If you ever made rice crispy treats or scotcheroos (where you add peanut butter), this is pretty similar. Just swap out the peanut butter for the Nutella. But, these were a bit fancier than that with the brown butter and all that. You can read the recipe here.
With one exception, I followed the recipe exactly however, they didn’t quite turn out, in my opinion. They were good but it didn’t come together like I had hoped.
The change was simply using Christmas Rice Crisipies instead of regular ones. And that’s not even really a change. Although the final product is different from a looks perspective.
Now, these didn’t quite turn out and it may have been that I needed the mixture to cook (warm up) a little bit longer. It was super thick and once I poured the rice crispies in it became an even thicker mess with things sticking (really sticking) to the bottom. As I mentioned, I may have needed the mixture of everything to simply warm up more so that it was creamier (that’s the word I was looking for). That may have helped with mixing in the rice crispies in and all of that.
I’ll also be honest that I burned the butter a little bit. It hadn’t even been the time it suggested (less than 5 minutes) and all of a sudden there were dark spots on the bottom of the pot and there were flecks of something when I mixed in the marshmallows. I don’t think it affected it overall but it wasn’t a good start to begin with.
I will point out that I made a half batch. Not that I couldn’t of made a full batch but I wasn’t feeling it. A little along the lines of Not wanting to make a lot of desserts. And, I wouldn’t really consider it a change but I did have to use a couple (maybe 4) regular marshmallows to get the total weight of marshmallows needed as my bag of mini marshmallows was already open. It worked fine except I should have cut the big ones up so it would come together easier.
Overall, these tasted good. They are very thick (hard) as opposed to a soft, chewy rice crispy treat. I’m not sure if that is just the style of these or if it is another factor of not getting the mixture to be creamy. I didn’t get full coverage on the rice crispies either.
I would recommend these. Just pay good aattention to the butter and definitely let the mixture get creamy.