Keeping things super simple this week with this batch Rice Krispies millionaires shortbread – a twist on the classic millionaires shortbread.
This was an accidental creation, coming about after having a sort out and seeing which bits and pieces I had that needed to be used up and finished off, resulting in the Rice Krispie layer.
Initially, I was going to keep it even more simple just by coating the treats in chocolate with a pinch of salt but though I’d elevate it by adding a layer of thick caramel and a white chocolate layer with a salted caramel swirl – what’s not to like?
So, this bake has 3 simple layers, starting with a classic vanilla rice Krispy treat layer, which is topped with a luscious caramel and finished with a white chocolate, swirled with a homemade salted caramel and sprinkled with a dashing of white chocolate chips. It’s not overly sweet, which you’d expect but the balance is all worked out.
The best thing about this traybake is that it is a no bake traybake – which makes this even better, especially considering the UK is going through a mini heatwave.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
Rice Krispy layer:
180g Rice Krispies.
1 tsp vanila extract.
115g light brown sugar.
45ml golden syrup.
400g condensed milk.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
White chocolate layer:
150g white chocolate.
100g white chocolate spread.
50-80g salted caramel.
White chocolate chips.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep. Start by weighing up all of your ingredients and get any equipment you need, such as a saucepan, a 8 inch square cake tin (which has been lined with parchment paper).
To start in true recipe, you’ll want to make the Rice Krispie base. This is really easy, so start with a large saucepan and place in the butter and marshmallows – place onto the hob over a medium-low heat, allowing them to melt a little before stirring constantly until everything has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Take your large mixing bowl with the Rice Krispies in and pour over the marshmallow mixture over – getting as much of the marshmallow mixture from the saucepan into the other mixing bowl.
While the s mixture is still liquid like, combine the marshmallow mixture and cereal together until they are fully combined – its a sticky mess but its delicious!
Grab the lined cake tin and transfer all of the rice Krispy mixture into it. Spreading it out and pressing it into place, ensuring its as level as possibly can be. Once you have a even layer, you can go ahead and place it into the fridge to firm up while you make the caramel layer.
For the caramel layer, it’s probably easier than the rice Krispy layer (I’m not even kidding). Take a medium-large saucepan and place in all of the ingredients, giving them all a brief mix before placing the saucepan on the hob over a medium heat and allow everything to melt a little before stirring non-stop until the caramel has thickened. You will notice the caramel seems thin for sometime but it will thicken quickly, so keep an eye out – don’t allow the mixture to catch on the bottom of the saucepan.
Once the caramel has thickened significantly, you can pour that over the rice Krispy base, spreading out to ensure you have a consistent layer then allow to cool down, just enough for you to place into the fridge and allow the caramel to firm up on its own.
Whenever you’re ready, you can make the white chocolate layer. Into a bowl place the white chocolate and white chocolate spread, gently heat in the microwave on 10 second increments, stirring well, ensuring you only heat it up until its fairly liquidy and then pour on top of your chilled caramel layer.
While the white chocolate topping is still liquid, operationally swirl small amounts of salted caramel on top and sprinkle over white chocolate chips.
Allow to firm up and then cut up into 9 equal pieces and enjoy!
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.