Make these amazing rice crispy treats:
1 stick unsalted butter, plus extra for the pan
1 10-ounce bag marshmallows
Heaping 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)
1 7 oz jar Marshmallow Creme
1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/4 cup 2% milk 1 tbsp butter (optional)
Butter (or coat with non-stick spray) an 8-inch square cake pan with 2-inch sides. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-low heat. It will melt, then foam, then turn clear golden and finally start to turn brown and smell nutty. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits from the bottom as you do.
Don’t take your eyes off the pot as while you may be impatient for it to start browning, the period between the time the butter begins to take on color and the point where it burns is often less than a minute. As soon as the butter takes on a nutty color, turn the heat off and stir in the marshmallows. The residual heat from the melted butter should be enough to melt them, but if it is not, turn it back on low until the marshmallows are smooth.
Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the salt and cereal together. Quickly spread into prepared pan. I liked to use a piece of waxed or parchment paper that I’ve sprayed with oil to press it firmly and evenly into the edges and corners, though a silicon spatula works almost as well. Let cool.
Get out a 1 to 2" round cookie cutter and make as many circles as you can. Using a bread knife, slice the circles in half. Add a dollop of Marshmallow Creme in between and close the sandwiches back up. Set aside.
Combine chocolate and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for one minute. Remove and whisk until well-combined and smooth. Add butter and stir until butter is melted and chocolate sauce is smooth.
Line a storage container or your counter with parchment or wax paper. Dip the sandwiches half way and set on the wax paper to cool. Once the sandwiches are cool, store them in an airtight container - or eat them. Whatever.