Intro: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats (aka Ninja!Fail)
Many people grew up loving Rice Krispie Treats (it persists in calling Krispie misspelled, take that, English!), that half-comforting half-bizarre blend of marshmallow and puffed rice cereal. If you were one of those kids who could convince your mother to make (or in a pinch buy) that treat to have in your lunch? Playground gold.
Now, Cinnamon Toast Crunch is an equally delicious cereal, and what better way to celebrate that awesomeness that by giving it the Rice Krispie treatment? And speaking of awesome, wouldn't it be great if you could make them in the shape of ninjas?
Fair warning, the ninjas did not work out as planned (but then what ninja encounter ever goes to plan?)...
Step 1: Ingredients
One (1) box Cinnamon Toast Crunch
One (1) bag of marshmallows
About half a stick of butter, softened
Optional (but awesome! at least in theory!): ninja cookie cutters
Step 2: I'm Meeeeeeeeelting!
Add butter to pot. When butter is mostly melted, add bag of marshmallows. It's important to reserve at least two marshmallows, so that the chefs can deliberate playing "Chubby Bunny". Do no (I repeat DO NOT) actually play Chubby Bunny. People have DIED THAT WAY.*
*By "people" I feel this is similar to the "Mikey died from eating Pop Rocks and a can of Coke", but be warned!
Step 3: Add Cereal
After marshmallows have sufficiently melted (so it's more of an amorphous marshmallow blob that separate mallows) add the cereal.
In case any of you are feeling concerned by the lack of concrete units you might find when "measuring", it's important to pour enough cereal that it is both covered, but not overwhelmed by the marshmallows; yet, vital to reserve enough cereal that one chef can eat it for breakfast the next morning. Scientific enough for you?
Step 4: Forming the Bars
After you have mixed the cereal and marshmallows, place in greased pan. Glass is easiest as it hinders sticking of the marshmallow, but to each his own.
Use a spatula to make sure that the treats are evenly pressed into the pan.
Let cool until firm, then cut. The End
However, if you are fearless, feel free to read on about the Epic Ninja Fail!
Step 5: Ninja Fail. or "why Plastic Cookie Cutters Cannot Cut Marshmallow Goo".
So if the ninja cookie cutters were made out of metal, or anything other than plastic, this might have worked out. As is, with the judicious use of some amazing knife skills, we were able to extract one lone ninja.
But words really don't do him justice. Oh goodness.
Enjoy your treats!