First Hannah Thought: Gee whiz willikers! I’m still feeling buoyed up after last night’s performance with the Strange Weather Gospel Choir. I truly am so happy to have brought music, and music lovin’ people, back into my life. And it was so very, very lovely to look out into the audience and see my parents similing back at me.
Second Hannah Thought: Gee whiz willikers! Only a few more hours until I get to catch up for coffee with one of my favourite people, Other-Hannah, after being bereft of her company for months!
Third Hannah Thought: Gee whiz willikers! I must make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats. Because I am, apparently, five years old.
These three thoughts set me up for a wonderful Sunday. As per the Second Thought, I spent a great hour catching up with my eponymous friend. I heard all about her past months spent gaining a Dip Ed, and found myself feeling envious of all the students who will soon have the pleasure of learning under her wing.
I then went to visit my parents and, as per the First Thought, spent a rather long time verbally poking them with such questions as “Did you like the concert? Did you? Which songs did you like the best? Did you see when I sang the descant soprano part for the first time ever during the concert, without ever having rehearsed it? Are you glad you went? Don’t you think our musical director is fantastic? Did you like the concert? Did you like my necklace?”
Eventually I calmed down enough to, as per the Third Thought, make a Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Slice. The unexpectedly awesome part of this endeavour was that the melted marshmallow mixture was insanely sticky and so, as a result, I ended up with two bowls and three spoons all covered in sweet-sticky-gooey-peanut-butter-y goodness to “clean”.
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Slice
For my vegan version, see here
- 50g butter (I used Nuttelex, so that this was dairy-free)
- 250g white marshmallows
- 1/2 cup (125g) peanut butter (crunchy! Always crunchy!)
- 3 cups (90g) rice bubbles (or krispies…)
- Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter/Nuttelex, marshmallows, and peanut butter in a bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler, stirring regularly so that the mixture combines.
- Working quickly, pour this sticky-gooey-delicious mixture over the rice bubbles, stir to combine, then quicksticks get it into the pan and spread it out. This part will be very messy, with the strings of melted marshmallow reminding you of Natto. Natto is less delicious.
- Leave the slice the fridge to set for an hour or so, then enjoy!
- So, so good. Even if I definitely don’t really want to be five years old again.