Rice Krispies Treats Scones

It is April Fool’s Day, but these are no trick!  I haven’t met too many people who do not like Rice Krispies Treats. Who can resist them? When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to bookmark it for later. I bought a box of the cereal and of course it sat in my pantry for awhile.

I had a morning meeting at work last week and thought it was a great opportunity to bake these. Everyone liked them. They weren’t too sweet either.  I cut mine into squares to resemble the treats.  Also, I liked them best warm, but they can be served as room temperature.

Rice Krispies Treat Scones
Adapted from Baking Bites

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup puffed rice cereal (i.e. Rice Krispies)
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  In a large mixing bowl or food processor, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut butter into the flour mixture by using a pastry cutter, fork, or rubbing it in with your fingertips until mixture has no pieces of butter larger than a pea remaining.

3.  Stir in marshmallows and puffed rice cereal, then add buttermilk and vanilla and stir until mixture comes into a ball and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.

4.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface (dough will be sticky), lightly flour your hands and press dough into a rectangle about 8×12-inches and about 1 inch thick.

5.  Use a sharp knife, cut dough into 16 squares.  Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between scones.  Brush them with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar.

6.  Bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned.  Cool scones on a wire rack.

2 Responses to Rice Krispies Treats Scones
  1. Kayte
    April 3, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Rice Krispies in a scone, who knew? Sounds and looks good to me. Have to say, that I only love Rice Krispie Treats the moment they are made, when the melty goodness is still soft and pliable and they are warm…once they are hardened and cold I have no trouble passing, but that gooey melty sweet buttery goodness warm is too hard to resist. Maybe I should make some now. Oh, and by the way, thinking new week is going to be Operation Freezer Cleanout here…yep, thinking it is, how about you?

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