Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treats
Love Rice Krispie Treats and Heath Bars? Combine them both into this easy and delicious Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treat!
I’ve been asked by several people over the years, ‘What kind of food blog do you have?’ expecting that I must focus on a particular niche. Is it gourmet or vegetarian or well, a dessert blog with these Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treats? I couldn’t provide a definitive answer. Because there isn’t one.
Although I am often called ‘The Cocktail Queen’ or even less eloquently maybe ‘The Booze Queen’ even my foray into cocktail making several years ago which helped to start a trend, does not really define me.
One day I’m dying to make a new variation of a liqueur or to dig into more ethnic cuisine and the next I’m, well, I’m making another variation of an old standard like these Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treats.
Without definition I can say this blog is simply a record of the foods I’ve made for myself, family or friends that we enjoyed. I don’t try to anticipate trends, so you won’t find me making turkey in September or ice cream in March so that I’m ahead of the curve.
What I post here is what is actually in my fridge for meals…so, OK, maybe I might have ice cream in March when I’m itching for summer but for the most part, I get the urge and move forward and hope that the people who are kind enough to visit me here enjoy what I’m doing. I know I enjoy sharing!
So, for reasons I can’t begin to define, I got an urge to make this variation on Rice Krispie Treats. To be honest, I was always eager and willing to make Rice Krispie Treats for my kids because I loved them myself and it’s fun to conjure up something a bit different.
This version was simply a desire to incorporate what has to be my favorite candy bar of all time; I will even say a Heath Bar or ten most certainly contributed to my first cavity as a kid but ignore that claim to fame and instead concentrate on the goodness.
Chewy, crunchy, chocolatey, toffeeish goodness…oh my gracious.
Easy too…except maybe for people who don’t have ready made bags of the Heath Toffee Brickle pieces. Worse case scenario (and not a bad one at that) is to buy a couple of Heath or Skor Bars and break them up with a hammer (inside a plastic baggie; the candy, not the hammer).
You’ll have some chocolate in there too and that is not all bad! By the way, I know that some folks (that poke fun at everyone else but clearly think very highly of themselves) make lists of things that food bloggers should not be using in their photos.
They’ve dissed milk bottles for glassware but I love serving them to kids and I KNOW they have waxed poetic over their hatred of ‘stripey straws.’ So I used polka dot straws. They look cute with the bottles and dare I say, to each their own?
And no, not chocolate milk but my favorite treat with cookies or bars like this. Milk and coffee. Mostly milk but so much more grown up. With a sippy straw. A polka dot one. 🙂
As if the Heath Bar wasn’t quite enough, I also browned the butter before adding the marshmallows and it adds just one more layer of nutty nirvana. One thing I can say about these is simple. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Heath Bar Rice Krispie Treats
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 12 ounces marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 8 ounces Heath Bits (without the chocolate coating)
- 3 Tbsp half and half
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Butter the inside of a 9" X 13" pan.
- Melt the butter in a large pot over medium high heat, watching carefully as the solids start to brown. Once they brown, add the package of marshmallows and reduce the heat to medium; stirring constantly until the marshmallows melt.
- Add the Rice Krispies and stir well to incorporate.
- Portion out 1/4 cup of the Heath bits for garnish and incorporate the rest into the cereal mixture.
- Pour into the greased pan and use your fingers to gently push into the corners and press lightly to make a firm bar. Allow to cool completely.
- Remove from pan and cut into pieces; put on a rack over waxed paper.
- Put the chocolate chips and half and half in a glass container and microwave in 30 second increments on low power. Remove after every 30 seconds and stir, adding more time as needed. DO NOT COOK ON MEDIUM OR HIGH HEAT. If the heat is too high, the chocolate will seize and be ruined; so slow is best. Will probably take about 2 minutes total. (Or melt with double boiler)
- Use a fork or a pastry bag to top the treats with a chocolate drizzle.
- Garnish with reserved toffee bits.
These look too scrumptious to serve to kids. I’d have to eat them all myself.
I came close Barbara. The kids saved me. 🙂
Is the recipe not posted? These look fantastic! But I’m not seeing the recipe.
I think these might just be the perfect treat to send to the boys!! LOVE this post and I LIKE polka dotted straws… so there! Neener neener!!! LOL!!!
I don’t think anything makes me want to go out and buy a prop so much as someone getting on their high horse about it’s usability. Someone sent me these for Christmas; all sorts of colors. Even stripes. I will use them; mostly because the real kids who come here to have treats just LOVE the fun straws and milk bottles. Works in the real world? Works on my blog. 🙂
If you can find the gluten free Rice Krispies (or use Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice cereal instead) this is a gluten free goodie as Heath Bars are naturally gluten free. Mmmmm….
Thanks for that Anne-Marie…I wish I knew sometimes what good substitutes are so appreciate the information.
I get asked often what my specialty or niche is and then I get told if I don’t have one, I won’t have a popular blog. I’m okay with that. I love what I do and I love my friends who spend time with me. Like you, what I’m doing feels right and we should keep on doing just that.
We don’t have Heath bars here, can you imagine? I found one in a specialty store that was out of date AND it was $7.40. I’ll have to enjoy these through your photos until I travel back home. 🙂
We both are doing what we love; not doing what we think others might love us to do; finding your tribe is all that matters. My tribe likes a whole bunch of different things too! 🙂
I would tweat some over to you if I could…those are the types of apps we need next! 🙂
Can’t wait to make these. I assume you use a 9X13 pan???
Why yes you do! And I will have that included pronto…obviously I’ve made they so often I just assumed that was a given. Duh. 🙂