It’s cookie of the month club time again — the time where I make something fantastic and send it along to my dad and grandpa (and hope my mom doesn’t eat them all before she passes them onto my grandpa since she’s my go-between). This month I’m sending some to my friend Seth because it’s his birthday on Wednesday, and I’m mailing him a kickass book that he already knows about, so treats will be a nice surprise.
Oh, and I don’t know if you know this or not, but it is way to frickin’ hot to bake. The decision to make krispie treats again this month was too easy. And I love that I don’t have to keep sugar or other baking items in the cupboard because the recipe for rice krispies that I like calls for marshmallows, not sugar.
In case you’re curious, here’s the rundown of my monthly cookie-baking madness:
January: Bark Cookies
March: chimesmonster cookies
April: Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies
May: Swagtastic Trail Mix Cookies
June: Cookie Dough Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Frosting (recipe by Averie Cooks)
and July: Peanut-Buttery Butterfingery Rice Krispie Treats
- 5-6 c Rice Krispies (or generic crisp rice cereal of choice)
- 1 10.5 oz bag mini marshmallows
- 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, cut into smaller pieces
- 2 T peanut butter (late addition, so not pictured)
- 1 t vanilla (another late addition)
- movie-theatre sized box of Reeses Pieces (or 2 small bags)
- 2 Butterfinger candy bars (or 1 king-sized bar), crushed
- Prepare a 9×13″ pan by spraying with cooking spray, buttering sides or putting parchment paper in the bottom and sides.
- In a very large bowl (big enough for 6 cups of krispies, but still fits in your microwave), stir the bag of marshmallows and butter. Microwave for 3-5 minutes in 30-second increments, stirring, until melted.
- Add vanilla and peanut butter. And additional 30 seconds of nuke-ing might be required for peanut butter.
- Pour krispies into bowl with marshmallow mixture (or the other way around if your bowl isn’t big enough but have a bigger bowl that didn’t fit in your microwave).
- Dump your candies in with the krispies.
- Stir until combined.
- Pour into pan and let cool until they’ve hardened to bar form.
What’s your favorite kind of cookie? And have you turned your oven on in this heat?