By kiwidutch on January 27, 2006
Photo by Redsie
Photo by Redsie
"We love the Food Network show "Ham on the Street" in an episode we watched Chef made Rice Krispies squares with coffee on the trunk of a NYC cab with a hot plate. We decided to try them, in the kitchen of course, and they were SUPER! What a great change from the average krispie treat! NOTE: This is a recipe that I inherited from the Zaar Account and it has been drawn to my attention that the origonal recipe contains 10 oz of marshmellows, and that 16 oz might make it a little sticky. Since this hasn't been a problem so far with most reviewers and indeed some had success when adding even more marshmellow, I won't change the ingredients as stated but will mention it here in the description. I think that maybe the brand of Marshmellow you use might make a difference ? I have also added Chocolate as an optional extra for drizzling over the top, but quantity given is a "guess-timate" becuase personal preference in how thick you wish to make it, is everything!"
Serving Size: 1 (74 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"These were tasty, easy and different. Only complaint was the inconsistent marshmallow amounts based on size. I only had mini and had exactly 4 cups which was appx 1/2 pkg. This would equal 5 oz. No way was it enough to cover 6 cups of krispies. I used 5 cups of krispies and wished I had only used 4 cups as they were a little crumbly. If using minis, I would use the whole pkg (10 oz) also. Based on previous reviews, I also reduced the coffee to 2 Tbls then drizzled with white chocolate. Thanks for posting!"
"I agree...bit too much coffee but its not too much that no one will eat them. My daughter loves coffee anything. I didnt make a drizzle I melted about 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and smeared it all over the top. Its a nice adultish version of rice krispie treats...next time I think I will cut the coffee down to 2 tbsps and see how that goes."
"This was way too much coffee for me - don't know if it's the instant coffee I used or if it's the fact that I made this in the microwave. Waited the next day to see if it would be less powerful - still too much for me!! Like the idea though of adding coffee - will try again with a little less and maybe will drizzle some chocolate too!! TFS! :)"
"If you really like coffee, you will love these. I love the rich coffee flavor and even with the chocolate drizzled on top (I used semi-sweet) they weren't too sweet like regular rice krispie treats. Only down fall to that is that I may eat the whole pan. I have got to say these are the best rice krispie treats I've ever had. Thanks for sharing."
"All i can say is i added some milk chox chips to the bars and had to fight the kids to get a bar for me!!"
"Very good and easy. Followed recipe exactly. Got raves at christmas!"
"These were yummy, and definitely are for coffee lovers! I used the full amount of coffee, which is good for me (I like it strong), but it could be too strong for some people. I did not follow another reviewer's suggestion of toasting the cereal first, but I think that would be a great enhancement. I pressed about a tablespoon of chocolate chips into these while they were still warm (the lazier, lower fat way, but it still gave it a little chocolate flavor!). The only issue I really had with these is that they were a little stickier than they should be. It might be because I used the weight of the marshmallows (ounces), not the measure (cups). I believe the two listed in the ingredients are not equivalent. I am guessing that 16 ounces of very light marshmallows is more like 4 cups than 2 -- not sure what previous reviewers used. Thanks again Kiwidutch for this yummy treat!"
"This is very good. I love coffee and this is the perfect treat for me. I used espresso powder. Thanks Kiwi :) Made for Please Review My Recipe"
"Thanks for this coffee related recipe. And, who would have thought RiceKrispies and coffee went together. When I seen this posted, I knew I had to try. I used the full 3 T. of instant coffee granules, but added just a touch more marshmellows. Also, a 1/2 t. of vanilla and 1/2 t. of peanutbutter syrup. Excellent. Thanks Kiwi~"
"I like all things coffee and these were no exception! Would suggest toasting the Rice Krispies first in the oven, since that makes the final product really crunchy. For plain bars I'd reduce the coffee (mine is a strong brand) to 2T; as is I'd top with a white chocolate drizzle to mellow them out a bit. Made a half recipe and ate the whole thing for breakfast and lunch. My eyes were definitely wide open today! Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"Made this with 2 Tablespoons coffee granules and it gave it a medium coffee flavor. Not too overbearing. Overall I liked them because I like anything coffee flavored, but I think I like regular traditional rice krispie treats better. To improve this recipe, I think that using the full 3 T amount and then drizzling melted chocolate on top would give it a nice mocha flavor. Overall very good, and would make again. Updated to give 5 stars because the more I ate these, the more I fell in love with them. They become very addicting."
"Oh my!!!! I love anything coffee, so I knew when I saw this recipe, I would love it. I will admit that I used instant espresso, so you really get a jolt when you eat one of these...gotta love it!!!! Thanks for the great recipe!!!"
"I was planning to make these for a party next week and decided to do a quarter recipe mini-batch. They were gone in a jiffy a sure sign they will be a crowd pleaser. I reduced the instant coffee to about 2 tablespoons worth on a full batch. The coffee flavor was strong, but not overwhelming. Moreover, the intensity definitely mellows as the Kispies cool. (A tip, add the coffee after the marshmallows have started to melt a bit to avoid having it clump.) Next time, I'm planning to do a little drizzle of chocolae on top making this favorite kid treat a little more grown up and sophisticated. "
"WOW! This is really good; however, the next time I make it, I will cut back on the coffee. It may have been so strong because of the brand I used, but with an adjustment to this, the krispies will be fabulous!! A good mid-morning pick for home or work. Thanks for sharing!!"
"I did watch this episode and found it very clever. However, I don't know how many vegetarians realize that marshmallows are made with gelatin, an animal product!! So although this dessert is tempting, it's definitely off-limits for non-meat eaters."