I’ve dabbled in rice Krispie treats throughout my cooking experience as there is something nostalgic about them that just keeps me coming back. One of the great things about them, is that no matter what kind you make, they are all quick, easy, and the options are endless when it comes to creating flavors. One of my favorite flavors?
Cookies and Cream!
I love a good Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat, but this flavor combo is also just such a win. Growing up we always got this flavor of ice cream. Each bite of anything cookies and cream is like a trip down memory lane.
So how do you perfect the perfect rice krispie treat?I’ll tell you
Many use not enough butter, which leads to a dry product. Others add too much cereal, which also leads to a dry end product that’s hard as a rock. The trick is to add enough butter, less cereal, and throw in some additional whole marshmallows for that perfect treat. While I love them all, following this approach really does give the best result.
What’s great about this recipe? Everything. it’s quick, easy, nostalgic, great for entertaining, you could throw in white or dark chocolate if desired, you can use coconut oil if preferred, you can brown the butter to derive even more flavor, these are vegan, you can choose the chocolate cookies you’d like to use, they are perfect for any season, non vegan approved, and like taking a walk down memory lane.
If you love all things cookies and cream, or have an affinity for all things marshmallows, you have to try these staple vegan Cookies & Cream Marshmallow Treats!
In a medium size pan over low/medium heat add the vegan butter or coconut oil . Once melted at the marshmallows (save the 1/2 bag) and continue to stir the mixture until fully melted and combined. (make sure to keep stirring and not have the temp up to high to prevent burning)
To the pot add your vanilla extract (optional), salt, and the cereal and fold in. Try not to smash the cereal, be gentle.
Now add the chopped cookies and additional marshmallows, fold in again.
When cool to touch press into a greased pan. Allow to completely cool, then slice.