Rice Krispie Treats are supposed to be easy to make, right? Then why does every treat-making endeavour end up with me sticky and stuck to the pot?
Today, I'm reaching out for some help with making Rice Krispie Treats. I want to figure this out, so would you be so kind as to review my sticky photos and send me your suggestions?
Step 1 - Research and find a recipe for Rice Krispie Treats. This turned out to be super easy - I went directly to the Rice Krispie website and found the classic recipe. I set up my iPad and got ready.
Step 2 - Gather supplies, also an easy step because hey, I'm just gathering.
Step 3 - Melt butter and marshmallows. At this stage, things are starting to get messy and sticky. I'm worried that I'm burning the marshmallows because they're turning a golden color. But I stir like crazy and eventually, all 40 marshmallows melt into a liquid goo.
Step 4 - Mix Rice Krispies into marshmallow, which seemed easy but this is where the problems begin. I can't seem to get the mixture to incorporate, leaving me with really wet spots and extremely dry spots.
Step 5 - Scrape mixture into pan. I find this to be a difficult step because the pot is heavy and hot, so I can't balance it on my hip and I can't figure out how to raise it high enough while scraping hard to the bottom. The pot is swinging wildly in the air and I can't get the mixture out.
Step 6 - Now I'm trying to get all of the mixture out of the pot and have employed a second spoon, which is stuck to the original spoon and the mixutre is rapidly cooling and hardening to the sides of the pot. How do you keep the mixture pliable?
Final Step - I've left a lot of mixture in the pot where it hardened - on the edges, inside the pot. So I pat down what did make it into the pan and call it a day.
Deciding not to waste a good thing, I sit down with the now-cooled pot and scrape and eat all of the leftovers.
So what's the secret? Tiph, you're an accomplished Rice Krispie treat maker. I saw those Christmas Trees that you made, gilded with gold sugar and individually bagged. What am I doing wrong?