Thursday, October 4, 2012

Marshmallow Dream Bars ... not a Dream anymore !!

I have been dreaming of the Starbucks Marshmallows Dream Bars for a while.
Each time I stop there to get my favorite Latte, I look at these puffy treats, and I can resist most of the time ;-)
I am aware of the over-huge number of calories you find in Starbucks treats, so it is not hard for me to resist when I pass in front of them : 490 calories in one slice of Banana Walnut Bread : really ???

At least, if my Marshmallow bars are probably not a light treat, it is really light and I know exactly where the calories come from !!!!!

But sometimes, I need my favorite sweet treat with my coffee ... and it is always a big YUMMY !!!!

So I decided to try to do my own crispy Marshmallow Bars .. believe me, those light and puffy squares are a piece of cake to do and I am sure way better than the prepared one.

Ingredients are SO simple : rice Krispies, mini-marshmallow and some butter. No need to use the oven !!

Trust me, the taste is very close to the ones you can purchase at Starbucks, let's give it a try !!

A bientot et bon Appetit

La recette for Marshmallow Dream Bars

Ingredients for 9-12 crispy squares :
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 5 cups of mini-marshmallows

- 1 cup mini-marshmallows
- 5 tablespoons of unsalted Butter (use 6 tablespoons if you prefer more butter taste)

Cover a 9 x 13″ pan with parchment paper (even the edges).

Save the cup of mini Rice Krispies.

Melt the butter in the mcriwave or in a large glass bowl.
When the butter is melted, add the 5 cups of marshmallows and stir well. You might need to reheat the mixture in the microwave if too thick (be careful, the marshmallows melt very quickly. Stir until completly melted (it looks like melted cheese at this point ;-)

Pour the melted marshmallows over the rice krispies mixture and stir very quickly until well coated.
Pour into prepared pan with spatula and press to have a smotth texture.
Allow to cool in the fridge for 30mn, then slice with a sharp knife and serve.

Yummy !!!