Friday, March 4, 2011

Caramel Filled Rice Krispie Bars

I nearly died the first time Zach's mom made these bars! I can't even find words to express my love for them!!


Kind of surprising, but this is actually my first time making these bars! Up to this point I haven't had to because Zach's mom always pulls through. And everything always tastes better when someone else makes it for you, right?

Usually I go for the bars on the inside of the pan. Ya know, the ones that are soft and gooey. Well with these, go for the ones around the outside edge. And this is why....


They are loaded with caramel!! Especially the ones in the four corners! As you push down the top layer of rice krispies, the caramel gets pushed to the outer edges and corners.

As you won't even believe how easy these are to make. Only five ingredients!


Caramel Filled Rice Krispie Bars

12 cups rice krispies
8 cups miniature marshmallows
6 tablespoons butter
1 bag of Kraft caramels
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Measure out rice krispies into a very, very large mixing bowl and set aside

Unwrap caramels and place in a medium microwave safe bowl. Pour in sweetened condensed milk. Start by microwaving for two minutes. Stir afterwards. Likely will have to return the mixture to the microwave, but this time only microwave at 30 second intervals until smooth. Stir between each interval.

In another microwave safe bowl, measure out the marshmallows and butter. Microwave at 30 second intervals until smooth. Pour mixture into the large mixing bowl with rice krispies. Mix until rice krispies are well coated. Pour half of the mixture into a well greased 9x13 pan and evenly press into pan using buttered fingers or wax paper.

Pour caramel mixture over the top of the rice krispies that have been pressed into the pan. Evenly spread over the top. Press remainder of rice krispies over the top of the caramel mixture. Let cool for a few hours before serving.

15 comments:

  1. Caramel plus Rice Krispies? Oh. my. goodness. What a genius idea!

    Thanks for linking your blog on the My Baking Addiction Facebook page.

    -Jamie

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  2. I just found your blog, but I think I love you already! My jaw dropped looking at that first picture. I love Rice Krispies!!

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  3. these look sooo yummy...i'm a caramel die hard!!
    ♥ sevensisters

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  4. These look delicious. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
    More The Merrier Monday.

    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh my word!!! I love caramel and those look delicious!!!

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  6. Adding caramel--what a yummy idea! I love caramel, too! :)

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  7. Oh my! What a great idea! I've got this one bookmarked!

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  8. These look insanely good! Picked them right off the "Tasty Tuesday" post!! :)

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  9. Holy heck! This isn't even right! I must have these RIGHT NOW!!!!

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  10. This would be even better to throw in a few cashews after the first caramel layer, wouldn't it?!?!?

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  11. i have tried them before but I lost the recipe so this helps a lot! they are very delicious!

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  12. Can you make ahead and freeze???

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  13. Saw a similar recipe. This one looks easier to make. Was going to make for my "permanent house guest's" boy friend who was doing yard work for me... but they broke up. Now I'm making to take to a small potluck.

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