I think I’ve said it on numerous occasions; our family has a sweet tooth (can an entire family share one tooth?). We always have sugary snacks available on the kitchen counter. One of the girls’ favorites are Rice Krispies treats, but today since I had a bag of granola on hand, I decided to substitute the granola in place of the puffed rice. The granola is called “College Staple”, and I got it from Sarah at Nuts About Granola. It’s similar to her “Plain Jane” product, but with dried cranberries. It’s almost like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in granola form. The texture is not crunchy and rather tastes similar to a chewy cookie, which is perfect for the consistency of the marshmallow treats.
The best part of these sweet treats is that they’re one of the easiest treats to make. It took me less than 10 minutes to make them. I also added chocolate-covered sunflower seeds; they paired wonderfully with the dried cranberries in the College Staple granola.
1. Info for Granola Marshmallow Treat Recipe
- Cook Time: unavailable
- Total Time: unavailable
- Servings: 12
- Calories: unavailable
2. Ingredients for Granola Marshmallow Treat Recipe
- 4 cups College Staple Nuts About Granola
- 1-½ tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2-¼ cups mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chocolate-covered sunflower seeds
- In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the mini marshmallows. Cook over low heatuntil melted. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and salt. Let cool for about 2 minutes, then add the granola. Using a silicone spatula, mix well and stir in th e chocolate sunflower seeds.
- Fill 12 individual silicone molds (see tips) with the marshmallow sweet treats.
- Allow to cool completely before serving.
- Bon appétit!
4. Tips and advices:
- For easy unmolding, I used silicone molds (star-shaped). If you don’t have any, you could use a regular baking pan, previously lined with wax paper and sprayed with a thin layer of oil.
- Unfortunately, the heat from the melted marshmallows crushed the chocolate-cover sunflower seeds (I bought them at a local store). I would suggest using M&Ms instead.