I am sitting in a super cute coffee shop right now sipping a drink that I’m not even sure you could call “coffee” with its amount of sugar. It’s called a Snickers Mocha…and it tastes like a melted snickers bar. And I get it so often that this one was free since I built up so many rewards. Something to brag about? Probably not…but it’s so addictively delicious. For those of you who work from home, do you ever get out of the house to go work in another environment? I find that it’s super nice to get out of the house, and it makes me feel more so like I’m actually working.
I’m still trying to figure out all the logistics behind full-time blogging from home. Sometimes it can be hard because you lose that getting-out-of-the-house-every-day-and-having-constant-social-interaction thing. Any tips from veteran work-from-homers out there? The Snickers Mocha definitely doesn’t hurt 😏.
Having a few of these S’mores Rice Krispies Treats with me wouldn’t hurt either. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I literally put down like six of these babies yesterday. Maybe more… My excuse is that I cut them to be smaller than regular Rice Krispies Treats. And also, I’m pregnant. I can still use that excuse for another month and a half, and you better believe that I’m going to milk it for all its worth. If I can’t walk up a half flight of stairs without huffing and puffing like a 90 year old man, I can comfort my pregnant soul by chain eating S’mores Rice Krispies Treats for a few days until we run out. And then maybe make another batch…whose to say…I do have extra ingredients laying around 😀!
You know what’s bothering me?? The spelling of Rice Krispies Treats. I feel like it should definitely be Rice Krispie Treats…but false. I googled. Since the cereal is called “Rice Krispies,” you would technically call them “Rice Krispies Treats.” It feels so wrong to me to type that though. For the rest of the post, I am going to rebel and spell the title incorrectly. From here on out, little morsels of summer happiness, you will be called Rice KRISPIE Treats.
Now that that’s fixed, let’s talk about these goodies. I think I have a mild obsession with s’mores. Whether it be in their traditional form or a new spin (like these Rice Krispie Treats), I am just so in love with the flavor combination. I don’t think it’s just about the actual flavor, though. Even though that combo of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows is out of this world, I think it’s just as much about the fun, nostalgic element that comes with s’mores.
You can’t call yourself an American if you didn’t grow up roasting marshmallows over a bonfire and pressing that gooey deliciousness between graham crackers and Hershey’s chocolate bars. I ate a lot of s’mores growing up. Whether it was over tiny fires at a local park we used to spend weekends at all the time or a big bonfire at a church retreat, this tasty treat was a huge part of my childhood.
This past weekend, when my friends came to visit, we built a fire in the fire pit outside our house and made s’mores, and I was reminded of how dang good they are. They are so simple, but so YUMMY. Whoever invented s’mores, props to you my friend. Props to you. Let’s meet so I can give you a hug.
The flavors in s’mores are super tasty to incorporate into other avenues like these Rice Krispie Treats. These little cuties are loaded with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. They have Rice Krispies cereal in them, too, of course, but that flavor is so mild that you definitely still get the s’mores experience. The s’mores experience sans bonfire. What does that mean? It means you can walk into your kitchen and have your s’mores moment without going through the hassle of toasting your marshmallows. And it’s dangerous, people! Having that much tastiness at your fingertips will most definitely persuade you to eat an unhealthy amount of the little squares…you have been warned.
So this upcoming weekend is a big one! My two sisters-in-law are throwing me a family baby shower, and a bunch of people are coming into town for it. Most of my immediate family will be there (dad, mom, brothers, sisters-in-law, Seth’s parents) and a lot of extended family is traveling in, too.
The shower is on Saturday. It’s going to be super, super chill, which I love. I really don’t like being the center of attention, so the less fancy and traditional sit-on-a-chair-in-front-of-everyone-in-a-nice-dress-and-open-presents, the better. This is a guy and girl shower, so dudes are allowed and everyone can bring their hubbies.
My brothers and dad are waking up early to start smoking meat, they made a few different types of home-brewed beer, and there will be BBQ-ey sides and desserts. Sounds like fun, right? I’m excited for it. Except I have zero summery maternity dresses, and Target doesn’t have any that I’ve seen recently. So the wardrobe will be a bit of a challenge, but we’ll make it work, yo.
Maybe I should make an extra batch of these S’mores Rice Krispie Treats to bring along…hmmm.
Seriously so tasty.Print
S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
These tasty treats will bring you back to your childhood of roasting marshmallows over the campfire! These Rice Krispies Treats are such a fun spin on the classic S’more.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 0 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 24 servings 1x
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 2 cups graham crackers, crushed into small pieces
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Melt the butter in a medium/large pot.
- When melted, add your marshmallows and stir often until they are fully melted.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the Rice Krispies, crushed graham crackers, and chocolate chips together and stir to combine.
- When the marshmallows are melted, remove from the heat and let it sit for a few minutes while you butter a 9×13 baking dish.
- Add your Rice Krispies mixture to the marshmallows and stir with a rubber spatula until just combined.
- Transfer to your buttered baking dish and press down so the Rice Krispies Treats are in a smooth, even layer.
- Let sit until cooled, and then slice into 24 squares.
- Serving Size: 1 square
- Calories: 134
- Sugar: 11 g
- Sodium: 93 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 24 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 4 mg
If you make this or any of my other recipes, be sure to Instagram it and hashtag #thegarlicdiaries!
In the mood for more yummy desserts? Check these out:
Cinnamon Cheesecake Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Cheater Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
Oh my goodness, thank you for this wonderful recipe. I am going to make it later today. Hope you had a fun time at your baby shower. It is always fun to be the center of attention, (but not too much).
Annie Chesson says
Ohhh yay!! Let me know how they turn out :)!
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Annie Chesson says
Awesome! Thanks girl!
Just found you blog, and 1. obsessed with the title (I love garlic, way to much) and 2. Obsessed with this recipe. I’m mostly GF (except when I’m in france.. I’m in france right now) and Rice Krispie treats are a go to for me (usually smitten kitchen’s brown butter). I am so making these when i’m back in the states!!
I’m a veteran work at home person, and there are a few keys- shower in the morning, and put on normal clothing (pregnancy rules might change this). Make sure to schedule one social/leave the house and talk to ppl outing every day. Listen to interesting things while working. Work from communal spaces. Learn to need ppl less (lol) Repeat.
Annie Chesson says
Daniele, you rock! Thank you for your awesome work-from-home advice! I love all those ideas, and I am totally going to write them down so I make sure I remember. I hope you love these yummy goodies when you try them :).
Dont believe that’s its okay to eat for two as it just leads to such problems as Gestational diabetes.I ended up with it during my first pregnancy and got put on a restricted diet so its healthier to just eat for one.Blessing and I hope you have a great pregnancy other than that.
Annie Chesson says
Haha don’t worry – I just joke about “eating for two.” I tested negative for GD and am right where I need to be for healthy weight gain. Thank you, though!