Friday, November 30, 2012

Recipe Swap: Krispies

For this Blogger's Choice Recipe Swap hosted by Taste of Home Cooking, I was given a blog that will seriously make your mouth water - Cookies on Friday. 

Now, I should have known by the name of the blog that it would be mostly desserts, and if you follow my blog, you know I don't bake. I sat down with my iPad one night and started to browse. Page after page of delicious looking cakes, breads, cookies, and other sweet treats. I turned to Jon and said "Oh, shit." Yes, those were my exact words. Don't get me wrong, everything looked amazing and I'd love to eat all of it. I just don't want to make any of it!
But like I have said before, I love these swaps because they push me out of my comfort zone.
I chose a recipe, made it, and unfortunately it was inedible. I don't even want to share what it was because supposedly it was an easy recipe. Even my dad couldn't eat it, and he eats anything I make! So I decided to give another recipe a shot, and chose 4 different cookie recipes that I could make with the baby girl (who is turning into such a little girl - almost two-and-a-half already!!). I finally decided on these Krispies - cookies with Rice Krispies and a Chocolate Rice Bar. Sounds good, right?
Well they were! Baby girl and I had so much fun making them, too! She kept stealing little bits of chocolate, and even grabbed a bit of cookie dough before I could stop her. At one point she blew on the bowl of flour and was so surprised when it flew all over her face - I wish I had my camera ready for that moment!
 These cookies were so good! I think I'll even make them again for Christmas.
I made one change to the recipe. My chocolate bar was only 4 oz, so I added some chocolate chips to make up the rest (recipe called for 6 oz of chocolate).
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 6 oz. crispy rice chocolate bars, chopped (I used a 4 oz bar and 2 oz of chocolate chips)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats. I don't have silicone mats so I lined my sheets with parchment paper and it worked just fine.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl, beat brown sugar, sugar, and butter.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Beat on medium until fully combined.
  • Add flour mixture and stir on low until combined.
  • Stir in the crispy rice cereal and the chopped chocolate bars.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until set and light golden brown.
  • Transfer cookies with a spatula to a wire rack to cool completely. And definitely eat one while they are still warm!!
Take a look at the other recipes featured in this Blogger's Choice Recipe Swap -


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  1. Wow, these look incredible! Good for you, going out of your comfort zone.

  2. I also do the recipe swaps to get out of my comfort zone. Sorry the first recipe didn't work out! I really like these cookies that you chose. My boss likes them a lot too.

  3. Yum!! I have a box of rice krispies at home that I need to use...these cookies would be perfect!

  4. These look delicious! I used to royally mess up anything I baked-so I can definitely relate! After lots of practice though I have to say I love it now!