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Made it Monday: Lavender Rice Krispie Treats

"Made It"Carrie LynnComment

If you're like: "but, Carrie! It's not MONDAY" then you are probably one of those people who tell people you're parting with at midnight "good morning" instead of goodnight, and most likely we don't talk very often.

A couple weeks ago, Scott and I went to this swanky cafe that's off of the yoga studio I wish I could afford in Bountiful. At the end of our meal, they gave us a lavender rice krispie treat and we about fainted. Because lavender is one of my most favorite things in the whole world. And rice krispie's are Scott's favorite dessert (odd, for someone with such fine taste in food).

Anyway, we were determined to re-create them for some friends that came over for lunch, and we figured it out because we are genius. Well... it was pretty simple, really, You just throw in a teaspoon of finely minced lavender to the original recipe.

A little lavender goes a long way. If you don't have tons of lavender flowers like me, I'm sure you can add two to three drops of lavender oil and get close to the same effect.

For those of you without the original recipe, here it is:

Lavender Rice Krispie Treats

(A word to the wise- cutting out rice krispie treats with a cute heart-shaped cookie cutter is NOT worth the time or effort)

3 Tablespoons Butter
1 10oz Bag of Marshmallows (mini ones melt better)
1 Teaspoon of minced lavender flowers
6 Cups of Rice Krispie Cereal

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. After everything is melted, throw in the lavender flowers and mix well. Toss in the cereal and mix it up! Transfer to a GREASED 9"X11" pan and let cool.