I think this might go in the running for “weirdest recipe posted on TKP” — a list which includes the mysteriously popular oreo cookie butter and… and… and I’m actually not sure what else I’d put on that list. Most of the stuff I’ve posted I’m 100% confident about! That’s not to say I’m not confident about these nori rice krispie treats — considering the rapid rate at which I (and others) consumed these babies… they’re definitely worth eating. Weird, yes. Delicious, yes! CONFIDENT NORI KRISPIES FTW!
I can’t remember exactly where the idea for these came — I think something came up in conversation with my friend Meg, while we were at Feast, and I remember immediately thinking “OMG I HAVE TO MAKE NORI RICE KRISPIE TREATS!” and writing it in my phone. A few weeks later: I DID! Nothing like a little follow-through, eh? Ha!
You guys know I love my nori. It takes this recipe, and this one, from good to great. I may or may not snack on it plain. I may or may not think it would be really fun to fill an entire bathtub with ripped up nori and play with it like confetti. Um, what? Anyone else? No? Cool… yeah… me neither…
But seriously: this combo works. It really does! Seaweed nori goodness meets soft squishy sweet sticky (how many more “s” words can I think of right now? um, none) marshmallowy goodness. IRRESISTIBLE! I said that like Beyonce sings “irreplaceable” — try to imagine that one! Oof. I’m sorry. I’m running on low-sleep fumes and clearly it’s taking a toll on my blog-writing capabilities. THANKS FOR NOT LEAVING ME! LOVE YA!Print
- 6 sheets of nori
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 (10 oz.) package of marshmallows (about 4 cups)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 cups puffed rice cereal (like rice krispies)
- Prepare an 8×8″ pan with butter and wax paper.
- Set one sheet of nori aside, intact, and tear the other five into small pieces. They don’t need to be exact! Set aside.
- In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are completely melted, then stir in the vanilla and turn off the heat.
- Add the cereal, then the nori, and mix everything together. Try to distribute the nori somewhat evenly, so it doesn’t clump! (If this means mixing the cereal and the nori together before adding it to the marshmallow mixture, do that!).
- When everything is mixed together, firmly press it into your prepared pan using a buttered spatula. When it’s pressed and flat, lay the final nori sheet over the top and press firmly.
- Let the bars cool for at least an hour (or 30 minutes in the fridge/freezer).