This past weekend 6 of my old sorority sisters and I all met in Chicago for our annual girls weekend getaway! This is a great time for all of us to get together to catch up and reminisce. I look forward to this all year long, we always have such a great time! The older you get it is hard to all stay in touch with one another so knowing that we do this every year makes it a lot easier for everyone to stay in contact and gives us something to look forward to. I can say that this year I definitely became aware of the fact that I am getting older...after a long day of shopping I was in desperate need of a nap and when 10pm rolled around the yawns starting coming. But we had a GREAT time filled with sigh seeing, cocktails (just cranberry juice for me, of course, because of the babe!), shopping, great food and even better company. Our hotel, The Wit, was very swanky and in a great location of Chicago and dinner at Hub 51 on Saturday was amazing (thanks to my husband for the recommendation). My favorite part of the trip was our late night visit to "the bean" in Millennium Park, it was super cold and rainy but we had a blast. Two of my best girlfriends and I rode together on the way down and our car ride was full of lots of chatting (of course), Christmas music and yummy car treats such as: Mike and Ikes, Swedish Fish and Hot Tamales...all my favorites! The best was the cake batter rice crispy treats my friend Jen made...they were amazing and very addicting!
So good, in fact, that I had to share the recipe with you all...I hope you enjoy.
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 (10 oz.) bag of mini-marshmallows
- 1/4 cup yellow cake mix (the dry cake mix, not prepared into a batter!)
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 1 (1.75 oz.) container of sprinkles
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until they begin to melt, adding in (dry) cake mix one spoonful at a time so its combined. Stir in cereal so it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a baking dish (any size will do) and top with remaining sprinkles. Let sit for about 30 minutes before cutting. I find spraying a knife with nonstick spray helps to cut them. **TIP: For more of a cake batter flavor increase the amount of cake mix to 1/3 cup!
Recipe and photo courtesy of: http://gimmesomeoven.com/cake-batter-rice-crispy-treats/