Friday, May 13, 2011

Brown Butter Cinnamon Cheerio Caramel Squares

Brown Butter Cinnamon Cheerio Caramel Squares 3

I feel my blog mojo is stalling a bit.

Every spring this seems to happen.

I'm outside every minute that I can be and cooking up something new and photographable just seems to fall to the wayside. Sorry blog followers.

Don't give up on me, just have a little patience and be happy in knowing that I'm outside digging and planting and getting my hands dirty, and if you know me at all, you'll know that's when I'm most happy.

Once my yard is the way I want it, and the garden is planted and growing I'll be back in the kitchen churing out a bunch of amazing recipes for you all. I'm not abondaning ship, but I just wanted you to know why things are a little slow that's all.

Anyway, this post was a long time coming.

I made these months ago. I confess.

I used a variation of a recipe I found online and couldn't find where I had put the recipe, nor did I have time or energy to look for it, so it took awhile.

I bought a lot of these Cinnamon Burst Cheerios. I bought 5 boxes of them.

Why 5 boxes you ask? Well I had a coupon you see and they were on sale so I ended up paying 50 cents a box. Now that is a deal I just couldn't pass up.

So after we ate 2 boxes and were getting a bit Cinnamon-cheerioed out I decided that I needed to make something else with these. Cue my freind Krysta.

Krysta made churrios. Genius huh? Churro like Cheerio treats. Inspiration is born.

Brown Butter Cinnamon Cheerio Caramel Squares 1

Think churro flavored rice krispie treats.

Now drizzle them with some caramel.

Now shove at least two in your pie hole while you are think about a third.

Brown Butter Cinnamon Cheerio Caramel Squares
Adapted from a recipe at the pastryaffair.com
8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter
1 10.5 ounce bag marshmallows (mini marshmallows melt the best)
6 cups of Cinnamon Burst Cheerios
Caramel Sauce for drizzling (I used Trader Joes Fleur de Sel)

Grease and 8 inch square pan (loaf pan or bar pan).

In a large pot over medium high heat melt the butter. To brown it, keep the butter on the heat until it turns brown and smells nutty. The butter will foam and turn golden before it begins to brown. Stir frequently, scraping the bottom. Watch the butter closely; it will from brown to burnt in less than a minute.

Once the butter is browned, turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Add the cereal once the marshmallows are smooth and stir until evenly coated.

Spread the cereal into the prepared pan. Press down with a silicone spatulas, or coat your hands with a bit of butter like I did and press. Let cool and cut into squares.

Brown Butter Cinnamon Cheerio Caramel Squares
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