Easy, no-bake treats with Cocoa Krispie cereal and Nutella laden marshmallow ! These Nutella Cocoa Krispie Treats are perfect for summer.
Okay seriously, Dr. Quinn is making me cry. What the heck you fictional 90′s TV woman?! You just go on with your doctorin’, Sully lovin’ and pony riding. Ben and I don’t have cable. I know, how lame. Right? I agree completely.
He We’re just that abhorrently cheap. But it’s probably for the best.
Because of that cheapness, we’re Netflixing our way through out favorite TV shows. Dr. Quinn is that latest show taking up that majority of our sittin’-on-our-ass time. My middle school Saturday nights at 8 were sacred time for me – I got my pony fix, and I’m pretty sure my love of bearded men came from Sully. I mean – that wild hair, that scruff. Daynnggg gurrllll. Ben wonders why I don’t let him shave….Well, blame it on Sully. It was ingrained deep in my teenage hormonal psyche apparently.
And…yeah. Sorry, I’m getting distracted again. I just can’t stop staring at Sully. *Hi Ben*
Anyway – this weekend I’ve got another wedding cake to make for one of my oldest friends! I should be working on that tonight, too. Damn you Sully! Dani, said friend, and I have known each other since we were in middle school – playing on softball and fast pitch leagues all the way up through high school. We’ve seen each other through those awkward teenage years, TV crushes (of which mine obviously still continue today), real life crushes, softballs to the faces, strike outs and a Chevy muscle car obsessions. Yeah, I was the girl in high school with a subscription to Super Chevy magazine. Cosmo? Puh-leeze. So I’m super thrilled to be baking the cakes for her wedding this weekend.
I just have to try and not stress myself out over it. After the last wedding, 4th of July weekend, where I baked this thingy majig, I swore that would be the end of my cake decorating career. Ohhhh, the pressure!! 95 degrees, melting frosting and a manic emergency extraction from my decorating spot in my rented kitchenette condo to the fridge of the venue where I had to finish decorating the cake – IN THE FRIDGE- I almost swore off decorating right then and there. I almost shotgunned one of those BudLights in the fridge!! But for good friends, I’m a total sucker. And for Dani – I couldn’t say no. So this time, I’m making three cakes, two being Purple Velvet, and one being Amaretto. So please pray for me, or bring me a beer. On the plus side, at least these cakes are local, no driving 6 hours with a trunk full of decorating supplies in Idaho heat to make these. Whew!
And speaking of oppressive heat – these Nutella Cocoa Krispie Treats – don’t require an oven! Hallie Jooooo Yahhhh!!! With the four Costco sized jars of Nutella in my house, I figured I needed to something with it other than eat it with a spoon…so here you go. You’re welcome. And anything I can do to keep my oven off in this heat is totally welcomed. Except baking these wedding cakes. The things I do for friends. I’m such a sucker.
Nutella Cocoa Krispie Treats
1 bag (10 oz) Mini Marshmallows
1 cup Nutella
1 box (12 0z) Cocoa Krispie Cereal
6 Tbsp Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
In a 9x9 inch baking pan, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large non-stick pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add in marshmallows and stir together with butter and Nutella until marshmallows have melted and become creamy. Stir in vanilla extract.
Fold in Cocoa Krispie cereal until all marshmallows and cereal are evenly mixed together. Spread treats into sprayed baking pan. Press into pan. Place into fridge for 10 minutes to cool.
Slice into bars and serve. Devour.