Tobins' Tastes: February 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Notice Anything New?!?

Have you noticed anything new on the website the last few days?

I am very excited about two major changes here at Couponing & Cooking. First off, I am a big girl site now and I have officially dropped the blogspot from my address. It is now just !!!

The old address will still forward you so if you have any old links they should all still work.

The second and probably more noticeable change is the design of the blog. A HUGE thank you to Courtney from Between U & Me for the redesign. She did a fabulous job and I am loving my more sophisticated, personalized, and professional look.

You can also grab the new button she designed for me too (it's on the sidebar) if you would like to share the love and link up to this website : )

Happy Weekend & Happy Spring Break to me!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Saved 80% At Publix Plus Weekly Totals Link Up

Spent $12, Saved $48

 It was a really small trip for me today. I just don't need anything. This is probably the last week we will be able to get away with not buying meat since we are still eating off of my amazing overage trip a few weeks ago. We are looking into Zaycon for our chicken and I am really excited. Another reason I did not need anything this week was that we won't be cooking while we are on our Spring Break trip so I tried to just shop the "super deals" to add to the stockpile/fridge/freezer.  I may run to Walmart later tonight (I am dreading it) to get a few things I couldn't find at Publix for a fun St. Patricks Day treat but other than that no other shopping trips for me this week.

A few people have commented or asked about the lack of basics or staples in my shopping trips. No we don't eat frozen food/processed every night. As you can see from my past shopping trips, I try to stock up on the basics when they are on sale. I may buy 20 boxes of whole wheat pasta one week and then not buy it again for a few months. We stock up on flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk, cheese, cereal, and veggies (frozen or fresh) when they are on great sale and I make sure that they have a decent expiration date so we can eat them for a week or two (or longer). We also don't eat everything I buy in one shopping trip during one week. The four frozen Stouffer's meals will get eaten over the next few months until they go on sale again. That is the beauty of couponing!

 If you only look at one trip you may not see that but I promise you we make alot of meals from scratch (just check out my recipe tabs above) and we use our stockpile/fridge/freezer to supplement our meals with veggies and to make fresh bread and other stuff. I also use a little of our grocery budget to visit the local farmer's market when we can too. Just wanted to clarify that : )

This week was short and sweet. Not too many coupons but I did hit $30 before coupons so I could use one of my $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons.

Today's Trip:
 Total retail value: $59.89
Total spent: $11.98
Total saved: $47.91
Percent saved: 80%

What I bought with sale and coupon match ups:
  • 1 bottle of Suave Keratin Professionals Dry Shampoo, retails for $3.49
    • Had a free product coupon from a Facebook promo
    • Made it FREE
  •  3 packages of Kraft Fresh Take mix, retails for $3.19, on sale for $2.00 each
    • Used three $1 off coupons from the 2/26 SS
    • Plus the $2/2 Publix coupons from the Yellow Ad. Flyer (combined with granola bars below)
    • Made them all FREE
  •  3 packages of MilkBite granola bars, retails for $2.99 each, on sale for $2.50 each
    • Used three $1.50 off coupons from the Kraft 2012 Recipes book
    • Stacked with $2/2 Publix coupons from above
    • Made them all FREE
  • 4 Odwalla juices, retails for $2.50
  • 2 boxes of Barilla Pasta, retails for $1.49 each, on sale BOGO (.74 cents each)
    • Used two $1 off WYB Pasta and Sauce from Barilla's website
    • Made them .24 cents each
  • 2 jars of Barilla Pasta Sauce, retails for $2.89 each, on sale BOGO ($1.44 each)
    • Used above coupons from Barilla's website
    • Made them .94 cents each
  • 2 boxes of Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks (I secretly love these!), retails for $2.79 each, on sale BOGO ($1.39 each)
    • Used a $1/2 coupon from the 1/15 SS
    • Made them .89 cents each
  • 2 Pillsbury bread products, retail for $2.87 each, on sale for $2.00 each
  • 2 travel sized Renu contact solutions, retails for $2.99 (probably cheaper somewhere else but it was right there)
    • Used two $2 off printables from
    • Made them .99 cents each

How did you do this week? I would love to be inspired by your savings and get ideas from your great deals. Join in the link up below to show us your stuff! If you want to spread the word about this link up, I would love it if you would grab my button from the side bar or link back to me in your post. The more people to link up the better! Can't wait to see how you did!

