What can I say…OMG! The quote in the magazine was “the combination of caramel and sea salt gives this childhood treat grown-up flavor!” So true!! I am trying to clear out some clutter and ran across this on a page I had torn out of “Country Living” magazine. I have no idea how long I have had it but I thought I would give it a try. Some of Quilties were coming over to sew on Tues, so I whipped these up and they were a big hit. Rice Krispie treats on “crack”. (no I don’t do drugs but they did prove to be addicting.)
Salted Golden Caramel Bars
Vegetable oil, for greasing dishes (I used PAM)
8 cups puffed rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
3/4 cup corn syrup
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, melted (I used semi=sweet Toll House)
Oops! I forgot to put the white sugar in the picture!
1.Liberally oil a large mixing bowl and 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place cereal in bowl and set it and dish aside. (I didn’t oil the bowl)
2. In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine corn syrup, condensed milk, sugars, butter and sea salt.
Allow mixture to come to a boil, while stirring continuously, until a light golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. (at this point I was trying to calculate how many calories I was burning while stirring that caramel)
3. Remove mixture from heat, stir in vanilla and immediately pour over cereal.
Stir to completely mix and then evenly spread in prepared baking dish.
Smash the treats into the prepared pan. I used waxed paper to compress the treats.
4. Set aside and let cool, about 45 minutes. Invert and release from pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Cut into 15 bars.
Now this step is when I ran into a problem. As you can see from the picture my chocolate was just lumps.
So I put the chocolate into a sandwich bag and snipped the end and squeezed the chocolate onto the treats.
protein 2 g. fat 5 g carbohydrate 45 g fiber 0g cholesterol 13mg calories 231