Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats

Hello - I've been busy behind the scenes lately developing my brand, logos, and website among other projects and I'm on the verge of doing my first 'serious' wedding season. Scary yet so exciting! One project I've been wanting to tackle is documentation of making a recipe. This particular recipe is pretty easy and I actually had the time to do it! I found it on Tasty Kitchen Blog. I love their recipes and the food pictures are delicious eye candy. All these pics are unedited (SOOTC).

Here's the recipe:

•1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
•½ cups Peanut Butter
•½ cups Nutella
•½ cups Mini Marshmallows
•¼ cups Pecans
•¾ cups Rice Krispies

I also added toffee pieces and extra nuts.

Krispie treats



I started with the PB and nutella in the same bowl, something microwavable and large, because you'll be adding all the other ingredients to it. Add the chocolate chips to the PB/Nutella bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring until chips are melted. I'll refer to this trifecta as the chocolate batter.

I could see this combo being very useful for other things as well, dipping sauce for pretzels, frozen on a banana, curing cancer...


Once the chocolate batter is melted and stirred together start adding ingredients, beginning with the rice krispies. You may have to add more krispies depending on how much extra chocolate batter you seem to have. Stir in each ingredient after you add it to the chocolate batter mix.


Add pecans...


Toffee chips (optional - but sooo worth it!)...




Have a buttered 8x8 inch pan ready to go... you'll then dump the krispie mixture with all its ingredients into the pan and pat down gently so it covers the bottom of the pan and its fairly flat on the top.


Top the mixture with more nuts or toffee...


And more marshmallows too...


Gently pat down toppings so they stick.

Bars Fridge

Refrigerate for an hour, or as long as you can stand to not eat them...


Me peeking to see if they looked ready to eat...


Forgot to mention, I bought a little step stool, because I am short... I can't reach anything and its come in handy for instances like this when I want to photograph something from above. I'll definitely be taking this with me on shoots. $12! At container store!! AND it folds up FLAT!



Set the table all nice too for our dinner guests where we devoured these treats...


  1. Yumm!!! Great foodie pictures. I have a lot of trouble taking pictures of food...I might need you to give me some tips sometime.

  2. Thanks Lele! I am also pleasantly surprised how nice they turned out for my first go at it!