Now that I’ve discovered the secrets to super soft rice krispie treats, I’ve been going a little overboard with making them over and over again. Fortunately, there are endless delicious variations to this classic treat so hopefully it will be a while before we get sick of them.
A brief disclaimer: if you don’t love eggnog, you will likely not enjoy this version of rice krispie treats. Eggnog seems to be one of those things that people either really love or can’t stand and the flavor comes through strong here. We’re not talkin’ a slight hint of eggnog flavor, we’re talkin’ eggnog is front and center in your face in the best way possible. So for all of you eggnog loving folks out there, get ready for some holiday deliciousness!
If the thought of eggnog grosses you out but caramel rice krispie treats sound appealing, you could actually just use heavy cream or coconut milk in place of the eggnog and omit the rum extra. Voila! Eggnog free caramel rice krispie treats!
This version came about because I am determined to perfect my caramel game and of course it’s the season for eggnog so it seemed liked the perfect opportunity to kill three birds with one stone. I also knew caramel and eggnog would be delicious together because by brother-in-law’s girlfriend made mini caramel eggnog cupcakes last Christmas and it was all I could do to not grab the whole tray of them and run away to have them all to myself. I love eggnog anyway and who doesn’t love caramel so the combo, for me, was killer. Thanks, Mckenna!
Caramel has pretty much been the bane of my existence for the last few months. I can’t seem to find the perfect temperature where the sugar won’t burn but it will brown fast enough to melt everything evenly. I’m so close I can taste it, literally. I generally still end up with a really great caramel sauce but I can’t seem to leave it alone enough to prevent at least a few tiny sugar lumps from being left behind. I just strain them out in the end and I’m good to go but it will be a beautiful day when I can cook a perfectly lump free batch of caramel.
For those of you who have already mastered the art of caramel sauce, this will be a breeze. For those that haven’t, don’t worry. The most important thing is to not burn the sugar. Almost all of the other caramel issues can be fixed one way or another.
Are you an eggnog lover or an eggnog hater? If you’re a lover, have you ever made eggnog from scratch? I’m debating if I should give it a whirl next holiday season. What other recipes have you used eggnog in that you love? Comment below!