Thursday, June 23, 2011

rice crispy ice cream sandwiches

A fun twist on a favorite summertime treat!!
4 tablespoons butter
1 bag of marshmallows (10 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups crisped rice cereal
1 quart of your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt

Coat a 9- by 13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set the pan aside. Coat a medium saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and melt the butter and marshmallows in it over medium-low heat, stirring continuously. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the cereal. Remove the pan from the heat and stir the mixture until it forms a large ball.  Spoon and press the mixture into the 9- by 13-inch pan. Chill the pan for 10 minutes. Then cut the crisped rice treats into twelve 2-inch squares. Peel the container away from the ice cream. Working on a waxed-paper covered surface, slice the ice cream into six 2- by 2- by 1-inch blocks with a warm knife. Sandwich each one between 2 crispy squares and lightly press the layers together. Enjoy!!

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