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Up until a few months ago I did not own a crock pot. Shocking I know. Sadly, we are gone for so long during the day that by the time it would be time for dinner (more than 12 hours after we leave in the morning) our food would be way over cooked. That being said, I have finally started experimenting with recipes that don't require tons of time (3-5 hours) and for longer cooking times on weekends and I am loving it. 

This newest recipe is via Pinterest (originally pinned from Budget Savvy Diva) and it had me at potato. I love mashed potatoes of all kinds and the idea of making them in the crock pot is genius. It frees up a burner on the stove and it basically takes all the work out of it. All you have to do is put in the ingredients, let it cook, then mash them up when its time to eat.

We had them with WW Honey Crunch Chicken ( made it with Fiber One this time and it was awesome) and grilled asparagus and it was the perfect meal.

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes 
  • 5 Pounds of Russet Potatoes
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium and/or reduced fat chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter, cut up
  • 1 1/4 cup light sour cream, going to try greek yogurt next time to see if we can lighten them up
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 ounces of light cream cheese
1.) Peel and cube potatoes. 

2.) Put potatoes, chicken broth, and butter in the crock pot and cook it for 4-5 hours on high.

3.) Roughly mash potatoes and then add the rest of the ingredients and mash again until well combined.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

A picture is worth a thousand calories right? A slice of my mom's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie probably comes pretty close to hitting that mark but it is so worth it.

This is a dessert I usually save for summer time but here in South Florida it was so warm last week you would have thought it was June so I figured why not?

As simple as the ingredients are it can get a little tricky when it comes to the melted ice cream so you will want to make sure that you have set aside some uninterrupted time to make this. My phone would not stop ringing while I was making this last week and I just couldnt' stop to answer it. Time was of the essence : )

The great thing about this dessert is that it covers all the bases. It has chocolate, peanut butter, ice cream and some crunch from the cashews too. Hopefully you won't feel the need to wait till summer to try it out!

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie (my mom's recipe)
  • 1 graham cracker crust ( I bought it but I guess you can make one too)
  • 1/2 cup. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 qt. vanilla ice cream softened
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 6 oz. fudge topping
1.) Mix together the honey and peanut butter until completely smooth.
2.) Stir mixture into softened ice cream. Make sure that the ice cream is soft enough to allow you to mix in the peanut butter/honey really well to incorporate it into every bite.
3.) Spoon half of the ice cream mixture into the pie crust. Be careful not to smooth it out to roughly because I have cracked the pie crust this way a few times : )
4.) Sprinkle with half of the chopped cashews.
5.) Spoon half of the chocolate fudge on top of the cashews.

Not pretty, but man do those clumps of fudge taste amazing!
6.) Spoon the remainder of the ice cream mixture on top and sprinkle with the rest of the cashews.

7.) Drizzle remaining fudge on top. You may have to warm the fudge up a little to make it easier to drizzle. Work quickly though because as the ice cream melts it can start to over flow the pie crust. I bought the extra large pie crust this time and that really helped with the overflow problem.

8.) Freeze for at least 12 hours before serving or overnight if possible.

Enjoy! You can tell we sure did (and our dinner guests helped too!)...

“I’m partying at the Pi Day Pie Party at Crazy for Crust today. Come party with us!”

Plan My Menu Monday & Link Up 3/5

Happy Monday! It's a four day school week for us and then Spring Break starts this Friday so I am excited for a break. We are going to try and do easy meals this week. Our freezer is really well stocked due to my first shopping trip of "Frozen Food Month",

I am definitely in the need for some new recipe inspiration so please link up below to your menus for the week or a recipe you are making this week. I would love to get some new ideas that come from somewhere other than Pinterest : ) 

What we are having/making this week:
Stouffer's Lasagna from the freezer and Homemade Bread Sticks

Saturday, March 3, 2012

This Week's Publix Trip & Weekly Totals Link Up 3/3

This has been a crazy week and I am so sorry for being such a bad blogger the last few days. Thursday was my dad's birthday and we celebrated with a family dinner so I did not make it to Publix like I usually do on Thursday afternoons. (Check out the Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes we made to celebrate!) Friday I took 100 of my students on a field trip to the Federal Reserve Bank in Miami so by the time I got home late afternoon, I was way to tired to think about braving the grocery store.

