Last Saturday was a rainy one. We stayed in, for the most part, except for some impromptu puddle jumping for an hour when the rain broke.
It was the kind of lazy Saturday that called for homemade treats…although it needed to be a treat that didn’t interfere too much with me being lazy.
I don’t think it gets any easier than Rice Krispie squares, right? But I was feeling like I needed to step it up just a little. So out came the jar of Nutella (it was a toss-up between Nutella and the Biscoff spread we buy at Costco).
Anyway, the kids loved making and eating these (ok, mostly the eating part). They were super easy, so I’m sure we’ll be making them again.
Nutella-Stuffed Rice Krispie Balls
6 cups of Rice Krispies
1 package of marshmallows
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
Approx. 1/2 cup of Nutella
1/3 cup chocolate wafers (to melt and drizzle over – optional, if presentation matters to you!)
Start by making the Rice Krispie treat part. (Note: 99.9% of the population can skip this paragraph … I am describing how to make Rice Krispie squares. My sister, however, recently admitted that she attempted to cook her Rice Krispie squares in the oven a couple of years ago. She is in her thirties. So these directions are for her.) In a large pot, melt butter, add marshmallows and vanilla. Stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Mix in Rice Krispies until incorporated. Pour into dish to cool slightly.
Once cooled, but still malleable, make hollowed half-spheres. My spheres were about 2-3 inches in diameter. Use your thumb to make the indentation. Spoon in about 1-2 tsp of nutella. I actually put dollops of nutella on wax paper and put them in the fridge to cool/harden to make this step easier. Make another half-sphere with an indentation. Place carefully over top of the filled half. Use your hands to mold it into a nice sphere. Repeat for the remainder.
Store at room temperature and enjoy. I promise they won’t last long.