Snap, Krackle, Buzz — Coffee Marshmallow Crispy Treats

I had no intention of making Rice Krispie Treats today. I had better thing to do with my morning – buy Rush tickets, call the Salvation Army to find out why the heck they didn’t show up yesterday, work on my Food TV contest recipe and most importantly, provide a load of cookies for “All May Staff Birthdays” at the school.

I’d made at least three varieties of cookies to take to the teachers. As I was piling them onto plates, I noticed I had two single Rice Krispie treats lying around from last week…. the ones I used for pictures. They were in a zipper bag, so I just threw them in the pile and headed down to the school. I was plating cookies in the teachers’ lounge when two teachers came in, eyed the Rice Krispie treats and thanked me profusely for bringing them. I apologized for bringing only two, but the ladies didn’t hear me because they were too busy picking off the Reese’s pieces (neither of them liked the flair, I guess) and taking bites.

As I headed out the door, I remembered that I did indeed have a box of rice cereal and a bag of marshmallows at home. How long would it take me to make a batch of Rice Krispie treats and get them back to the school? Well, counting cooling time (I cheated and used the freezer) about 25 minutes total. During the 2 minute drive to my house, I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to try a new version of treats. A version created by coffee-infused version created by George Duran, who I am now convinced is a genius for coming up with this.

Here’s the link to George’s recipe. I didn’t change it much, but I was heavy handed with the butter. I used 2 tablespoons of Folger’s crystals – any more that that would have been too much. Here’s a visual. Don’t worry, it dissolves.

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I dropped the treats off at school and continued going about my day. No reviews from anyone else, but in my opinion, these are very good.

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Comments

  1. Pat says

    Anna, I just saw your name and picture of the grand prize winning bar recipe on the BC website! Congratulations!

  2. says

    I made them the first time I saw him make them and remember them being wonderful. He is a genius sometimes with his clever twists on recipes!

  3. says

    Okay I take that back. Fried Oreos and fried ice cream are sort of like that. But I’ve never seen fried chocolate chip cookie dough.

  4. Lauren says

    George Duran’s old show made me laugh a lot. I love the episode about chocolate when he had people in a mall trying different types and he called the unsweetened “100% Cacao” and people thought it would be great … funny faces all around. :) Didn’t he make the coffee rice krispie treats on a Cab, or was that something else?

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