 I finally went and did my weekly shopping this morning and picked up tons of great freebies, money makers and deals as well as got the things we need for tonight's little dinner party that we did not have on  had in the stockpile or freezer. Reason #1,237,983 I love couponing is that it no longer costs me a fortune to entertain and have people over : )

As you can see from my receipt, my $108 in savings didn't just come from using manufacturer's coupons. I also saved alot of money by stacking store coupons and taking advantage of in store sales like BOGO promotions. I also had a $5/$50 Albertson's coupon from this week's flyer that my store accepts as a competitor. I definitely took advantage of the start of "Frozen Food Month" by stocking our freezer this week.

This week's breakdown:
Total retail value: $137.94
Total spent: $29.71
Total saved: $108.23
Percent saved: 78%

Here is what I got with sale/coupons used match ups:
  • 3 Philadelphia Cooking Creams, retails for $2.99, on sale for $2.00 each
    • For this and the next 2 items I used a number of the $2/2 Kraft items Publix coupons from the Yellow Ad. Flyer, basically getting $1 off each item
    • Stacked with three $1 coupons from the Kraft 2012 Recipes booklet
    • Made them all FREE
  • 3 Packages of Kraft Fresh Take breadcrumb mixture, retails for $3.19 each, on sale for $2.00
    • Used above mentioned Publix coupons
    • Stacked with three $1.50 off coupons from the Kraft 2012 booklet
    • Made them all FREE plus .50 cents in overage each
  • 3 Philadelphia Indulgence Cream Cheeses, retails for $2.99 each, on sale for $2.00
    • Used above mentioned Publix coupons
    • Stacked with three $1.50 off coupons from the Kraft 2012 booklet
    • Made them all FREE plus .50 cents in overage each
  • 2 gallons of Publix milk, retails for $3.65 each
    • Used two FREE gallon of milk coupons WYB any 3 breakfast items coupons from Facebook
    • Made them BOTH FREE 
  • 4 four packs of Dannon Light 'n Fit yogurt, retails for $2.19
    • Used four .25 cents off coupons from
    • Stacked with two $2/2 Publix coupons from the Yellow Ad. Flyer
    • Made them .94 cents per four pack plus they counted towards my free milk
  • 2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, retails for $1.79 each, on sale for $1 each
    • Used a $1.00/2 coupon from (old)
    • Made them .50 cents each and they counted towards my free milk
  • 4 Stouffer's Family Sized Entrees, retails for $8.11 each, on sale for $3.99
    • Used four $2 off coupons from the 1/29 RP
    • Made them $1.99 each
  • 6 bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish, retails for $2.39 each
    • On sale BOGO made them $1.39 each
  • 4 Smart Ones Dessert 4 ct packages, retails for $3.99 each, on sale BOGO ($1.99 each)
    • Used two $1/2 printables from manufacturer's email newsletter
    • Made them $1.49 per 4 ct. package
  • 2 Bird's Eye Volia! Meals, retails for $5.17 each, on sale BOGO ($2.58 each)
    • Used two $1.85 off printables from
    • Made them .73 cents each
  • 2 bottles of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss creamer, retails for $2.50, on sale for $1.67
    • Used two $1.00 off coupons from Facebook
    • Made them .67 cents each
  • 1 bottle of Loreal 360 Facewash, retails for around $5
    • On clearance for $1.70
  • 3 pound bag of baby red potatoes, on sale for $3.79 a bag
  • Organic Basil, retails for $2.49, on sale for $1.99
  • Fresh Garlic, .36 cents
  • Fresh Lemon, 67 cents
  • Pie Crust, $2.49
How did you do this week? Link up to your weekly totals or a post on a great shopping trip. Can't wait to see how much you saved and how you did it!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

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Tell me those don't look amazing? These Peppermint Pattie Stuffed Cupcakes are out of this world good. I love York candies so when I saw it stuffed inside a dark chocolate cupcake I knew I had to try it. The recipe is one that I adapted from  Martha Stewart's Cupcakes and my family considers it to be one of their favorite things I bake.

