Monday, September 14, 2015

Chocolate, Caramel and Peanut Treats

 We finally have some cooler temperatures in Texas and it's a joy to be outside for tea!  Please join me for some yummy treats.  I've used my lady vase and filled her "hat" with some pretty mums. 


 This lovely cream colored teacup was from my friend Debbie, who is Stephanie's mom,  from Stephanie's first teacup exchange at the The Enchanting Rose.  I think of Debbie every time I use this Lenox teacup as  it goes with anything, and it looks so pretty with my cottage girl teapot that my mom found from a thrift shop and gave to me. 


I found the recipe for these grown-up marshmallow treats from the Parade magazine supplement from the Dallas Morning News.  The recipe is from Stephanie Banya's cookbook Treat: 50 Recipes for No-Bake Marshmallow Treats.  They make for an easy Fall treat!


Chocolate, Caramel and Peanut Treats

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided (I used salted butter)
1 (16-oz) pkg marshmallows
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons caramel sauce, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt (I omitted)
6 cups chocolate flavor or regular crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts

Melt chocolate in microwave.

Grease bottom and sides of a 13 x 9" baking dish with 1 Tablespoon butter.

Melt remaining 5 tablespoons butter over medium heat.  Add marshmallows, reduce heat to low, cover and let stand 3-5 minutes or until marshmallows soften.  Add 1/4 cup caramel sauce, vanilla, and salt; stir until smooth.  Fold in cereal. 

Spread mixture into prepared dish; spread evenly with a piece of waxed paper.  Drizzle with chocolate and remaining 2 Tablespoons caramel; top with peanuts.  Let stand 15 minutes (mine took longer!) or until firm. 

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

Tea Time Tuesday
Thank you for your visit!  xo


41 comments:

  1. Hi Kitty,
    I love your tablescape and this chocolate treat looks so yummy.
    Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  2. Kitty, I'm glad you are enjoying cooler weather and can sip your tea outdoors. Those bars would be perfect for a football game too :-) Have a nice week.

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  3. Oh they sound really yum.
    Pleased your weather is cooling down a bit, ours was quite a bit warmer today. I spent most of the day outside doing a bit of a tidy up. Nice for a change.
    Enjoy your day.

    Diana

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  4. I haven't made krispy treats since the boys were little! Sounds like fun:@)

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  5. Hurray for cooler temperatures Kitty! I smile every time I see your lady vase and your cottage girl teapot couldn't be more perfect with her. I love no-bake treats and your marshmallow bars sound deliciously easy for tea :)

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  6. Hurray for cooler temperatures Kitty! I smile every time I see your lady vase and your cottage girl teapot couldn't be more perfect with her. I love no-bake treats and your marshmallow bars sound deliciously easy for tea :)

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  7. Your teacup from Debbie is so pretty and those treats sounds so good.They are a must try!

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  8. Oh I am loving your vase and teapot! How cute! What a unique setting! Blessings this day, Lynn

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  9. Aww! These sound so tasty! Anyone would love these! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. I love rice krispie treats, and this version sounds super yummy!

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  11. Rice Krispie Treats are always a favourite with everyone. The caramel would make them extra yummy. I love your beautiful teacup and it goes so well with your teapot too. The vase is cute holding the mums. I think you and I are so much alike, Kitty, because I cry at weddings too. Babies being born, always brings a tear to my eye. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week, dear friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Your lady vase sure goes perfect with that darling teapot. Rice Krispie Treats are sure a win - win and even with adults to satisfy the sweet tooth! So glad you shared Kitty!

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  13. Rice Krispie Treats for adults is a winner with me!!! The teacup & saucer are very pretty and elegantly simple especially coming from sweet Debbie! Your Lady Vase is so cute...I've never seen one before!!

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  14. Your super cute lady vase made me smile, Kitty! We've also experienced a temperature drop here. This morning when I went to work, it was only 6 degrees Celsius. Brrr! We went from 36 C to 6 C in just one week. Yikes!

    Love your white Lenox teacup--it'll go well with anything!

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  15. Oh Kitty, your tea time should be a spread in a magazine - it's so pretty for autumn!

    As always, thank you for sharing yet another amazing recipe to add to my growing collection! ♥

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  16. Oooh Kitty~ You have just hit a soft spot with me! I love love love crispies with caramel, or maybe I should say that I love caramel with anything.
    These sound delicious and a must to make. :-) These would be a welcomed hit in my husband lunch box. :-)
    Look at you...so sweet to mention both Stephanie and myself. I'm happy you enjoy your tea cup
    Here we are another exchange under way, isn't it exciting!? I so look forward to these exchanges.
    I'm so blessed to have met you through Stephanie's tea cup exchange, you are dear to my heart, Kitty.

