Rice Krispies Treat Paninis

This might sound strange, but I promise it was nothing short of heavenly. Essentially, we made a "panini" out of two Rice Krispies treats with chocolate in the middle and grilled it on a panini press. Seriously, what could be better? We fancied-up this guilty pleasure a bit by making our own marshmallow.

Rice Krispies Treat Paninis
Inspired by Ideas in Food, marshmallow recipe from Alton Brown

Ingredients
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice cold water, divided
12 ounces granulated sugar, approximately
1 1/2 cups 1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
About half a box of Rice Krispies (sorry we can't be more precise)
A few chocolate bars





Instructions

  • Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper, spray with non-stick spray
  • Place the gelatin into the bowl of a stand mixer along with 1/2 cup of the water. 
  • In a small saucepan combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Place over medium high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F, approximately 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Once the mixture reaches this temperature, immediately remove from the heat. Using the whisk attachment, turn the mixer on low speed and, while running, slowly pour the sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin mixture. 
  • Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the speed to high. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 12 to 15 minutes. 
  • Add the vanilla during the last minute of whipping.
  • Add in Rice Krispies and mix until just combined
  • Spread mixture out evenly over parchment and let sit overnight
  • Cut Rice Krispies treats into squares (we did about 1.5') using a pizza wheel
  • Spray a griddle or panini press and preheat
  • Make a sandwich with chocolate and two pieces of Rice Krispies treats, grill until golden brown
  • Don't burn your tongue on the molten chocolate or marshmallow


Sorry, no picture of the finished product, we ate them too fast. oops.

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