Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cookie Dough Rice Krispies

Cookie Dough Rice Krispies

Cookie Dough, I mean lets get real, can life get better? My husband and I were recently discussing what our last meals would be if we were in prison on death row (you don't discuss these types of things? I swear we are law abiding citizens, this was purely hypothetical) My husband was listing out a big top grade steak with mashed potatoes and the works... meanwhile my mind was tracking somewhere along the lines of a gigantic bowl of cookie dough or brownie batter... or both.  With a side of ice cream.  Just to wash things down you know. I think this gives you a good idea of where I stand on my love of cookie dough.

Cookie Dough
I will take 2 of these please...

So what else could I do but have one of my first recipe posts be my cookie dough rice krispy treat I ask you? But of course.
Cookie Dough Rice Krispies

So here we go. As much as I'd like you to think I am a flawless chef I have to admit this one took me a couple of tries. (I feel like I can't technically call myself a "baker" since these aren't baked, but a "chef" sounds too professional. How about a "No-bake baker"? I'll have to ponder this one) First time I made the mistake of just using cookie dough straight from the bowl. What I ended up with was a gooey krispy mess because the dough literally melted into the warm marshmallow mixture (albeit a delicious mess). Hmm so after I managed to eat dispose of the pan of gooeyness I attempted round 2. This time I froze the cookie dough in chunks first. What did we end up with? Wha-la! A rice krispy reincarnation of your favorite chocolate chip cookie. A must make for any cookie dough lover. Ah, now if I only had some more of that dough left over...

Cookie Dough Rice Krispies

Cookie Dough Rice Krispies

4 Tbsp butter
5 cup marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup cookie dough powder mix (I used a Betty Crocker mix)
6 cup rice krispies
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup cookie dough chunks frozen for about 30 min**

In a large mixing bowl combine the rice krispies and salt. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, turn the heat down to the lowest setting and add the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are mostly all melted (this will take a few minutes--low and slow is key for perfect texture) then stir in the cookie dough mix and vanilla.

Once fully melted, take them off heat and pour over the rice krispy mixture. Stir lightly to combine. Dump half the mixture into a greased 9x9 pan. Then litter the top of that with the frozen cookie dough. Top with remaining rice krispy mixture. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then with greased hands go in and flatten the top. Allow them to cool at least an hour before serving. Enjoy!

**So I used the Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie dough mix to make my cookie dough. I admit that I think my normal cookie dough recipe would have been better. So I might recommend making your favorite batch of cookie dough and just leaving out the eggs... But you can totally do what I did, they were still good, just not as good as they might have been :)

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