I actually saw this recipe on Pinterest and after reading through it decided it needed an upgrade. The recipe called for marshmallow creme, but I knew I wouldn't get the smoky flavor of real toasted marshmallows. I decided to find a way to make it that would capture that toasty flavor using either a kitchen torch or the oven broiler, and this is the result! I will warn you, these treats are extremely addictive, and they are now a tradition at our annual family reunion! This recipe is a must-try, especially if you have children or grandchildren that you want to delight! Makes about 16 servings
10 ounces miniature marshmallows
2 ounces (1/2 stick butter) plus more for greasing the pan
5 cups crispy rice cereal
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
10 ounces miniature marshmallow
12 ounces milk chocolate, melted
Grease a 10 X 15-inch jelly roll pan, then line with waxed paper or parchment paper. Butter the paper and set aside. Have a kitchen torch at the ready. If not using a torch, preheat the oven broiler.
Place 10 ounces miniature marshmallow and butter in a very large glass bowl. Cover the bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. Stir in the rice cereal and the graham cracker crumbs and combine well. Press evenly into the prepared pan.
Spread the remaining 10 ounces of miniature marshmallows over the cereal mixture in the pan. If using a torch, light and run over the marshmallow until a very dark golden brown all over. Alternately, run the pan under the broiler, about 6 inches from the element, and broil, turning as necessary to insure even browning. Broil until a very deep brown (a little blackened if you like your marshmallows that way!).
Quickly drizzle the melted chocolate evenly over the marshmallows, then use an offset spatula to smooth out the chocolate over the marshmallows. Let it set for about 5 minutes.
Starting at one of the long edges, roll up the whole thing, using the wax/parchment paper to help roll, separating it from the cereal mixture while rolling. Place the log on a large piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Roll the log up in the plastic, then twist the ends together. Roll the log to shape into an even cylinder shape, and place on a sheet pan, seam side down. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Once chilled, remove from the plastic and cut into approximately 16 1/2-inch slices. Store in an air-tight container. May be frozen, too.