Tuesday, November 8, 2011

chocolate rice krispie bars with candied peanuts.



a pop in your mouth
marshmallow strings
nutty delight


this is not your ordinary rice crispie treat recipe.
an extraordinary combination of chocolate and peanuts.
chocolate puffs draped in marshmallow. 
peanuts enveloped in a crunchy caramel coating. 

chocolate rice krispie bars with candied peanuts

candied peanuts:

200g unsalted peanuts
145g granulated sugar
50ml water

45g butter
1/2 tsp himalayan salt
1 pkg. marshmallows (300g)
6 cups chocolate rice krispies (200g)
 1 1/2 cups candied peanuts (200g)

make the candied peanuts:
combine the peanuts with the water and sugar in a heavy bottom pan.
melt the sugar over medium heat, stirring all the while.
this process will take at least 10 minutes, be patient and do not rush.
at one point of time the sugar will seize up and become dry.
keep on stirring and pushing the sugar cristals around.
after a few minutes the sugar will become liquid again and caramelize.
when the peanuts are completely covered in sugar and have a nice golden brown color, remove them from the heat and spread onto a silicon mat or backing paper.
let cool.
if the nuts stick together, break them away from each other.

to prepare the rice crispies:
melt the marshmallows, the butter and the salt over medium heat.
when fully liquid, add the rice crispies and the candied peanuts.
stir well, then spread in a low pan, around 20x40cm.
let cool.


you'll have some candied peanuts left over - they make an addictive snack!