Recipe challenge, week fourteen.
This isn't the grandest or most inventive of recipes. In fact, some would argue that it's not a recipe and is terribly boring and I'm not a creator of anything.
But that's okay. Because I believe that Mint Oreos are quite close to heaven on Earth. Like, I don't know what they put in these things, but I won't let myself buy them unless I have a special purpose in mind. Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake, for example. In this case, I just combined Rice Krispy treats, one of my favorite desserts, with mint and Oreos. If you would like an amped up version of a classic treat, try this. They are especially tasty the day after you make them because the flavors have had time to mesh. And I don't know that there is anything better than a pot of melted marshmallow, broken up Mint Oreos, and rice krispies. Makes for a fantastic Friday night.
Mint Oreo Rice Krispy Treats
makes an 8x8 pan
1 10 oz. bag marshmallows
4 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 t. peppermint extract
12 (or so) Mint Oreos, crushed
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (save money, buy generic)
In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir. When they are melted into the butter, add the extracts and then begin folding in the cereal one cup at a time. Lastly, fold in the Oreos.
Press into an 8x8 pan. You can use a bigger pan; they'll just be thinner. Cover tightly to store.
Hey, look. I made Rice Krispy treats last Easter too...
I am SO glad I wasn't able to find those M&Ms this year. Holy cow did I eat a lot of those things last year. I kept them in my desk at school and everything. Memories...