It's quite possible that my entire party's menu will consist of food blog recipes. You all are a creative bunch! It's also quite possible that both hubby and I gain at least 10 pre-party pounds since I just have to do a trial run of every delicious thing I consider making. Really, I'm not a control freak, I just like an excuse to make us indulgent food. Exhibit A, for example:
I spotted these ridiculously cute cookie cups topped with rice krispy treats(!) on Jenny's amazing blog, Picky Palate. She never ceases to amaze me with the delicious treats she comes up with that also leave me wondering, "why didn't I think of that?" ....as all great inventions do.
Simplicity at its finest, these treats require you to use your favorite cookie dough recipe and bake the dough in muffin tins. I baked the cookies a little longer than usual to ensure the cookie cups were sturdy and could hold a mountain of rice krispy treat :) After baking and letting cool slightly, top with a little caramel sauce and try not to eat them all at this stage:
I had some fancy cinnamon caramel sauce that was given to me by a friend, so I clearly dealt the caramel with a heavy hand. I'm sure simple caramel sundae sauce would be just as good.
Proceed to whip up a batch of Rice Krispy Treats which after years of making for hubby, I now use no measurements to make. In my opinion, go heavy on the marshmallow to cereal ratio. We like 'em gooey.
Finally, drizzle some melted semi-sweet chocolate chips over the top and you're ready to impress!
Here's a link to Picky Palate's original post. I followed her recipe but didn't add any oil to the melted chocolate chips. Also, when shaping the rice krispy treats, I found it helpful to have a wet towel to wipe my hands off and prevent stickiness.