This is my new picnic basket
Isn’t it cute? Don’t you just want to pick it up and take it places?
People told me not to buy this, because they said I will never use it. I am absolutely convinced that I will use it, but just to be sure, we made a deal, this picnic basket and I.
Here are the promises I made:
- I promise not to put you in my garage, forget that you’re there and never think of you again until we move, at which point I take you to Goodwill. This will NOT happen to you.
- I promise not to let something spill inside of you, and if I do, I will clean it up. I will NOT let it sit until it becomes gross and moldy and I’m so disgusted I never want to touch you again.
- I promise not to let my dog chew on you, and I won’t let other dogs at the park pee on you either. That’s just gross really…
- I promise to take you to many fabulous places, but only when it’s sunny and warm. Picnics just aren’t fun in the cold.
- I promise to fill you only with yummy things, like these black & white Rice Krispie Treats.
So far, so good. I made these krispie treats yesterday and filled my picnic basket with them for a Cinespia screening in LA. More on that later, but for now, enjoy these super simple, super awesome treats.
Black & White Rice Krispie Treats
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, divided
1 bag (16oz) marshmallows, divided
4 cups regular crisped rice cereal
4 cups chocolate crisped rice cereal
Grease a 9×13” pan
Melt half of the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat and add the pinch of salt. Add half of the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add regular crisped rice cereal and stir until cereal is coated in the melted marshmallows.
Pour the crisped rice and marshmallow mixture into the greased pan and smooth out into an even layer. Allow to cool, and then press down into a firm, even layer.
While the first layer is cooling, clean out the pan and repeat the above steps with the cocoa rice krispies. Pour the cocoa krispie marshmallow mixtureonto the first batch and smooth out into a second layer. Allow to cool, and press down once more into a firm, even layer. Then eat immediately. (cause they’re awesome)