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.