The 100+ degree heat is starting to subside, restaurants aren’t as busy at lunchtime, this morning’s traffic to work (in front of the junior college) was horrendous and it’s almost Fall. What does that mean? It means school’s in session once again! Since I have no kiddos, this doesn’t mean much for me just yet, but as I was making these treats on Saturday, I realized that they would be the perfect 4pm snack. They take just over an hour to complete (start to finish) and are ready-to-go faster than you can say “Back to School”! 🙂
Swirled Krispy Treats
4 c Rice Krispies®
4 c Cocoa Krispies®
3/4 c light corn syrup
2/3 c fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp Splenda for Baking
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp sea salt
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c dark chocolate chips, melted
Spray a good amount of cooking spray into a large mixing bowl and a 9×13″ baking dish. Place cereal in the bowl and set it aside. In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine corn syrup, condensed milk, sugars, butter and sea salt. Allow mixture to come to a boil, while stirring continuously, until it turns a light golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.
Remove mixture from heat, stir in vanilla, and immediately pour over cereal. Stir to completely mix, and then evenly spread in prepared baking dish. Set aside to let cool, about 45 minutes. Invert and release from the dish. Drizzle with melted chocolate and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!