Thursday, 26 July 2012

Banana Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats




Now, no bananas were harmed in the making of this recipe! It should actually read Banana flavour and Butterscotch RKT’s, but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it! I had actually purchased a bottle of banana essence a few months back, not really sure what to do with it. But I just love artificial banana flavour. That may sound weird, but I never feel that banana sweets or banana milkshake flavour has any correlation to the real taste of bananas. Don’t get me wrong, I love bananas, especially very ripe ones, but the fake flavour variant cannot be beat.



So, in my never-ending quest for a new flavour of krispie treat, I looked in the store cupboard to see what I had. I came across my butterscotch chips and the banana essence and thought that might just work (with the help of a milk chocolate drizzle).

Yield: About 20 treats

Ingredients:
180grams of mini marshmallows
30 grams of butter
2 teaspoons of banana essence
125 grams of rice krispies
100 grams of butterscotch chips (now available in ASDA, I’ve seen them!)
50 grams of milk chocolate, broken into chunks, or use chips

Method:
Okay, we’ve been here before, so I’ll rush through it for the initiated (if you are not, check out my other treat recipes). Spray a glass dish with veg oil spray, or pour some veg oil on a paper towel and wipe over the dish (I use my lasagne dish remember!). Melt the butter and marshmallows in a saucepan over medium heat, and add the banana essence, stirring it through the molten mallow mass. Remove from the heat and stir in the rice krispies. 








Then when the rice and mallow have combined, add the butterscotch chips carefully stirring through. With an oiled spatula, spoon the mix into the glass dish and flatten down until level. Leave to cool for a good couple of hours. When set, using a knife, run around the edges of the krispie block, loosening it from the dish, onto a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut into blocks, your own size of choosing.
I melted my chocolate in the microwave, in a bowl. I let it go for 30 seconds, stirred, another 30 seconds and then stirred again. This should be nice and melted now and ready to drizzle over the treats. Let the chocolate harden and they are ready to eat.



These are for the sweet toothed only! The sweet banana flavour and butterscotch make a great pairing. And I liked the sweet milk chocolate here, but you could substitute plain if you prefer. But whatever you choose…enjoy!


16 comments:

  1. Oh no, I thought this was the answer for my two rapidly blackening bananas! They look very tasty though.

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    1. Hehe sorry Janice - my banana bread blueberry muffins would put them to good use tho ;)

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  2. How delicious...these looks so good! Kids would love these too...(and adults!). I love the fact you've added banana flavouring too, it gives it a bit of an unusual twist! :-)

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  3. Sounds lush and I agree about liking artifical banana taste - It is yummy.

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  4. Mmm they sound very good. Will need to keep my eye out for banana essence.

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  5. Cheers everyone - they are good! I got my banana essence in my local baking shop - shouldn't be too hard to track down :)

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  6. I absolutely LOVE making homemade rice krispie treats!

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    1. And the different flavours are endless!! :)

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    1. Thank you Steve - I shall have a gander at your blogs :)

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  8. Oh yum Stuart. If your work are getting sick of treats, you could bring them to mine :)

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    1. I think they are Jac - I'll pop round some lunchtime - give my lot a rest!!

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  9. If I had these around my house, I'd eat the whole lot of them and gain another 10 pounds. What a great combination of flavors!

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  10. This one looks real delicious with chocolate drizzled on top. I guess banana will give a ver good flavor and aroma for a dessert;-)

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  11. Just made a chocolate orange version of these for my cake sale! Great last minute recipe :)

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    1. They sound great Kat - choccy orange krispies! Mmmm :)

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