Saturday 13 April 2013

Caramel Rice Krispie Cakes

I made these when I wanted a quick dessert and also realised I had some "rice snaps" cereal I'd bought a while back for another recipe and wanted to use up. It was thrown together entirely from store-cupboard ingredients and while it took a little time to set, it was very quick to make.

I was inspired by this recipe for caramel stuffed krispie treats on Cookies and Cups but I changed the recipe as I went along (though mine definitely didn't turn out as well!).

Here are my main ingredients - ignore the Splenda which was just on my kitchen counter, I didn't realise it was in the photo!

I began by mixing some rice snaps with a few spoonfuls of Carnation caramel - it's quite thick so enabled the cereal to stick together nicely.

I then added some mini marshmallows - the end of a bag in the cupboard that also needed using up - and pressed the mixture down flat in a lined baking tin.

I then added some more marshmallows on top

And a layer of the caramel on top. In retrospect this was probably sugar overload - but kids (and boyfriends!) would love it!

Finally I put another layer of the cereal, caramel and marshmallow mixture on top and pressed it down firmly.

I left it to set in the fridge for a couple of hours and cut into squares

One of these is enough! They were nice but very sugary and I think in future I would stick to making more traditional chocolate rice krispie cakes.

I am sending this to Credit Crunch Munch hosted by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All as this recipe used up lots of ingredients I had hanging around in the back of the cupboard.


  1. It's good to use up your store cupboard ingredients as so often they go out of date before you know it. I've never bought Carnation Caramel and remember the days when you had to take your life in your hands and boil a tin of condensed milk for several hours. Thank you for entering Credit Crunch Munch this month with your frugal idea:-)

  2. yummy-can i have some?

  3. yay!.. such memories of childhood... heavenly sticky stuff!

  4. Such great memories of my childhood

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