Homemade Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

January 12, 2013 · 21 comments

Well this post is solely because I had a craving.  Everyday I wake up with a new craving.  You may think I am exaggerating, but I promise I am not.  It is an ongoing joke in our home.  Hubby has always been one that can eat the same thing day after day.  Me, well I need variety, change, and maybe a little pizazz  in all my meals.

So when I woke up I said, “I NEED rice krispie treats!  “Need” being the key word.  I realized I have not shared any kind of rice krispie treat recipe on my blog, so it was time of course.  Now anyone can do a normal pan of rice krispie treats, so I had to change up my pan!

Do you remember my Homemade Salted Caramels I made?  I basically used that same recipe, but instead brought together caramel and rice krispie treats…..it really was true love!  Hubby told me you can’t eat just one of these delicious treats.  So now you can’t say I didn’t warn you right?

Now the caramels recipe is originally from Ina Garten, and the rice krispie treat recipe is from rice krispie website.  I did alter the rice krispie treat amounts to make sure I had hearty bars for the caramel.  I did not alter the caramel recipe, you don’t want to mess with perfection!

Just for fun I topped the salted caramel with pecans, that is totally optional though.  I added all the salt in the recipe, instead of sprinkling any on top.


Homemade Salted Caramels
 
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Ingredients
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fine fleur de sel, plus extra for sprinkling (I used sea salt)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, then brush the paper lightly with oil, allowing the paper to drape over 2 sides.
  2. In a deep saucepan (6 inches wide x 4½ inches deep), combine ¼ cup water, the sugar and corn syrup and bring them to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil until the mixture is a warm golden brown. Don’t stir – just swirl the pan to mix. Watch carefully, as it will burn quickly at the end!
  3. In the meantime, in a small pan, bring the cream, butter, and 1 teaspoon of fleur de sel to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  4. When the sugar mixture is a warm golden color, turn off the heat and slowly add the cream mixture to the sugar mixture. Be careful – it will bubble up violently. Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon and cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the mixture reaches 248 degrees (firm ball) on a candy thermometer. Very carefully (it’s hot!) pour the caramel into the prepared pan and refrigerate for a few hours, until firm.
  5. When the caramels are cold, pry the sheet from the pan onto a cutting board. Cut the sheet in half. Starting with a long side, roll one piece of the caramel up tightly into an 8-inch-long log. Repeat with the second piece. Sprinkle both logs with fleur de sel, trim the ends, and cut each log in 8 pieces. Cut glassine or parchment papers into 4 x 5-inch pieces and wrap each caramel individually, twisting the ends. Store in the refrigerator and serve the caramels chilled.


Homemade Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
 
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Rice Krispies meet salty caramel, and it becomes true love! (Make your rice krispie treats first, and let them cool while making the caramel.)
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 11 cups rice krispies
  • 20 oz marshmallows
  • 8 Tbsp salted butter
Instructions
  1. Butter a 9 x 13 pan really well.
  2. Melt butter on medium to low heat in large soup pot.
  3. Once butter is melted, add in marshmallows and melt down marshmallows completely.
  4. Add in rice krispie cereal and mix together melted marshmallow completely.
  5. Pour in buttered pan, and press down with buttered spatula.
  6. Let cool.
  7. Once caramel is cooked, pour directly over cooled rice krispie treats.
  8. Place in refrigerator and let cool for two hours.
  9. Enjoy!

This recipe is so easy, and perfect to take to any gathering.  AND the best part to this recipe….it totally satisfied my craving!  When my craving is satisfied, we have a happy Terra, which means EVERYONE is happy!!!

Do you have cravings?  Do you have cravings frequently?

What is the most unusual craving you have ever had?

“NOW GET IN MY BELLY!!!!”

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  • Jackie@Syrup and Biscuits

    What a creative twist,Terra! Nicely done. Did you substitute a sprinkling of pecans on the caramel in place of salt? They look like pecans to me and I think that is such a great gourmet touch.

