Friday, September 17, 2010

Caramel Apple Krispie Treats

This recipe is a twist on the classic Rice Krispie treats consisting of Marshmallow, Caramel, Spiced Apple Cider (dry instant mix) and chopped dried Apple pieces - Enjoy!

6 Cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
2/3 Cup of finely diced dried Apples
1 Bag of Marshamallows
3 Tbsps. Butter
1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Heaping Tbsps. of Caramel
(Fat-Free Caramel Dip in the Tub)
1-1/2 Tsps. of Spiced Apple Cider Mix (dry)

Grease a 9x9 glass dish with butter and set aside. This recipe is less "dense" because you add caramel to marshmallow, so be sure to use a 9x9 baking dish for thicker bar cuts.

Melt butter in a large saucepan and add 90% of the marshmallows.
Add 2 heaping tablespoons of caramel and blend well over low heat (I use a rubber spatula).
Add Vanilla.

The mixture should have a coffee color to it. Then add 1-1/2 teaspoons of dry Spiced Apple Cider mix and blend well. Add Apple pieces and stir. Turn off heat and add the Rice Krispies and gently fold together until well blended.

Fold mixture into greased dish and press down into pan with buttered spatula. Allow to cool.

I don't know if this recipe exists out there or not, but I did think of this recipe as the autumn weather was my inspiration for this creation. I've tried them and they are delicious! If you want an extra "punch" to this classic sweet treat, drizzle the top with caramel!

Bon Appetite!