I made this batch for my Dad's birthday and I think this is the 3rd year in a row he has requested these for both his birthday and Fathers' Day. They look and taste complicated but they really are quite simple to make. You don't even need a mixer; everything is done by hand. The recipe below makes about 24 cupcakes.

I like to dust them with powdered sugar for a pretty presentation and you can top them with all sorts of things (family favorites include a scoop of ice cream or chocolate syrup). The trick is to either serve them warm from the oven or to microwave them for 10-15 seconds before eating so the peppermint pattie is gooey in the middle : )
Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes (adapted from Martha Stewart)
  • 24 bite sized peppermint pattie candies (I used York)
  • 16 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
1.) Create your own double boiler (or use a real one if you have it) by placing a heat proof bowl over a pot of boiling water and use it to slowly melt chocolate and butter until completely smooth. I find it goes quicker if the butter is room temp. and is cut up in to smaller pieces.

Make shift double boiler
2.) Pour melted mixture into a larger mixing bowl and whisk in the sugar and the salt.

3.) Whisk in the eggs to combine. Mixture might be a little grainy but that is ok, it has never seemed to affect the consistency of the final product.

4.) Gently whisk in flour and cocoa until smooth. Don't over mix.

5.) Line a muffin/cupcake tin and put one tablespoon of the batter into the bottom of each liner.

6.) Press a peppermint pattie into the batter.

7.) Top with 1-2 more tablespoons of batter. I just use whatever will completely cover the pattie.

8.) Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Top of cupcakes should be firm to the touch. I always err on the side of a little undercooked since I like mine kinda gooey : )

Make sure you let them cool for a bit before eating since the insides of the peppermint pattie can be dangerously hot. Enjoy!

Happy Leap Day & End Of The Month Reminder!

Happy Leap Day! March is right around the corner so don't forget to print out any coupons you may be waiting to print. 
I am excited for March because it means spring break, but it is also "frozen food month" so you should find some great deals and sales this month on frozen meals, snacks, pizza, veggies and lots more. 

Remember that the first of the month means that lots of coupons will disappear, some will reset (yay!) and we will also see lots of new ones.

Here are the sites that I use on a regular basis. There are lots of new ones this weekend too so enjoy those while you're at it!

Publix Ad & Match Ups 3/1

It's a pretty decent week at Publix this week. The upcoming sale has some good deals and BOGO's and the current Yellow Advantage flyer has tons of new Publix store coupons and sales. March is frozen food month so expect lots of deals on frozen entrees, veggies, snacks and more. 

I am excited to see Goldfish go BOGO again this week as well as super cheap Stouffer's entrees ($2), cheap Dannon yogurt and FREE (or even moneymakers with the right coupons) Kraft products like Cooking Creme, Fresh Take Breadcrumb mixes, and Milk Bite granola bars. 

The links below are the match ups I use to plan my shopping trips. The first link also includes sales and match ups for the current Green & Yellow advantage flyers (found in stores). They both have some great deals going on right now so you will definitely want to check them out. 

Publix Ad & Match Ups #1 3/1

Publix Ad & Match Ups #2 3/1

Comment with questions or if you find any great deals that aren't listed!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Great Deals On Enjoy The City Books: Less Than $6 Each!

Enjoy the City has a great deal today and tomorrow only. You can get five (5) coupon booklets for a total of $29 using the promo code LEAP. This also includes free shipping. These books have great coupons and lots of them (at least the FL ones) have four $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons (accepted at most Publix's) in the front which means the book more than pays for itself at this sale price. 

My area's book also has tons of great coupons for Papa Johns (a free medium pizza coupon!), McDonalds, and tons more. You can look through your area's entire booklet before you buy to see if the deals are worth it to you. 

