The dogs are at their wits' ends. They are getting tired of me, I can tell. However, Jett (being on steroids) is hungrier than normal and Scout (who is a picky eater) has taken to guarding his food bowl. He'll just lay there beside it so Jett can't get it, yet he won't eat it. He's so much like me...he doesn't even realize it.
That is why this post is just now going up when it should have been prescheduled for this morning: I've been busy doing a whole lot of nothing, like taking pictures of dogs who are holding a stand-off over a food bowl.
Recipe challenge, week twenty-six (halfway there!)
I kind of wanted to save this recipe for a rainy day, because you would want to eat it on a rainy day. But I figure this weekend is the 4th of July and if you need a last minute treat to take somewhere, this would be perfect.
It takes 10 minutes to whip up this dessert and, if you can get it out of the house without eating it all, I'm sure it will be enjoyed by all.
I bought a bag of caramel bits because they are like eating a bag of pure sugar and I rather enjoy them...but I bought them for this cookie recipe I was going to try and then I ate them all, so I had to buy another bag. And then I lost my patience with the idea of of the cookie-baking process. Rice Krispy treats only take a few minutes though, so this no-bake recipe is what I used the remaining bag of caramel bits for. So I suppose I've eaten a lot of caramel in the last two weeks...
(don't mind the cashews)
Caramel Rice Krispy Treats
makes an 8x8 pan (for thicker bars) or a 9x13 pan (for thinner bars)
1 cup caramel bits
1 10-oz bag mini marshmallows
4 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
6 cups Rice Krispy cereal
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in vanilla and mini marshmallows. Mix well until the marshmallows have melted. Stir in the caramel bits and allow them to melt, over very low heat. Keep stirring.
Fold in the cereal until it's all covered with the marshmallow mixture.
Spread into an 8x8 pan for thick bars or a 9x13 pan for thinner ones. Store covered.