Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You're Not Too Old for Crispy Rice Bars with Browned Butter & Rosemary

Think you’re too old for “Rice Krispie” treats?

Allow me to chuckle for a moment at the sheer thought of that.  Being “too old”… it’s a concept I reject flat out.  I simply don’t buy it.  After all, there’s a real charm in forgetting how old you REALLY are and allowing yourself to remember what it was like before you knew how you were “supposed” to act.

You’ve got to admit there’s something magical about the act of eating an ooey gooey crispy chewy Rice Krispie Treat? Isn’t there?


I first saw the recipe for salted browned butter crispy treats on Smitten Kitchen.  But, it took me a very long time before I decided to make them.  Even when I did, I decided they needed a little bit of a kick in the pants.

Those of you who know me will remember that I am absolutely ENAMOURED of rosemary.  And during the summer months when I can get my grubby little hands on those fragrantly fresh stalks of the real thing, I’m a happy happy girl.  And, since I know the herb is good in SimpleSyrup, why not try it out in a dessert?

And so the browned butter rosemary crisped rice treats were born.

They’re really quite grown up.  But, as informal taste-tests in my neighborhood have revealed, they also go over really well with the kids.

So, make yourself a batch of deliciously buttery crisped rice treats. Relish the way they pull apart leaving ooey gooey strands marshmallowy goodness in their wake.  And enjoy them utterly.  After all, you’re never too old for a little bit of snap, crackle, pop…
And while we’re at it, here’s a nice list of some other things I hope you’re never “too old” to do:
  • Lick the batter bowl after making cookies/cake/frosting
  • Share butterfly kisses
  • Skip down the sidewalk
  • Call your mom
  • Close your eyes and make a wish
  • Say “When I Grow Up…” (and mean it)
As C.S. Lewis once said: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

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  1. My wife will be thrilled that you posted this reicpe!!!

  2. Ah yes, what's old anyway.. ? I regularly make statements such as 'when I grow up..." (cause I think I probably never will..lol) and definitely not too old for these lovelies!

  3. Love your best of list! One of my very favorite treats is rosemary, brown butter, Meyer lemon popcorn so I have a feeling I'd love these rice krispie treats! Can't wait to try them!


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