Ramblings of my work and other shabulous things!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

World's Worst Rice Crispy Treat Maker

Fans and friends,

Normally, I do not share any kind of food or recipe type interests on my blog.  I leave that to the experts.  However, today I was so inspired by my "screw up" that I had to share!  So, I came across this delicious sounding recipe for Smore's Graham Krispy Treats. BUT my son is allergic to chocolate (so sad)... So the wheels started turning.  I wanted to make an equally yummy treat while substituting the chocolate.  Instead of using graham cereal I used a wheat bran Chex.  And instead of chocolate we used butterscotch morsels.

My little man and I got out all of the necessary ingredients and materials and set out to make the best batch of mallow treats anyone has ever tasted!  You see, here's where Ethan went wrong... He made them with ME! And I RUIN rice crspy treats!  I thought that this batch would go differently with the different/substituted ingredients.  Nope.  I followed the recipe point to point and they just became one big fat gooey mess that burnt the bottom of my pan.

After a brief (and silent) hissy-fit I surveyed my options.  A little pouting may have shown and I may have muttered "I'm a horrible mom for not being able to get rice crispy treats right- the easiest thing in the book. Literally, THE EASIEST!"  But he re-assured me that I was absolutely wrong and that they are actually quite delicious especially the crispy burnt part.  He said this as he was picking at the big monstrous mass of goo in the mixing bowl.  I then let go of my self-pitty and grabbed the bowl by the horns. . .  I mean rim!  Scooping up handfuls of the mixture I rolled and patted them into perfect personal patties.  Now that they are cooled and set they are seriously tasty little pucks!  Considering my years-long battle with the mallow treats and for the first time, not throwing away the results, our Wheat Bran Scotch Pucks turned out to be an absolutely delicious hit!

I have posted the recipe below in case you want to try and ruin yours!  Good luck messing it up!

Wheat Bran Scotch Pucks

1 bag (10 oz) Mini Marshmallows
1 bag butterscotch chips
1 box (12 0z) Wheat Chex Cereal
6 Tbsp Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Non-Stick Cooking Spray


On a flat baking pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large non-stick pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add in marshmallows and stir together with butter until marshmallows have melted and become creamy (I never get this part right), Stir in vanilla extract.
Fold in Chex cereal until all marshmallows and Chex are evenly mixed together. Mix in bag of butterscotch chips. Let mixture cool a slightly to the touch.  With clean bare hands (or with latex gloves) grab a handful of mix in hands, roll and pat into a patty. Place onto greased flat pan pressing slightly to flatten. Continue until entire mixture is gone. Place into fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
Arrange your pucks on a decorative plate and set out for snacks.  You'll be thrilled that something so wrong turned out so right! Devour.