I often don’t find myself needing an excuse to cook, bake, or just go to the kitchen and make something. The more difficult part is finding people to eat it. Seriously. Whenever any kind of cooking, especially baking, is done, there is usually quite a bit of food.
As part of a project I began with my old post, I set up a mentoring program. With no funds available, I find myself wanting to thank them and baking them treats is a good way to do so. It also gives me an outlet for those goods instead of my mouth.
I found this recipe from Chef in Training on Pinterest and gave it a few boosts to my own taste. The two biggest changes: more marshmallows and NUTELLA. Yum.
Here we go! You’ll need:
- 1/4 c. butter or margarine
- 1 (16 oz.) bag of marshmallows–regular or mini
- 1 (10 oz.) box of golden grahams cereal
- 1 c. chocolate chips
- 2 T. nutella (you can use more if you like more hazelnut in your life)
- Non-stick spray
- Wax paper
Grease/spray a 9×13 pan. Put the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl and heat in ONE MINUTE increments, stirring between each minute. A rubber spatula works great for stirring and I recommend spraying it with non stick spray to reduce the marshmallow sticking. Spray the spatula between each stir for minimal stickage.
Depending on the microwave, expect to repeat this 3-4 times. The marshmallow is ready when it is all melted and looks a bit like egg whites before they go to soft peaks. If you don’t beat egg whites, just see the picture below. 🙂 It does expand so please use a large bowl!
Stir in cereal and nutella immediately. If you want some of the cereal crushed up, crush it in the bag. Perhaps a kitchen helper can give you a crushing hand. 🙂 The marshmallow will start to set up pretty quickly–hence, no picture….
Pour mixture into greased pan. Wax paper can be used to press the mixture into the pan to help minimize the sticky mess. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and let cool thoroughly.
Break into chunks for a rustic look or cut. In honor of this lovey-dovey “holiday” called Valentine’s Day, you could always cut them into heart shapes….or you could just eat them out of the pan with your fingers. YUM! Enjoy!