Me: They’re vanilla bean.
Morgan (my brother): I was hoping that wasn’t pepper. 

No worries, it’s not pepper! =) Apparently, I was “subscribed” to vanilla bean paste on my amazon account and was getting automatic shipments every 3 months. I had 6 bottles in my pantry and so I’ve started looking for ways to use vanilla bean paste…it’s not hard ;). I decided to add some vanilla bean paste to a batch of classic rice krispy treats – soo good! And what’s easier than rice krispy treats?? I even made these in the microwave! The vanilla bean paste really takes your traditional rice krispy treats to the next level. Enjoy!

Vanilla Bean Rice Krispy Treats
3 tbsp butter
10 oz marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies cereal
2 tbsp vanilla bean paste (or seeds from 2 vanilla beans)

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in vanilla bean paste. Remove from heat.
2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Best if served the same day.
Microwave Directions:
1. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add in vanilla bean paste. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
*adapted from Kellogg’s

Categories: Brownies and Bars

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