These can also make a great gift too : ) 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Double Cash Back On Through Ebates

Ebates is offering double cash back on all orders from today. It looks like you can get 32% cash back on your ink purchases from them through Ebates today. This would be a great way to save a little money or actually earn a little back on your ink for all that coupon printing : ) 

Plan My Menu Monday With Recipe/Menu Link Up 2/27

Good morning and happy Monday! Spring Break is only two weeks away for my students so I am pretty excited about that : ) 

This should be a relatively low key week menu wise since Justin is working a few of the week nights and we are celebrating my dad's birthday dinner one night too. We are having a few couples over for dinner this week so I am excited to plan a menu for that. There will also be some birthday treats for my dad as well too. 

Be sure to link up your menu plans for the week or a recipe to help/inspire me to plan future menus below. 

What we will be making in our house this week:
Baked Brie Bites for our dinner party : ) 
Baked Italian Cheese and Sundried Tomatoes Pasta Bake (from the freezer)
My Mom's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

What are you making this week? Do you have a great recipe you have made lately that you want to share? Please link up to your post of this week's menu or to a post of something you have recently made. I would love to have some new ideas for stuff to spice up our menus. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today's Publix Trip & Weekly Totals Link Up 2/23

The only place I shopped this week was Publix. I had a $5/$30 Publix coupon from last week's Viva Italia flyer and a $5/$50 Albertson's coupon from yesterday's paper plus a $25 Publix gift card. My total before coupons (but after sale prices and BOGO's) was $81 so I was just barely able to use both coupons together. After my gift card and coupons, I only paid $8.98 for all our groceries this week so we will get to put plenty of extra money from our grocery budget cash into our short term saving envelope (for our spring break cruise!).

There were lots of good sales I didn't take advantage of this week since we are really well stocked on pastas, tomatoes, soups, sauces and meats. 

Also, be sure to check back Monday for a menu plan/recipe link up!

Here is the breakdown of today's trip:
Total retail value: $113.52
Total spent out of pocket after coupons and gift card: $8.98
Total saved: $102.99
Percent saved: 91%

Here is what I got with sale/coupon match ups:
  • 4 bottles of Sundown Naturals Folic Acid, retails for $3.79 each
    • Used four $3 off coupons from the Publix Green Advantage Flyer
    • Stacked with four $2 off coupons from a newspaper insert
    • Made them all FREE plus $1.20 each in overage
  • 2 boxes of Kashi granola bars, retails for $4.05 each, on sale for $2.99
  • 2 boxes of Pepperidge Farms Garlic Toast, retails for $2.89 each, on sale BOGO ($1.44 each)
    • Used two .50 cents off coupons from Facebook
    • Made them .94 cents each
  • 2 cans of Planter's Peanuts, retails for $4.09 each, on sale BOGO ($2.05 each)
    • Used a $1.50/2 coupon from the 1/29 SS
    • Stacked with a $1/2 coupon
    • Made them .80 cents each
  • 4 ThinkThin granola bars, retails for $1.66, on sale for $1.25
    • Used four $1 off coupons from the manufacturer's website
    • Made them .25 cents each
  • 4 bags of Pretzel M&M's (love having these on hand for baking), retails for $5.37, on sale BOGO ($2.68)
    • Used four $1 off printables from
    • Made them $1.68 each
  • 2 packages of Nasoya Wanton Wrappers, retails for $2.29 each
    • Used two .75 cents off coupons from the 1/29 RP
    • Made them $1.54 each
  • 2 bags of Fresh Express salad, retails for $3.99 each
    • on sale BOGO, made them $1.99 each
  • 2 tubs of DiGiorno grated cheese, retails for $4.79
    • On sale BOGO, made them $2.39 each
  • 2 packages of Publix Butter, retails for $4.05
    • On sale for $3.00 each
  • Asparagus, on sale for $2.49 a pound
    • Saved $1.69 on a $2.69 package
  • 1 bag of Doritos, retails for $4.29
    • On sale for $2.50
  • Large Publix Sour Cream, $2.59 (ended up being cheaper than the brands I had coupons for)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning, $1.09 
  • 5 pound bag of potatoes, $4.09 (no good sales on the kind I need...)

