Snow Capped Treat Bars, an over the top version of the classic Rice Krispie Treat…
Do you know all of the jingles from the old days? Used to, when folks wanted you to buy their product, the least they did for ya was come up with a catchy little diddy that you could walk around singing. These days…well we just won’t get into marketing these days. Actually, I don’t see much of it around my house anymore so I just see the commercials I happen across on the internet. When my kids were younger and watched actual tv (not netflix videos and dvds) they used to have entire infomercials memorized! I always thought they were far more susceptible to commercials than I was but then I realize that if you put a song to something and I hear it one time, I’m ruined.
Oh those Golden Grahams! Oh those Golden Grahams! Golden honey, just a touch, with grahams golden wheat!
Did you hear it in your head? I am thankful for all of those jingles as a kid though because that helped me realize how easy it is for me to learn once I put something to music. At one time in college, I had a test where I had to know, by name, every bone and muscle in the human body. I was probably the only one in the room happily bobbing my head to unheard music during that test.
I don’t have cereal often, but when I do Golden Grahams is still one of my all time favorite cereals. Alongside that one is Frosted Mini Wheats, Cheerios, and Fruity Pebbles. Hey, I’m nothing if not eclectic! By the way, these bars are amazing when made with fruity pebbles, too!
A few years back, I misread the classic recipe for rice krispie treats (again, where are my glasses?) and ended up doubling the marshmallow cream and adding a bit extra butter. The result was FANTASTIC. I immediately applied it to these Golden Grahams bars and couldn’t stop eating them. If you want to take your classic cereal treat bar up a notch (or ten), try this.
The result is a whole other animal!
You’ll need: Some Golden Graham cereal, stick of butter, and 3 containers of marshmallow cream. The container size is at the bottom of this post.
A conversation with myself about miniature marshmallows versus marshmallow cream: Yes, you can substitute miniature marshmallows for the cream. I believe the substitution should be around 2 cups for every container of marshmallow cream, at least that is what Kraft says. I think there is far more marshmallow cream in that 7 ounce container than 2 cups of miniature marshmallows, though. If I were me (and it just so happens that today I am), I would just go buy marshmallow cream because I think that is one of the secrets to this recipe being so stinking good – and it is only about a dollar a container.
Dump your marshmallow cream and butter in a bowl.
Now you can do this on the stovetop if you like, but I’m not because I don’t wanna. I just put that bowl in the microwave and microwave it at 30-45 second intervals, stirring in between each, until it is nicely blended and one big bowl of delicious buttery marshmallow goop.
I am hesitant to give microwave directions on here because our microwaves vary so much. It’s always a judgement call on your behalf. But you’re pert dern smart so I know you got this.
Oh look at our little dark pan. It was sitting in a sunny spot just a few minutes before this photo. Clouds and sun are not friends of photography sometimes.
Anywho! Grease a 9×13 pan either with butter or cooking spray. I went with cooking spray.
Remember that delicious buttery marshmallow goop we were making? Here it is. Don’t taste it. It is Pure-D horrible and you’ll hate it. Honest. Don’t let your family taste it, either, because between you tasting it (I knew you were going to) and them tasting it, you won’t have any left for the next step.
Now finish licking it off your finger, slap your hand, and move on.
Besides, you can lick the spoon and bowl in just a minute anyway.
Dump in all of your golden grahams. Okay, not all of them, but the amount called for in the recipe at the bottom of this post. I’m hoping you’ve already had a bowl or two out of the box.
Stir that up until well coated. At first, it is going to seem like you’ll never get it all coated but then all of a sudden the whole bowl seems to turn white.
Spread that out into your pan and press it down just a bit.
Not enough to crush the grahams but to just help them stick together some.
This isn’t going to be a super firm bar like those big honking styrofoam like rice krispy treats you see in coffee shops. These bars will still have some give to them and taste fresh even a day later.
Enjoy…and believe me, you will!
- 3- 7 oz containers marshmallow cream*
- 1 stick butter 1/2 cup
- 10 cups golden grahams
- In a large bowl, place butter and marshmallow cream. Microwave in 45 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and well blended.
- Add cereal and stir well to coat.
- Turn out into greased 9x13 pan and allow to cool before cutting. Or eat it warm and enjoy it anyway!
*If you can only find 8 ounce containers, that will be just fine.
Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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