Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lamington Rice Krispy Treats

Happy Easters! 
(I will never be able to say "Easter" again without a spanish accent and pluralizing it thanks to Nacho Libre... anyone else? No? Ok, moving on....)

Lamington Rice Krispy Treats
So what's the rice krispy treat of the day? Lamingtons. First off what are they? I feel like they are the Australian's answer to the petit four. Like they saw the petit four, thought it was a good idea, then realized that petit fours are the pretty much the hardest things in the world to make look attractive. So they got the bright idea to cover them up in coconut to remove the stress factor. Boom. Gold Star for the Australians. They know what's up. So today I decided to take it a step further and make a rice krispy treat version. 


Lamington Rice Krispy Treats

Can I just first confess that I didn't have really high hopes for these things? I mean I thought they'd be just a fun take on the traditional Lamington. Flavor wise, I wasn't expecting anything crazy. Um, hello! Boy was I wrong. These things blew my expectations out of the park. I still can't even figure out why they are so good. Is it the combo of a krispy/gooey marshmallow covered in thick chocolate? The combo of the rich chocolate and chewy coconut? The whole package??? I don't know, all I know is these were the bomb. Is that bragging to always be complimenting my own rice krispy treats? I feel like I give myself one too many pats on the back.  I should include a testimonial section to my recipes:


"If I could only eat one rice krispy treat for the rest of my life, these would be it." - Dad

"So, so good! I want the recipe."  - Mom

"They were coconutlicious!  - Husband (that was his response when I said I needed a quotable review of these... thanks buddy)

There we go. Validation. We'll pretend that those all weren't comments from my family members who are obligated to say nice things. But you seriously will be amazed how good these are. I was. My family was. So do yourself a favor, go make these. Today. Right now. Don't think about it. Close you computer (but first write down this recipe), go to your kitchen, and whip a batch of these. You'll be done in 20 minutes. Ready, set, go!


Lamington Rice Krispy Treats


Lamington Rice Krispy Treats

5 Tbsp butter
6 cup marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup dry white cake mix
6 cup rice krispies

1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate almond bark
1 tsp oil
3-4 cups sweetened shredded coconut 

Pour the rice krispies into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, turn the heat down to low 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 vanilla and cake mix. Once fully melted, take them off heat and pour over the rice krispies. Stir lightly to combine. Dump the mixture into a greased 9x9 pan and set in fridge to cool for about 20 minutes (they are easier to cut into perfect squares when really cold). 

Meanwhile, melt your chocolate and oil in the microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring in between each until fully melted. Also pour your coconut into a separate bowl.

Now, take your chilled rice krispy treats and cut into perfect squares ;) Dip each square into the melted chocolate, completely coating all sides, then roll around it in your shredded coconut. Set aside to harden. Repeat with all squares. Enjoy!

Mallow and Co: Lamington Rice Krispy Treats



10 comments:

  1. Hi! You were the link before me at the Nifty Thrifty Things link party! What a cute idea for your blog! I am a new GFC follower! I can't wait to see all of your creations!

    Cheers,
    Julia
    It's Always Ruetten

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  2. OMG what a great idea! I totally want these. Coconut = yum!

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  3. OK I love the testimonials section, haha! These look great and I'm sure also taste amazing, someone pls tell the boyfriend not to devour all that easy-to-come-by rice krispies with milk? Thanks!

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    1. Ha ha, I have to hide all my rice krispy making ingredients! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. WOW!!! Just when I thought that there is no other way to make rice krispy treats, you come up with this one! I think I may add some almond extract and make these into my version of my favorite candy...'Almond Joy' bars! =]

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    1. Yum- that sounds awesome! I love me some Almond Joys!

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  5. Oh these look heavenly ...... I have got to make these!!

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