Friday, July 9, 2010

A Minor Modification

For over a month now, I've been looking longingly at my half used bag of Cocoa Dyno-Bites wanting to make rice krispy treats with them.  Finally last night I gave in.  There was only one small problem though: I don't have a 9X13 pan.  Just some casserole dishes a couple of cookie sheets.  I do happen to have a muffin pan that makes zoo animal muffins.  And I thought that would make great shaped treats.

Boy was I wrong.  That led to one big sticky mess.  It also led to the marshmallow goo becoming slightly caramelized, because the whole mixture had to sit in a 9-ply stainless steel pot while I looked for something to hurry-quick-get-this-stuff-out-of-the-pan option.  And then I saw the new (to me) dish I had bought the other day at the thrift store: a nice vintage Pyrex dish.  Before I could remember to spray the dish (because I was getting flustered over the smell of browning marshmallow goo) I started scooping it in.

And now we have really tall, caramelized chocolate crispy treats that are slightly stuck to the pan.  And proof that I can hold off on acquiring a 9X13 pan for a little longer.


  1. Do you want a Pyrex pan or metal?

  2. I've always used glass. Mostly because it is the easiest to come by, and knives don't ruin glass finishes like they do non-stick surfaces.

  3. Knives also ruin epidermis finishes.