Are you ready to have your life changed by salted caramel goodness? You should really be ready to have your life changed by salted caramel goodness. (Caramel? Carmel? How are you supposed to say that?) Anyway, last year my mom tried out a new recipe for Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats and it was an instant hit around the house. I have made them SO MANY times myself- they are so easy to make!
I made these to bring in to work today and I think they will be a hit. I’ve been working with the other editors on a huge project and it seems like it will never end. I think that we all need a little pick-me-up treat this week and these will do the trick!
6 cups crispy rice cereal (about half a 12-ounce box), such as Rice Crispies
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
One 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
Spray an 8-inch square cake pan with nonstick spray.
Add the cereal to a large heatproof bowl and set aside.
Add the butter to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once melted, stir in the brown sugar, heavy whipping cream and corn syrup. Cook until thick and syrupy while stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Stir in the salt. Turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Keep stirring until the marshmallows are smooth and melted.
Quickly pour the caramel marshmallow sauce over the cereal and stir all together. Pour into the prepared pan and press down with a piece of parchment paper sprayed with nonstick spray. Sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt.
Cool completely, and then cut into squares.
Seriously. So delicious. Go to your kitchen. Make these now.
Just be careful when you’re stirring these bad boys. You might break your very favorite wooden spoon that has a birthday cake on top that you’re awesome former boss gave you as a gift. Bummer.