Smores Not So Rolled Up

How about them Broncos?! That’s right. It’s all about Super Bowl Sunday. Now, I’m not a huge football fanatic, however the hubbs and everyone else in my family is. Naturally that means that I’d be doing the whole “Sunday Ritual” with them. With that being said, I took to Pinterest as soon as my stepmom asked if I would be bringing a dessert. Uh hello, that’s what I do. Desserts are my thing. And I must say, I’m pretty proud of that. It’s the one thing that has managed to stay constant between my ever so chaotic life.

Let’s get to it. Rice Krispies+Smores=Heavenly Delight.

Eric and I worked together and when he was trying to get my attention he happened to make me an entire bag worth of rice krispies. Yes, he definitely got this fat girl’s attention. So ever since then, he knows that if he makes rice krispies, it equals major brownie points. Then comes my second favorite treat, smores. As a kid, I will always remember my cousins and I trying to heat marshmallows up over an electric oven. Do not judge, we were kids and I don’t ever take it back. With that being said, as I scoured through different Super Bowl snacks and desserts, I came across Smores Pinwheels (unfortunately there was a “spam” when I tried to open it up). A little bummed because I would love to give credit where it was due. Then I realized, uhm hello Sunset, you can do this yourself-it’s two of your favorite things combined.

I took to Kroger for all of the ingredients: 1 Box of Kroger brand Rice Krispy Cereal, 1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows (Kroger brand because they taste the same), 1 Bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Pssst Brand) and last but not least Marshamallow Puff Creme. I assume you would have butter at home, if not grab a small tub of butter. I use “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”.

The first step is to make the Rice Krispies. Of course, I took to Eric to do this for me. He’s basically a pro at them. First you get 3 tablespoons of butter and 4 cups of mini marshmallows in a saucepan on medium heat. Once it is melted, turn the heat off and add in 6 cups of rice krispy cereal. Boom, Walaah! Wait, not completely done…After it is all mixed well, use your cookie pan lined with wax paper (you should’ve done this first btw 😉 ) to pour the rice krispy mix down. I use a fork to evenly spread it out along the cookie pan. It will be a little thick, however it shouldn’t get in the way of the next steps. Yay, you’ve made Eric’s Rice Krispy Treats. Alas, this isn’t what we were making! Keep going we are so close.

Wait until the treats are semi-cool. Due to my impatience, I waited let’s say 3 minutes. I then, whipped out the Marshmallow Puff Creme and spread it in a very uneven manner. I won’t lie and say it came out beautiful, it was a hot mess. I used the entire can to get the job well done.

Lastly, melt your chocolate chips in a medium microwave safe bowl. I add 5 minutes to the microwave and take out and stir every 30 seconds. Make sure not to burn the chocolate or you’ll have to start all over. If you have shortening, I’ve learned that adding a tablespoon or so will help the melting process. Now that it is melted, pour over your rice krispies, creme puff concoction. Hang in there, we are at the finish line.

This final part was a little difficult because my roll up was fat. Using the wax paper in my favor, I was able to roll it into a log shape. I then put it in the fridge for 15 minutes to harden. After it was done getting chilly, I was able to use a knife (an actual one that will cut, not a butter knife) to cut the roll up. I know in the beginning I said Smores Pinwheel,but in real life when you are not a professional, you win some, you lose some. Mine turned into a huge Smore Log that I was able to cut into large circles, then cut again for a semi-circle. Hey, no one complained! Ta-Da! In 20 minutes your Super Bowl Dessert is done and ready to be eaten!

Questions? Different ways you have tried? I’d love to hear about it 🙂

 

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