    Blessings~ Debbie

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  17. Hi Kitty: Your treats look so good. I collect those doll vases. They come in cups and in cookie jars too. Thank you for your sweet words this week. Hugs, Martha

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  18. Your tea-cup is so elegant and I love your sweet tea-pot. The colours are gorgeous and wonderful for fall. That is a treat I would surely try. Deb

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  19. Such a pretty autumn table! Your lady vase is so cute! I've never seen anything like that before. How fun to learn your Lenox teacup is from Stephanie's mom, Debbie. (I'm participating in Stephanie's teacup exchange for the first time.) Your treat is a great step up from the regular Rice Krispie treats. Happy Tea Time this week, Nora

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  20. My gang loves Rice Krispie treats so I'm sure they'll go for these...except I'll have to do a small batch for Ms. C. who doesn't care for nuts. Either way, I know they'll be delicious. Thanks for the recipe.
    The tiny tablescape is just so sweet...very autumnal. It has cooled off here, too, thank goodness!

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  21. Wow, I love this post! The tea-pot, tea-cup and the lady vase are so beautiful!
    Funny, you are glad the weather has cooled off, but here (Holland) it is windy, rainy, dark and cold.

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  22. Hi Kitty, What a pretty fall inspired table setting. Love your pretty Lenox teacup from Debbie.
    Gorgeous lady vase too. Thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks so delicious.
    I am visiting from Roses of Inspiration. Blessings to you for a great day! Hugs, cm

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  23. They look so good! Hope all is well there! Very summery here still. I'll take it, don't want to think about another frigid winter and snow yet!

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  24. Wow Kitty, these look like my granola bars I buy. Your teacup gift is lovely. The lady vase is adorable and so different. i am glad your temps are a little cooler. Thanks again for your prayers. xo

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  25. Kitty, that teacup & teapot are adorable! And your treat bars look so delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

    I'm blogging now at www.therusticpumpkin.co I hope you come by for a visit! (that is (dot)co not (dot)com)

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  26. Yummy yummy! Isn't Debbie such a sweetie? Love the beautiful teacup.

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  27. I like the sound and the look of grown up marshmallow treats, they would be a nice treat for afternoon tea. I'm glad I joined Stephanie's teacup exchange this time, she's a lovely lady.

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  28. Oh this has my mouth watering and I have everything to make it! Yum, can't wait to try it. I just love peanuts and chocolate and marshmallow.

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  29. These look wonderful Kitty! I love rice krispie treats. The addition of the peanuts and caramel must bring them to an all new level. This recipe is on my "to make" list. We have had a touch of fall here on the MS Gulf Coast, but you know that doesn't last long. I am longing for cool, crisp fall days.
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

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  31. lovely display, cute teapot and those treats do look yummy :)

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  32. You set the prettiest tea time trays Kitty!
    Jenna

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  33. Kitty, I've missed visiting you for tea time lately (working long hours). Glad to be back. These treats look scrummy!

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  34. Mmmmm! These look yummy, Kitty! Such a sweet table you have set. Glad you are having cooler weather - I'm ready for fall, too! xo Karen

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  35. Hi Kitty,
    Those chocolate caramel and peanut treats look fabulous and what a pretty teacup! I love white and cream teacups. Happy Tea Day Sweet Kitty! Have a wonderful week! Karen

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  36. Hi Kitty,
    Those chocolate caramel and peanut treats look fabulous and what a pretty teacup! I love white and cream teacups. Happy Tea Day Sweet Kitty! Have a wonderful week! Karen

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  37. These treats looks so fabulous and sound even better...Can't wait to make them.....
    such a lovely teacup..and your adorable vase and tea pot are perfect.

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  38. Hi Kitty, love coming back to revisit this beautiful setting and yummy treat. Thank you for stopping by this morning and your kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, cm

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  39. What a beautiful teacup from Debbie! Are you doing the current exchange? Stephanie has 150 participants!!
    Anything with chocolate and caramel in it has to be delicious! Glad you are getting cooler temps. We are too, and I just love this fall-ish weather.

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  40. I love anything with caramel! The teacup, vase, and pitcher are charming Kitty. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  41. My sweet friend, your chocolate and peanut treats look ever so tasty! And there's caramel on them....even better! Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration! Have a wonderful week, dear Kitty! Hugs!

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