making a "Punkin Patch" using a special kind of Rice Krispies Treats for little hay bales. I don't know if this particular recipe has ever been made before (I couldn't find it on the net),
but it is a little twist on the Original Rice Krispie Treats recipe.
Try them and let me know what you think!
Butter Pecan Krispie Bars
7oz caramels ( 2 dozen caramel squares )
1 teaspoon water
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups Rice Krispie Treats
2 cups marshmallows
1/2 cup Butterscotch Morsels
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 butterscotch morsels
1 tsp water
1 tablespoon butter
Measure out all your ingredients ahead of time so you will be ready to mix together quickly.
Grease the bottom and sides of the pan well with butter.
In a large bowl, place the butter in a large microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.
Stir in the marshmallow and coat well. Place in the microwave and heat at full power for 60-90 seconds until the marshmallows puff up.
Pour in the Rice Krispies Cereal and mix into the melted marshmallows.
Once coated, pour the caramel in and continue to mix.
As you mix in the caramels, fold in the butterscotch morsels and pecans until incorporated.
Quickly pour into prepared pan and, with buttered hands, pat into place.
Allow to set before removing from pan. I remove while still warm and allow to cool thoroughly before cutting.
Cut into bars.
These are quite rich so cut into smaller bars
than you would for the original Rice Krispies Treats.
Pour into a plastic piping bag. Snip the tip off the end to create small hole on the bag.
Drizzle across the bars, as shown, creating the Hay bale look.
When glaze has set up completely, stack your "hay bales" on a pretty plate.
Here I made a couple of Marzipan Scarecrows and a little Punkin Patch sign, then added Mellowcreme Pumpkins, Candy Corn and Wilton Autumn Leaves Sprinkles to create my own little edible Punkin Patch.