Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Distractions and a Treat!

Life is always full of distractions.  Everyone experiences this.  They may be small, big, many or few.  Some are good at handling them and being disciplined.  I will be honest and tell you, I am not one of those people.  Right now, I am experiencing the biggest distraction of my life.  A 5 month old baby.  With just one look, she can make me forget about any plans or to-do list I may have had for the day.  Her smile and little squeals of delight make me melt instantly, and suddenly the only thing on my to-do list is to play with her.
Considering the name of my blog, I thought it would be appropriate to share some pictures of the biggest thing in my life that is completely and Toadly Good.  My little Anne.

 Okay, okay, back to business.  This little treat I am about to share is simple, but oh so yummy!  Now, I think I am an absolute genius for thinking of this.  I am also almost 100% positive that I'm not the first one to figure it out.  So if you are somebody who was smart first, please don't tell me.  Just let me keep thinking I am awesome.

Marshmallow treats of goodness made with rice crispy cereal!  Best idea since pop tarts, right?  All right, fine.  Rice Crispy Treats are not new, they have been around for years.  Everyone knows you melt butter and marshmallows together, add them to some rice crispies, pour them in a pan, cut em' up and eat them.  Simple.  Well, I took this simple-ness a step forward...

Serves: 18 Treats  | Prep Time: 5 Minutes

6 cups Rice Crispy Cereal
1 cube butter
1 bag mini marshmallows
1 cup butterscotch chips

Prepare muffin tins by greasing each well with butter.  Set aside.  Pour cereal in large bowl.  Set aside.  Melt butter and marshmallows together.  Pour over cereal, stir until evenly coated.  Working quickly, fill and pack into the muffin tins.  Let cool.  When treats are set, melt butterscotch chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until smooth.  Spread on bottoms of  rice crispy treats.  Let cool.
Makes 18 treats.  Keep in air tight container.

These are super simple!  I have also made them with white chocolate.  So yummy!  Add sprinkles or cookie crumbs, the sky is the limit!