Feel. Bake. Better.
foggy coffee-infused rice krispies.
It’s foggy outside with a little bit of rain – today’s mood in a nutshell. My mind’s blurry, unclear, like there’s something’s hidden from view, but what? It’s not a sad feeling, per se, more of a “confused and struggling with it” feeling. I think I need to dig a little deeper. While I do, I think I’ll bake.
something I can make in the background as I hone in to my (confusing) thoughts,
something with hints of nostalgia and caffeine,
something that’s aromatic enough to fill up the room,
something that’s crunchy, sticky, caffeinated...
- I’m foggy
- I’ll bake
- Coffee-Infused Rice Krispies
- Crunchy, sticky, caffeinated
These coffee-infused rice krispies are un-for-gett-able with a mix of flavours and textures that’s “next-level”.
coffee-infused rice krispies.
Prep time: 15 minutes
- 8 oz unsalted butter
- 21 oz marshmallows
- 2 tbsp cream, warmed
- 4 tsp instant coffee
- ¼ tsp salt
- 11.5 oz Rice Krispies cereal
Hopefully, I’ll find some answers in the process of making these treats...
Line a rectangular pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add the butter to a large pot set over medium heat and stir. Cook until the butter is melted, about 1-2 minutes.
Turn the heat down, then add the marshmallows to the butter and stir until the marshmallows have completely melted into the butter, about 3 minutes.
This is fun.
In a separate bowl, mix the instant coffee with the hot cream and pour it into the marshmallow mixture. Stir, making sure the coffee mixture is fully incorporated. Add the salt, mix well.
This smells SO GOOD!
Turn the heat to low and add the rice krispies to the pot. Mix until fully incorporated.
Pour then press the mixture, evenly, into the rectangular pan. Cool in the pan until fully set.
Well, the fog is slowly clearing. Even though the answers aren’t here yet, I feel like I’m getting closer. Time to enjoy these coffee infused rice krispies for what they are…. unforgettable.
(Recipe and Photos courtesy of Emotional Baking©)
Feel. Bake. Better.
It’s not just about baking something to get you through the day.
It’s not about eating the whole tray to feel better.
It’s about getting lost in the process.
It’s about enjoying every moment.
It’s about sharing it with people that support and care about you.
Baking can be a lot of things – it can be distracting but simple, it can be movement with focus, it can be whatever you need when you need it. Choose a recipe to fit the mood and it becomes a useful tool as well – baking to quiet the mind, to connect with your emotions, or simply baking to feel emotional. Just think of the feelings you get and the emotions you experience when baking your favourite dessert…. excitement, relief, fulfillment, joy, accomplishment.
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