Pregnancy cravings are in full force here in the Kurtz house. On this weeks menu, Nutella! Whether on a banana, apple, or just by the spoon full, I'm craving it! During a recent trip to see our friends in Austin we had our first taste of a Nutella Rice Krispie Roll Up, and boy was it good! It's so simple to make and the results are delicious. To jazz up my roll, I added freeze dried raspberries (purchased as Whole Foods). I LOVE anything chocolate raspberry, so I thought this would, of course, be magic! If you don't like raspberries you can throw in other freeze dried fruit or just keep it simple with good ole Nutella. I chose to use freeze dried fruit to avoid extra liquid from the fruit and I figured it would keep a lot longer...or as long as you can keep your greedy little hands off it!
1/4 cup salted butter
7 cups minis marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 small jar Nutella
freeze dried raspberries (amount to your liking)
Prepare a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. In a medium pot, over medium low heat, melt butter and add marshmallows. Stir to combine and let marshmallows completely melt. Be sure to stir frequently to keep the butter and marshmallows from burning. While marshmallows are melting place the Rice Krispies in a large mixing bowl. Once the marshmallows are completely melted pour them into your bowl with the Rice Krispies and stir immediately until well combined. Quickly spatula mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread with your hands to cover the entire surface. To prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands, spray your hands with some non-stick cooking spray before pressing the Rice Krispies into the pan. Trust me, it works!!
Once the Rice Krispies have completely cooled, use a rubber spatula to spread your Nutella. I used an entire small jar of Nutella. You can use more or less, but I thought this was a good Nutella to Rice Krispie ratio. Next, sprinkle on your freeze dried raspberries, as many as you'd like.
Roll your Rice Krispie up into log form. Just start at one end and roll.
Using a large, sharp knife, slice your Roll into thin or think slices. Serve or store in an air tight container. Enjoy!