Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Marshmallow Mistake

Last night I decided to do the uber mom thing and make some Rice Krispy treats. I bought some Rice Krispy Cereal when it was on sale a couple weeks ago just for this very occasion.  Well, let's just say that I'm capable of making a 4 star, restaurant quality meal, but I can't make some damn Rice Krispy treats. Yes, that's correct, I'm apparently an idiot when it comes to melting some marshmallows in a pan. 

I read in a magazine that browned butter makes for some awesome tasting treats, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I melted the butter and gave it another couple minutes to get a slight brown going while I got the rest of my things ready.  Now, keep in mind that I've browned butter numerous times before (it's such a great, deep, slightly nutty flavor), so I didn't even think much of it.  Well, when it came time to add the marshmallows... it all went wrong.  I think the butter melting for so long got hotter than it should have; lesson learned: don't play around with plastic wrap and let your marshmallows burn in the pan.  I didn't have any other marshmallows and figured I had nothing else to lose at this point, so I just added the cereal.  It didn't turn out that badly and they're edible, but I'll definitely be sure to keep better watch on my marshmallows next time! 

Has this ever happened to you?

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