Marshmallow Crispy Treats

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I recently incorporated this really easy recipe on the Squish Marshmallows site, and wanted to add it here too. You only need three ingredients, all of which you can use for other things, and it hardly takes any time at all, so, everyone wins. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 5 cups of crispy rice cereal
  • 4 cups of Squish Marshmallows (or around 20 marshmallows), here I used Peanut Butter Jelly Time
  • 1/4 cup butter

This will make around 12-15 squares. But, the recipe can also be split in half to 2.5 cups of cereal, 10 marshmallows, 2 tbs of butter. 

Have a 13×9″ baking pan ready (if you’re cutting this recipe in half, you can use a smaller baking pan, or, only fill up the 13×9″ pan half way. The ingredients will stick together and can be easily formed!)

In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter at a low heat setting. Once the butter is melted, add in the Squish Marshmallows of your choice. Stir the mixture until everything is melted together, about 2 minutes. 

Once everything is melted together, remove the sauce pan from the heat. Pour in the cereal and stir until everything is combined.

Pour out the mixture into the baking pan, and with a greased spatula, press the mixture to form a rectangular shape in the pan. 

Let cool and cut into sizes and shapes of your choice! Yum! 

Gourdough’s

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This week I’m in Austin, TX for SXSW. Sure, there are events, parties, music, but I’m most excited about the food. And one place that I’ve been looking forward to visiting was Gourdough’s. Their tagline, “Big. Fat. Doughnuts.”, is absolutely spot on. All of their doughnuts are made to order, frying up each doughnut fresh in their vintage Airstream Trailer. But their doughnuts aren’t just big and fat, they’re gratuitously loaded with unique and deliciously decadent toppings.

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I ordered the Funky Monkey (Grilled Bananas, Cream Cheese Icing with Brown Sugar). Sweet. Baby. Jesus. This was, without a doubt, one of the best doughnuts I’ve ever had before. For starters, this thing is huge, weighing in at probably about a pound. The dough is warm and pillowy and melts in your mouth. The cream cheese icing is rich, very sweet and completely amazing, becoming almost gooey when atop the warmness of the dough. Then, you have the bananas on top which are caramelized, sweet and creamy with a sprinkling of brown sugar, adding a little crunch. 

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The famous Gourdough and myself. Excited! 

The Shorts:
Name: Gourdough’s 
Location: 1503 South 1st Street, Austin, TX
The Long and Short: Would I go back? The next time I’m in Austin, you can bet everything you’ve got I’ll be going back!
Would I recommend it? I recommend showering on a regular basis, getting enough sleep, and going to eat one of these doughnuts.