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Recipe of the Day: Rice squares dressed up with caramel, sea salt

Salted Caramel Crispy Treats
Salted Caramel Crispy Treats TNS

SALTED CARAMEL CRISPY TREATS

Nonstick cooking spray

6 cups crispy rice cereal (about half a 12-ounce box)

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 2 cup dark brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for sprinkling

10-ounce bag mini marshmallows

Spray an 8-inch square cake pan with nonstick spray.

Put the cereal in a large heatproof bowl and set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Once melted, stir in the brown sugar, heavy whipping cream and corn syrup. Cook until thick and syrupy while stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Stir in the salt. Turn off the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Keep stirring until the marshmallows are smooth and melted.

Quickly pour the caramel marshmallow sauce over the cereal and stir all together. Pour into the prepared pan and press down with a piece of parchment paper sprayed with nonstick spray. Sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt. Cool completely, then cut into squares.

Makes 12 servings, each with 249 calories , 10 grams total fat, 27 mg cholesterol, 41 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 318 mg sodium.

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