Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Garam Masala Rice Krispie's

Garam Masala Rice Krispie are like nothing you have had before. The flavor is clearly dessert but more complex. So, why not play a game with guests and get them to guess whats in their Rice Krispies!

Buying whole spices and grinding them yourself is recommended. They are so much more powerful.

Garam Masala Rice Krispie Treats

Standard Rice Krispie Treat recipe plus my own spice blend

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 small bay leaf

Dry roast all spices in a skillet over medium heat for about 3 minutes. When cool, grind in a spice grinder or small processor of some sort. (I grated a little less than half the nutmeg on a microplane instead of putting it whole in the grinder.) This will make more garam masala than you will need for one batch of rice krispie treats, but it keeps well for some time in a sealed container in the pantry. I’m sure you’ll find other uses for it. (You can always go back and add more cumin, coriander and bay leaf to use in more savory dishes.)

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Sprinkle in about a teaspoon of the garam masala. Add cereal and stir until coated.

Evenly press mixture into nonstick 13 x 9 pan. Dust with more spice if desired. (I like the strong spice flavor, but some might want just a hint. You should sneak a taste at this point and decide for yourself.) Allow to cool, then cut and serve

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