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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Making Haystacks

As promised, here are the step by step instructions:
1 bag of caramels
3-4 tablespoons water
4 cups rice krispies (about)
1 bag large marshmallows

Unwrap the caramels and place in a pan to melt (you can use a double boiler or frying pan at low heat.) The package says to add 1-2 tablespoons water.  I wanted it a little thinner and ended up using 4 tablespoons adding the water a little bit at a time.
Melt Carmels
I started with 2 cups of cereal in the bowl and added more as it got lower, so I am not sure how much cereal I actually used. I had a small box and still had half of it left at the end.
Put Rice Krispies in a bowl
When you begin covering the marshmallows in caramel, you need to work really fast.  In order for the caramel to be warm enough to cover well, it also melts marshmallows very well.  
Move fast once you put in the Marshmallows
After doing these two, I decided my caramel was too thick and I added a little more water.  Haystacks are almost like a deconstructed rice krispy bar.
Cover them and remove them from the caramel
I usually end up using 3-4 spoons when I make these.  It does make a sticky mess.  But they are SO worth it because they are delicious.
Drop them in the Rice Krispies and cover
Many times when I run out of marshmallows or patience, whichever I lose first, I add the krispies to the caramel with also makes a nice treat.  Notice that I put a plastic wrap over my plate; caramel sticks to EVERYTHING if you don't plan ahead.  
Don't they look like stacks of hay?

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