It's about that time for a late night snack. You know, something sweet. The one you're not supposed to have because it's after 7 pm so it will surely go to your hips (thighs, butt, belly, wherever you don't want it to go).
But , this snack is low-fat and easy. And, it's something different. How many of those little 100 calorie packs can you really eat, anyway.
This is a spin on the Rice Krispie Treat.... but so much better.
Whenever we make Rice Krispies in this house, the whole pan is almost devoured within the first few minutes when the Krispies are warm and gooey. I prefer them this way, once they cool off and harden they aren't nearly as good.
My mom found this easy "recipe" on the back of a marshmallow bag. It is so simple and delicious I have no idea why I never thought of it before... it seems like common sense now. :)
Here are the ingredients you need:
You do not have to use "Gluten Free" Rice Krispies, I got them because they are made with brown rice which is supposedly better for you than white rice, wasn't that so healthy of me?
You also don't have to use butter, you can use a little cooking oil or margarine. I found that these Campfire brand marshmallow melt the best and are actually tastier then the other brands. They didn't pay me to say that, it's your lucky night Campfire Marshmallows.
So here's what you do, put a sliver of butter and one jumbo marshmallow in a microwave safe bowl.
|I love how I picked the one bowl we have with a chip in it, so fancy.|
Microwave for about 20 seconds depending on your microwave. Make sure you call for your kids to come watch the amazing expanding marshmallow.
|Campfire brand gets the biggest without coming apart and dripping over the edge of the bowl.|
STIR, STIR, STIR, STIR!!! Add some more Krispies in if necessary. Make sure you get enough Krispies in the marshmallow or it will be too disgustingly sweet. I'd say about a 1/3 to 1/2 cups of Krispies.
Now it's time to enjoy your delicious melty Rice Krispie Treat. Eat immediately or it will turn hard which defeats the purpose of making this one serving melty treat.
I got so excited to eat this one that I accidentally ate half of it before I realized I hadn't taken a picture of finished product ... you get the idea though...
It make s a pretty big serving and it's less than 200 calories with 90 in the marshmallow and about 50 in the cereal and just a little from that sliver of butter.
It's something different and delicious with very little effort to make and just few minutes and ingredients.
Have you ever made this before? What's your go to sweet treat??