Sunday, December 13, 2009

Savory Rice Krispie Treats

Although we call it the avant garde restaurant, we've not gone terribly avant garde with the food. UNTIL NOW.

Behold ye: savory rice krispie treats as passed hors d'ouevres. A little snooping on the internets revealed I am not the first person to have this idea. Mainly, I was worried about the marshmallows--would they be so sweet that no amount of savory introductions could balance them out? According to what I read, no, this is not a problem. I stole some ideas, for sure, and settled upon two versions to try today.

I have named them Vaguely Asian Savory Rice Krispie Treats and Crunchy Salty Savory Rice Krispie Treats.

C.S.S.R.K.:
melt 2 T butter in a medium sized saucepan
sprinkle a pinch of turmeric in as it melts
once it's all melted add 2 cups mini marshmallows
stir until they melt
add 1 tsp garlic powder
then 3 cups 365 brand Brown Rice Crisps (or the trad'l Kellogg's Rice Krispies)
then 2 cups crushed salt and pepper potato chips
stir, then press out into a brownie pan, pressing down and flattening
then sprinkle generously with paprika

V.A.S.R.K.:
Same as above but skip the turmeric
once marshmallows and butter are fully melted add one TBSP soy sauce, 1TBSP sesame oil and 1 tsp garlic powder
then 3 cups of the cereal and 3TBSP chopped roasted salted peanuts and two chopped scallions (not the white part)
stir, then press out into a brownie pan, pressing down and flattening
then sprinkle generously with ground ginger

I think these things might rock, in a weird kind of way.

Come Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant next weekend and checkitout for yourself!

post-game update: we went with the V.A.S.R.K. and they were enjoyed by most, if not all. P.L. declared them "gross" but then couldn't stop eating them saying they were "weirdly addictive."


1 comment:

Matthew said...

These treats were absolutely amazing. Thank you for the recipe!

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