These are a great treat or present for younger members of your family or friends. (Not bad for us older ones too, of course.) Be prepared to get very “stickified” while making them, you and the kitchen in general, but they’re worth it.
Makes: I recently cut 32 good-sized triangles and made up 8 gift bags, 4 in each.
Time: About half an hour, provided you don’t get stuck (literally)
Level: Easy but sticky and messy. A “second pair of hands” would be helpful.
Equipment: It depends how much you make and how thick you want them. It’s worth preparing two large (e.g. 9” x 12”) baking trays rather than just one. Use a very large saucepan to melt items then mix in the pan. A metal dough/bench scraper is a good tool for cutting out pieces.
- 30g – 60g Unsalted Butter
- 100g – 150g White Chocolate Chips
- 250g – 300g or more, white Mini-Marshmallows
- 400g – 600g Rice Cereal (Rice Krispies) – maybe more
- Various sprinkles/coloured vermicelli
* (It’s very adaptable – AKA “Vague”. Sorry, it was a bit of a “chuck it in and see” day and my hands were too sticky to note down many weights.)
1. Line the tins with parchment and butter them. Put everything else you need ready to use because the mixture will harden quickly.
2. In a very large saucepan over a medium heat, melt the butter, chocolate chips and the marshmallows. Stir almost continuously with a sturdy wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the saucepan occasionally to make sure the mixture isn’t scorching. The mixture will be very thick.
3. Quickly fold in the cereal until completely mixed throughout. Add the sprinkles and vermicelli and stir through.
4. Transfer mixture to prepared trays and use a piece of buttered baking parchment or a large wet spoon to press the mixture evenly into the tray. Let it cool completely and then cut.