Random fact about me, I LOVE sleeping in! A lazy Saturday morning is such a wonderful thing to me. Considering that I wake up at 5 several days a week makes my late lazy mornings even more worth it. My husband on the other hand sees Saturdays as a day to get things done. He typically wakes up around 7 am and is ready to go out and work in the yard. I think he has this internal battle every Saturday. He is awake and wants to get to work, but he is also so sweet and doesn't want to wake me up. He usually resorts to reading the news on his phone and looking at me every time I slightly open my eyes to see if I am awake enough that he doesn't feel guilty getting out of bed. Really it is the sweetest thing and I love it. The funny part about it is that when I first met him he was the one that slept in forever!
Now on to the real reason you are reading this blog....the food! This morning (after I slept in of course) I realized that I needed to make some rice krispie treats. I haven't made these in years. I decided that I (of course) needed to spice it up a little bit. I have seen variations of cookies and cream rice krispie treats on other sites, but decided to just make my own combination of flavors and they turned out just how I wanted them to. I wanted them to still have the basic rice krispie treat flavor with just that little bit of goodness that oreo's add to most recipes. These treats are soft and chewy and oh so delicious!
Cookies And Cream Rice Krispie Treats
1 cube butter
8 cups mini marshmallows (or about 80 of the large marshmallows)
1 1/2 tbs milk
1 tsp vanilla
10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
25 Oreo cookies crumbled
Melt butter in a large pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until mostly melted. Add milk and vanilla. Continue stirring until completely melted and well blended. Cook for 2 minutes longer. While marshmallow mixture is melting combine cereal and oreos. stir to mix in oreos. Butter or spray with cooking spray a 9X13 pan. Once marshmallow mixture is melted remove from heat and add cereal mixture. Stir until well coated. With a greased hand or wooden spoon press mixture into prepared pan. Let cook. Once cooled cut into desired size pieces and enjoy.