I had my first kiss when I was 14. It was on the second day of a bike tour in a high school gym. He asked if he could kiss me and then proceeded to count down from three. I held my breath, and we kissed.
My first kiss when my husband was far less innocent. After too many tequila shots and a full night of dancing, Matt and I finally kissed. We had been friends for a year at that point. And in the first month of our friendship, Matt came over for Chinese and tv. Apparently, Matt considered that a date, and I considered it just two friends hanging out. One year later, the timing was finally right. And thanks to tequila and daylight savings time, Matt and I were finally on the same page. Six years later, we are still together.
This recipe was another first. I’ve never made anything with Rice Krispies. I know. That’s insane. Rice Krispie treats are a baking staple. You’d think that sometime I would have made this. But between having a sister who kicks my ass at all things baking and having no desire to learn to bake, I never made anything with Rice Krispies. Matt loves cherries and marshmallows. When I saw this recipe, I realized it was time to try something new. No tequila required.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 10 oz bottles maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream butter and sugar together in a mixer bow. Add eggs one at a time, beating until thoroughly combined. Add in vanilla extract.
- Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
- Spread in a lightly great 9×13 baking dish and bake for 16-18 minutes until set.
- Sprinkle marshmallows on top and bake for another 3 minutes or until marshmallows have puffed up. Remove from oven.
- Sprinkle chopped cherries on top of marshmallows. Let cool completely.
- Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter together in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies. Spread evenly over top of bars.
- Chill for 1 hour or until set. Cut into bars and serve.
Source: Mom on Time Out