Chocolate and Caramel Rice Krispy Treats


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Recently, the always adorable Ashton from Something Swanky
send me a bottle of Watkins caramel extract.

Can you believe I have NEVER used caramel extract before.
Sure, I buy vanilla by the keg full.
LOVE almond, lemon, even peppermint around the holidays.

NO caramel

I wasn’t even sure what to do with it at first.

Luckily, I’m knee deep in a chocolate caramel collection post.

Just looking at all of the ooey, gooey chocolate covered caramel was making my stomach growl
{and I had just eaten lunch}

I was REALLY wanting to make shortbread, but for some reason I wasn’t in the mood to bake.
{don’t tell the bread that is currently rising on my counter}

and then it hit me
sub in rice krispy treats for the shortbread
{hello…NO baking required}

a little melting
a little mixing
a little spreading


Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispy Treats
1 bag of mini marshmallows
3 tbsp butter
1 – 2 tsp caramel extract
6 cups of crisped rice cereal
1 bag of caramel bits {melted}
1 bag of chocolate chips {melted}

in a large pot melt the butter and the marshmallows
stir in the caramel extract and then the cereal

with wet hands {or wax paper}
press into a square baking dish
spread on the melted caramel, and place in the fridge until it hardens
top with the melted chocolate

allow the toppings to firm up before cutting

I put mine in the fridge because I was impatient and wanted one

HOWEVER…this makes them VERY difficult to cut
try to have a bit more patience than I 🙂

sidebar – these food bloggers, that cut perfectly even squares
#verybadcutter  #neverstraightlines