The addition of chocolate and caramel flavors take this childhood favorite to a whole new level! These Chocolate Caramel Rice Crispy Treats are one tasty dessert!
T minus 3 weeks(ish). That’s right, we’re down to just a couple of weeks before Baby Boy Spiced makes an appearance. He will be our first child, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him into our lives. But I fully recognize that our lives are about to change completely. Actually, check that, our lives have already changed completely.
Several months ago, I moved my home office down into our basement. My old
man cave office is now a nursery. But, hey, at least now my new office man cave is really down in a cave! And there’s a big screen tv and couch down there…so I’m guessing I might need to tap into a deep well of motivation to stay at my desk on the cold winter mornings that are a-coming.
In addition to moving the office, my wife and I have spent countless hours in the baby store learning about all of the different things we need now that we will have a baby in the house. I seriously had to break up those trips into several hour segments. I had no idea there was so much to learn about! Strollers, car seats, cribs, dressers, diapers, diaper pails, bibs, onesies…the list goes on…and on…and on. And I haven’t even touched on all of the toys to keep our little one entertained instead of crying. Needless to say, this process has made me really appreciate my parents a bit more! We are overjoyed about the new addition to our family…but holy cow, is there a lot to learn!
All of this baby talk lately got me thinking about kid-favorite foods. There are so many favorites on this list, but rice crispy treats have to be up there in the Top 10 (if not Top 5) favorite kid foods. I recognize that our son is still years away from munching on rice crispy treats, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy them in the meantime, right?
My wife loves rice crispy treats. And c’mon…how can you not love ’em? They take all of 5 minutes to make, and even less to magically disappear from the kitchen counter. For this batch, I decided to mix things up a bit. I added some Caramel Macchiato creamer from International Delight® to the recipe. Talk about stepping up my game! These bad boys were delicious. Add in the chocolate drizzled on top, and these Chocolate Caramel Rice Crispy Treats become a fancified (I made that word up) version of that childhood favorite!
We’ve long been fans of adding a splash of International Delights’ creamers to our morning coffee, but adding a bit of the Caramel Macchiato flavor to these rice crispy treats is one heck of a fun twist. I always associate caramel with Fall. I’m not sure why, but there is something about the chill in the air that makes me really appreciate that deep caramel flavor. Heck, scratch that. I always appreciate that deep caramel flavor…I just appreciate it even more in the Fall!
The next several weeks are sure to be exciting and scary for us. For you parents out there, what is the one best piece of advice you have to offer to new parents? If you don’t have kids (or even if you do), what is your all-time favorite childhood/after-school snack. (I’m taking notes here, people…give me some good stuff!)
This conversation is sponsored by International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.