After holding a very brief poll via Facebook status, I’ve discovered that many of my friends go-to spices/herbs do not include rosemary! This, to me, is a tragedy.
Rosemary has been my favorite herb since I was about nine years old. I lived with my dad and was a sort of latchkey kid through the later part of elementary school. One day when I got home from school and my dad was out at work, I got VERY hungry and tried cooking one of the steaks he had set out to defrost that morning.
1) I got into trouble
2) I made a DELICIOUS steak (and a mess)
3) I DISCOVERED ROSEMARY!
My love affair with rosemary will continue for the next week: I will be bringing 3 different recipes to you that are simple, affordable, delicious and use rosemary as one of the main flavors! The first of these three recipes are these awesome Rosemary Rice Krispies Treats — They take less than 20 minutes to make, are great for events and bake sales, taste like heaven and will impress your friends!*
*I’m not sure if this is true. They impressed my puppy while he watched me make them from the kitchen floor, but his “impressed” face looks eerily similar to “Hello I am dog” face, so I can’t be certain.
1 bag of mini marshmallows (10 oz)
1/4 cups of butter (1/2 of a stick)
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
6 cups of Rice Krispies or Puffed Rice cereal
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat the butter and vanilla extract in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. When the butter is almost completely melted, add the marshmallows and rosemary and stir constantly until everything is melted — Or about 3 – 5 minutes! The butter/marshmallow/rosemary/vanilla cooking smells SO GOOD!
Make sure to STIR! Otherwise the marshmallows will burn and they get hard and gross! D:
Once everything is melted, pour it into a large bowl of the Rice Krispies or Puffed Rice cereal and mix it until the marshmallow/butter mixture coats the cereal entirely.
Butter (or spray) a glass baking dish and transfer the Rice Krispie mixture. Let it cool for a minute, and then gentle use your hand to press the mixture down until it is compact and level across the whole baking dish.
You can either refrigerate it or just let it cool on its own before cutting into squares and serving!