Rice Krispies Treats
.75-oz unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox gelatin)
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Line 9 x 9-inch pan with plastic wrap and lightly oil it. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water.
Soak for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan.
Bring the mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard for 1 minute.
Pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the
whisk attachment, to high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. After
12 minutes, add in the vanilla extract beat to incorporate.
Scrape marshmallow into the prepared pan and spread evenly (Lightly greasing
your hands and the spatula helps a lot here). Take another piece of lightly
oiled plastic wrap and press lightly on top of the marshmallow, creating a
seal. Let mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly
In a shallow dish, combine equal parts cornstarch and confectioners' sugar.
Remove marshmallow from pan and cut into equal pieces with scissors (the
best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow
in confectioners' sugar mixture.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 40 large marshmallows, depending on
the size you choose to cut them.
10-oz large marshmallows (about 40) or 4 cups
3 TBS margarine or butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
Melt margarine or butter in a large
saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Add Rice rispies cerial. Stir until
Using a buttered spatula or waxed
paper, press mixture evenly into a 13x9x2 pan coated with cooking spray. Cut
into 2-inch squares when cool.
Note: Ms. Mallow likes to add
chocolate chips in when she adds the Rice Krispies.
1 Nabisco graham cracker
1-2 Campfire marshmallows
3-6 sections of a Hershey chocolate bar
2 Trader Joes Cinnamon graham crackers
1-2 Plush Puff Gourmet Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
1 generous piece of your favorite gourmet milk chocolate bar.
NMRI President, Jerry Grinstead, taste-tests a fresh hot S'more.
(Recipe below is for Traditional S'mores.)
- Remove one full graham cracker from the box and
reseal. Notice graham crackers are scored several places , creating four
sub-crackers. Break the graham cracker in half length-wise, one half for
cracker, the other for the base cracker.
- Unwrap your genuine, all-American, Hershey chocolate bar. Break
into smaller pieces as indicated by manufacturer's indentations in the
surface of the chocolate. Eat one to test for consistency and freshness.
Try not to eat the whole bar!
Place one section of three of these small chocolate pieces on the base cracker.
- Open bag of marshmallows. Eat one to test for
consistency and freshness. Carefully insert clean NMRI Smorstix roasting
skewer into the right
side of marshmallow. (That's your civilian right)
- With your graham cracker and chocolate at the
ready in your left hand, roast the marshmallow 3-12 inches above flames of
NMRI sanctioned campfire, keeping hands and clothing a safe distance from
flame or heat. Rotate marshmallow. When marshmallow is lightly browned
(3.4 on the NMRI color continuum), remove from heat. Without waiting,
place the hot melted marshmallow on top of the base cracker and chocolate.
Remove roasting skewer using the top graham cracker to 'pinch' it out, and place in a
- Hot marshmallow will melt the chocolate pieces.
When the marshmallow is still warm, but not hot enough to remove the flesh
from the roof of your mouth, eat and enjoy your S'more.
Marshmallow Taffy is easy to make. With clean
fingers, take a marshmallow between your thumb and pointing finger. With
your other hand's thumb and pointing finger, pull the marshmallow, yet
holding on to it tightly, reverse the pulling, and keep doing this until you
see it becoming taffy. You can pull it till it becomes soft and smooth like
taffy. Add another marshmallow if you want, and then when it becomes taffy
you eat it and lick your fingers. Keep some wet wipes handy.