When you live with a 2 year old, just about everything you do is topped with sprinkles. I don't mind though. If topping broccoli with sprinkles means my daughter will eat, then sprinkles it is! Just like her doctor said to me once, "hey, if milk means chocolate milk, then give it to her. Chocolate milk is better than no milk". I've created a monster.
Anyhoo, this was (believe it or not) my first time making Rice Krispie treats. I watched the Ree, from The Pioneer Woman, make them on tv a few Saturdays back. I've been craving them ever since. And what a great way to use Nila's latest bottle of Halloween sprinkles she just picked out last grocery run.
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
4 tbsp butter, plus some to grease your dish
a 16 oz. bag of small marshmallows
1/4 tsp. salt
Grease a 13x9 baking dish, set aside.
Over medium heat, melt your butter in a big pot. Add approx 10 oz of the marshmallows, or a little over half the bag.
Stir until marshmallows are melted. Turn heat off. Add the cereal and gently fold into the marshmallow mix. Once it's all blended well, add the rest of the marshmallows and gently fold those in. This creates big clouds of marshmallows throughout :) Transfer to your 13x9 dish and smooth out. Top with sprinkles. Let cool completely before cutting.