honestly wondered why it took me so long to discover this creation.
Last year I said these Brown Butter Krispie Treats were the best I’ve ever tasted and I must admit, these are the new winner. They have the divine chocolate flavor of Nutella and the added nuttiness and amazing crunch from the hazelnuts. So. Stinking. Good.
I’ll advise you right now you’ll have to exert extra arm power to scrape all of the tidbits from the bottom and sides of the bowl because you will want to eat every last morsel!
One Year Ago: Brown Butter Krispie Treats
Nutella Rice Krispie Treats
Adapted from Aboutfood.com, Elizabeth LaBau
Makes: 1 9×13-inch pan, Difficulty: Beginner
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups Rice Krispies
- 1/2 miniature chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter.
Place the marshmallows, Nutella, butter and salt in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave it in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval to prevent overheating. Heat until the marshmallows and butter and melted and the mixture is smooth. It will be thick.
Add the cereal, chocolate chips, and hazelnuts to the mix and stir until everything is well-distributed and coated with the marshmallow mixture.
Scrape the candy into the prepared pan and press it into an even layer (I use a piece of waxed paper coated with cooking spray for this step). Allow the candy to cool and set at room temperature, then cut into squares.
- Note: Other nuts such as chopped peanuts or walnuts can be substituted.