Chewy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

from my mother-in-law (who is also named Jeanie)

Makes 8x8 inch pan and can easily be doubled

Prep time: 2 minutes

Set time: 10 minutes

Cost: $1.30

marshmallows: .50, chocolate chips: .45, butter: .05, Rice Krispies--generic: .25)

5 oz or 1/2 bag marshmallows (I used the big ones because that's what I had hanging around

1/2 C chocolate chips

1/2 Tbsp butter

3 C Rice Crispies (I used generic, which worked fine, but--though I hate to admit this--weren't quite as good as the original kind)

Put marshmallows, chocolate, and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until the marshmallows are poofing their little marshmallow hearts out. So watch them because how they look is more important than how long you go. When they're nice and poofy, take them out and stir the mixture up. If it's all smooth, great. If it needs another 20-30 seconds, put it in the microwave a little longer. Mix until smooth. 

Add Rice Krispies and stir until incorporated. Try not to eat it all out of the bowl before you get it to your pan as I may or may not have memories of certain roommates at BYU doing. Hopefully none of them ever runs for public office; what would the media make of such an event? (BYU may not be known for its excessive drinking issues, but I hear they're been fretting over the obsessive Krispie treat consumption. Okay, I don't really hear that. It's not true. But perhaps someone should do something about this risky behavior among today's youth. I'll have to get right on that. Yeah, right on it. Just after I lick off this spoon.)

Ahem, where was I? Oh yes, into the 8x8 inch pan. Press it down. Smear a little butter on your fingers to do this and it will be easier (a lot easier) and you'll have less excuse to lick them off. 

Let cool/set and then cut into squares. Arrive on time and not in tears (unless you ate the whole bowl of stuff) to your party. 

Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate