I have the best recipe to share with you guys today. I have the pleasure of working very close to a cute little bakery. In this bakery, they make Rice Krispy treats except instead of using Rice Krispys, they use Cap’n Crunch*. After an extraordinary amount of self control and countless trips where I slapped my own wrist to avoid buying them and opted for an equally unhealthy pretzel croissant, I finally caved and gave it a shot. And you know what? It was really disappointing. Totally dried out and hard as a rock. That’s $3.50 I’ll never get back–thank god all of my teeth are still in one piece!
Even though their Cap’n Crunch treat broke my heart (and my molars), I haven’t stopped thinking about how damn good they COULD taste if they were fresh off the stove. So I made my own. And holy shit are they good. The best part? They only cost $4 for an entire tray and I got the satisfaction of licking warm marshmallow goo off of my fingers because I’m single and single girls can do those things without judgment. These were the perfect treat after a long day which included a bird flying through the door of my office and into the lobby (which is about an inch away from my desk and way too close for comfort, if you ask me), and almost stepping on a scorpion who was trying to get cozy with my knitting. Now I’m sharing so you can end a rough day in gooey marshmallow if you so choose. It’s really easy too. Did I mention that part? All about simplicity, guys!
what you need:
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- 2 1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 5 cups Cap’n Crunch (or whatever type of cereal makes your heart happiest)
how to do it:
- Heat a larger pan on your stovetop and melt the butter.
- Throw in the marshmallows but keep an eye on them and stir frequently. Nothing is worse than burnt marshmallows. When ALMOST all of the lumps are gone and your mixture looks all shiney like a pearl, that’s the perfect time for step 3…
- Mix your cereal into the marshmallow/butter mixture until it’s evenly combined. Then, squish the entire mess into a parchment-lined 9 x 13 casserole dish. You can either let it cool or simply shovel globs of sticky marshmallow-y cereal into your mouth like I did.
It’s EASY and DELICIOUS. I think recipes around here from now on are going to be (affordable + delicious) or (easy + delicious) because those are the two best combinations at this point in my life. It’s allllll about simplicity, ya’ll.
*I’d like to note that the spelling of “Cap’n” rather than “Captain” makes me cringe…a lot. Why not just use the whole word?!