Millionaire’s Caramel Krispie Squares are a no-bake twist on classic Millionaire’s Shortbread: layers of marshmallow rice krispie treats, thick caramel and milk chocolate. Stacked up, that’s a real treat.
This week I have a child-teen-adult-everybody friendly treat to share with you. Chocolate. Caramel. Marshmallow. I’ve paired all of these goodies with some Rice Krispies to give you a twist on Millionaire’s shortbread. And yes, these Millionaire’s Caramel Krispie Squares are as sweet and indulgent as the ingredients suggest.
I’ll happily confess that there’s nothing mind-blowing about each individual layer. It’s fairly obvious really:
- marshmallow Krispie base
- caramel centre
- milk chocolate
Um… exactly how good are all of those individual components sounding right now?
However, once you have stacked them all up and cut not so dainty squares, they are even better – an absolute winner, in-fact. I love the thick layer of caramel, which is a prized flavour in our house. I also adore the switch from crumbly biscuit to the chewy textured cereal layer and – bonus – no crumbs.
Served in small portions, these Millionaire’s Caramel Krispie Squares make a pleasing change for anybody less keen on the usual treats at this time of year.
Talking of Easter delicacies, I for one love the kind of Easter food that floats around the UK. Again, nothing out of the ordinary, just spice and fruit packed Hot Cross Buns and Simnel cake. I also have a deep-rooted love for Cadbury’s Mini Eggs, as they remind me of my Gran. She could eat them by the hand
ful. So can I.
Leaving aside my Millionaire’s Caramel Krispie Squares and all the other more obvious festive bakes, today I came across a recipe that I can’t resist sharing with you. It sounds so fantastically original. If, like me, you’re more than vaguely excited by the idea of apples, pomegranate, red wine, cinnamon, dried fruits and saffron all combined, head over to The Gluten Free Canteen for some extraordinary muffins made with Charoset. I’d not heard of Charoset before today. Apparently, it’s a food traditionally eaten at the Passover Seder.
And there we have it – my take on Easter: spice, dried fruits and, for when you’ve had enough of that, anything vaguely chocolate based, especially these Millionaire’s Caramel Krispie Squares or a stash of Mini Eggs.
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