Champagne Rice Krispies Are A New Year's Eve Must

by guestofaguest · December 29, 2017

    I think we can all agree that on New Year's Eve, you can never have too much champagne. So why settle for merely sipping it? If you're hosting a bash this weekend (or any weekend, really) these super easy marshmallow treats are a must. It's like your favorite childhood snack with a splash of bubbly.

    We stumbled upon this recipe from our friends over at Food52 and it's so simple, we can't think of a reason not to DIY them.

    Makes 8 to 10 treats
    -6 tablespoons (85 g) unsalted butter
    -1/4 cup (59 ml) dry champagne
    -6 cups (318 g) mini marshmallows
    -1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    -1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    -6 cups (192 g) crisped rice cereal

    Line a 9 x 9-inch (23 x 23-cm) baking dish with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.

    In a large skillet preheated to medium heat, melt the butter. Add the champagne, stir and let it simmer for about minute. Next, add the marshmallows, vanilla extract and kosher salt. Stir the marshmallows until completely melted, or about 4 minutes.

    Remove the skillet from the heat and add-in the cereal. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Press the mixture into the dish and let it cool completely before slicing it and serving!

    Variation: Throw caution to the wind and try these treats with rosé or white wine!

    Recipe from Modern Comfort Cooking by Lauren Grier

    [Photo by Bobbi Lin via Food52]