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    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Hi Jackie! I actually just updated my post because of your question. Honestly, I just added the pecans for fun! I added all the salt for the recipe in the caramel, instead of adding any on top. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by, Hugs, Terra

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    These look incredible, Terra! Love your caramel and pecan topping, yum! :)

  • http://twitter.com/angiesrecipess Angie

    o my god…these rice krispie look out of this world delicious. I wish I could grab a few off from the screen. Really really tempting!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    Oh, man, these look amazing! I tried to add caramel to my RKTs but they were not blog worthy in the least! Yours are spectacular…I could eat a ton of these beauties!

  • http://twitter.com/piesandplots Laura Dembowski

    There’s something craveable about Rice Krispies treats especially when jazzed up with caramel. I love Rice Krispies treats but think they always need a little something extra.

  • http://twitter.com/TheSpicyRD EA Stewart, MBA, RD

    So glad you fulfilled your craving with these fabulous salted caramel Rice Krispie treats! I don’t get a ton of cravings,, but for sure every now and then…Yesterday I was craving a chocolate dessert, but never had time to make anything, so I think today I am making a lava cake :-). Have a fabulous Sunday! xo

  • kitchenriffs

    The pecans are a good idea. Love that touch. And this is so cool. One of these days I need to actually make salted caramel – I think I’m the last blogger standing that never has. I’ve eaten it plenty of times, and it’s wonderful; just never made it. But who could resist in in these terrific treats? Good stuff – thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/sonisfood Soni

    Absolutely droolworthy pics!My mouth is watering and I need this so bad!!Great stuff Terra :)

  • http://twitter.com/thejoyofcaking The Joy of Caking

    Thanks for giving me a “craving” now! Yes, that is the main reason I bake. I crave! My hubby is like yours – he could eat the same thing day after day and be content. Me – I’m another story. I’m adding these to my “going to make soon” list :)

  • Lori

    And just when you thought the rice krispie treat couldn’t get better. These sound amazing!

  • justonecookbook

    Wow wow… these rice krispie treats are sensational with the salted caramel on top! The thickness of caramel is just perfect. I bet these are so popular that if each person gets one piece you are lucky…

  • http://twitter.com/RecipeGirl Lori Lange

    These are both supremely evil and wonderful and the same time ;)

  • Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen

    I feel the same the way about food, variety is always good. I’m in LOVE! These look fabulous. Two perfect treats combined into one serious mouth watering treat. My belly needs one now too! Have a sweet day.

  • Barb | Creative Culinary

    I made some sort of similar treats not long ago…take yours and add a layer of milk chocolate and you would be close. I was trying to recreate something a friend had sent me but I really was not prepared for how thoroughly addictive that combination of ooey, gooey and Krispie would be. I can’t lie; I’ve always loved Rice Krispie Treats…adding a layer of salted caramel is priceless!

  • http://www.masalaherb.com/ Helene Dsouza

    Oh nice, my husband’s small cousins would love those here and they just got an internet connect today. I ll show them! =D

  • http://twitter.com/FarmgirlGourmet Heather Scholten

    Oh to the Em to the Gee – these look amazing Terra. I have never seen anything like this but I can tell you I’d eat 5! Yum!!!! Great recipe.

  • Ilke

    They look so tasty! Does not look like the boring rice krispies! I am so sad I am missing a party this weekend! I bet there will be lots of yum like this! Happy Birthday week! :)

  • mjskit

    Oh to be a kid again and to be able to eat as many of these as I wanted and not have to worry about it! These are scrumptious good!

  • Christin@FortMillSCLiving

    Happy Birthday Terra! I’m salivating over your Caramel Rice Krispie Treats and rice krispie treats normally don’t tempt me!

  • Suzanne

    Happy Birthday Terra, a little late :) These rice crispy treats are to die for, seriously they would be a health hazard for me since I would eat the entire pan of the them. Love the flavor combo here. xoxox

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