“What makes you happy?” (don’t be misled – this is not an invitation for deep and meaningful introspection)… The most common answer offered in response is, “it’s the little things and/ or finding joy in life’s simple pleasures“. This is all the more true for me, particularly insofar as my day/ night job is concerned. To set the record straight, the notion that chef’s live for gourmet meals plated at Michelin star restaurants is definitely not true! In full disclosure, and on more than one occasion, my fellow chefs and I, have enjoyed meals from “Chicken Cottage” (basically KFC) which really hit the spot after a long and tiring shift (no need to be judgmental – chefs are human too).
With that being said, I’ve somehow formed a habitual late night indulgence – “Rice krispie” treats (again, no judgment right?)! Rice krispie treats are quick and easy to make – and more importantly they’re flop proof and are guaranteed to taste good!
On this particular night, feeling slightly more creative, I decided to shape my rice krispie treats into little cupcake bites, masterly designed to replicate a mini watermelon – of sorts, which some might say is rather cute! Regardless of shape or form, these little beauts are the perfect-anytime snack (and for a night owl like moi, that happens to be a late night snack)
Melt the butter on a low heat.
Add the marshmallows, and wait for it to melt down almost completely.
Take of the heat and add the rice krispies.
Press down onto baking proof paper in a square tin, and let cool for about 15 minutes.
Cut and enjoy!