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Snap, Krackle, Buzz — Coffee Marshmallow Crispy Treats

by on May 9, 2007 · 8 comments

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.

mocha treats with granules.jpg

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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Published on May 9, 2007

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat May 9, 2007 at 1:52 pm

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

tori May 9, 2007 at 2:47 pm

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!

Anna May 9, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Hi Pat….and Thanks!

Tori, check this

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_35367,00.html

I’ve never seen anything like it.

Anna May 9, 2007 at 3:09 pm

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.

Lauren May 9, 2007 at 4:02 pm

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?

TRADERJANKI August 21, 2007 at 9:08 pm

those marshmallow cubes/poppers look melt-in-you-mouth delicious!

Laura September 2, 2008 at 10:59 am

Oh, man! I made these TWICE this weekend! They are my new favorite food! Thank you, Anna! : )

Anna September 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

Hi Laura!

Thanks for the feedback. I wasn’t sure if anyone else had made them. Glad to hear you liked them.

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