How did you do this week? Link up to your weekly totals, shopping trips or savings totals for this week. I love seeing how well every one did and getting great ideas and inspiration from the deals you all got! 

Please link directly to your post. No homepages please : ) It would be great if you could mention that you are linked up here and encourage your readers to do the same. 

Quinoa Mac & Cheese

We have been trying to experiment with quinoa at our house. We received a bag of it for free in an amazing Bob's Red Mill sampler promotion this summer and I have been trying to find ways to prepare it that we like. We experimented with a few different things and then I saw this recipe on Monica's Fitness and I knew we had to try it. If I can find a way to incorporate a health food into something like mac & cheese, that would be quite a success.

As I was making the recipe I was a little skeptical about how it would turn out. I made a few changes to the original recipe (when don't I?) and I was totally afraid it was too liquidy going into the oven. But I think the extra liquid allowed it to stay nice and moist even after baking. 

We had it for dinner with a salad and Honey Cornbread. Justin topped his with a little salsa and we heated it up for lunch the next day too. Justin even tried it for breakfast with a fried egg on top. All in all, we loved it and will be making it again for sure. 

Quinoa Mac & Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (or you could use red peppers)
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk ( I used low-fat)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (I used reduced fat), more for topping if you like
  • Panko Bread crumbs for topping
1.)  Heat 2 tsp of oil in med. saucepan over med. heat. Add tomatoes (or any veggies you want); cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in quinoa and garlic, and cook, uncovered, 3-4 mins. (quinoa won't be fully cooked yet, it's ok.)

2.)  Add 3 cups water and season with salt and/or seasoning salt ( I used Lawry's). Cover and reduce heat to med-low and simmer 5-10 more minutes, or until most liquid has been absorbed. Turn off the heat and let stand 5 minutes.
Right after the water was poured in

After I had finished step 2
3.) Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat 13x9 inch dish with cooking spray. Whisk together eggs and milk in large bowl. Fold in quinoa mixture and cheese. Combine well.  Pour into baking dish and top with panko and I used a little extra cheese for topping too.

4.) Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until top and edges start to brown.


Weekly Totals Link Up Feature 2/23

Hopefully many of you visited last week's Weekly Totals Link Up. I post every week about my weekly couponing shopping trips and I also invite others to link up their totals so we can all see what kinds of great deals everyone has been getting. 

Out of the 30 link ups last week the most viewed was


Be sure to check back later tonight to view this week's post and link up all your great savings trips from this week too!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

S'more Krispy Treats

Who doesn't love homemade rice krispy treats? I know I do. And if you follow me on Pinterest you might also know that I have a slight S'more obsession too. (Check out my S'more Cookies if you haven't already) I blame my friend Ashley who is certifiably obsessed with s'mores and makes amazing s'more treats all the time. I may even have to have her do a s'more themed guest post once she gets done with her very intensive school internships.

That being said, when I saw these on Pinterest (via Chef In Training) I knew I would be making them really soon. Like less than 24 hours after first seeing them soon. They did not let me down.

I had to force myself not to just go ahead and cut out that middle piece with all the marshmallow

They are as basic in concept and ingredients as the original rice krispy treats but with a mix of flavors that is anything but basic. They were easy to make except for that one and a half minute of stress and panic when  you combine the cereal with the marshmallow mixture and you're not quite sure if it will ever coat the cereal evenly. But other than that, it was cake.

S'more Rice Krispy Treats
  • Regular sized bag of marshmallows
  • Regular sized box of Golden Grahams cereal
  • Bag of any kind of chocolate chips, chunks or pieces ( I went with semi-sweet chips0
  • 1/4 cup butter
1.) In a large sauce pan on medium heat, melt the butter and slowly stir in marshmallows until completely melted and smooth.

2.) Stir in cereal and chocolate chips until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture. I had to transfer mine to a large mixing bowl half way through because my pot wasn't big enough. I like to stir the chips in while the marshmallow is still a little hot because they get a little bit melty and more incorporated in to the whole mixture.

3.) Press mixture firmly into a lightly greased 9x13 pan.

4.) For best results try to let them cool off and firm up before cutting. It's hard, I know.


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