I’m beginning to realize that most of what I bake starts out as a craving, the desire to silence my inner picky eater or a means of clearing out my cupboard and not wanting to throw anything out. This recipe falls into the latter category. Miles wanted wavy chips for his lunch last week, but half way through the “family size” bag, he decided he didn’t want them anymore and stopped eating them. Over the years I’ve been able to turn my back on salty snacks in the house, but there they were, just sitting in the cabinet waiting for me to eat them. It was tempting because I was in the mood for something salty, but more importantly, I was in the mood for something sweet. I saw a bag of marshmallows and thought about making rice krispies treats, but didn’t have any rice krispies. Then I stared at the bag of chips. I knew that ruffles treats existed, but I never thought of making them myself. It just seemed a little odd to me, but it was either this or making a market run. Laziness won out and I made potato chip marshmallow treats. Since I had a few handfuls of m&m’s left over, I thought I’d toss those in as well. The more the merrier! The sprinkles were just for fun. I’m really into sprinkles right now. I love the punch of color.
I made them a little thicker than I should have because I like tall rice krispie treats, but for potato chips, thinner is definitely the way to go. Surprisingly, I didn’t taste much of a difference between the potato and rice. The only difference at first was the texture, but then I had another one the next day. Oh boy they were tasty! The potato flavor came through with a hint of salt. It was awesome. And the little bursts of chocolate was a nice treat. I think I may have to experiment with this a little more.
Potato Chip Marshmallow Treats
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 package ((about 40) large marshmallows)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 5 cups wavy potato chips (, lightly crushed)
- ½ cups m&m’s
- sprinkles ((optional))
- In a large pot over low heat melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and thoroughly combine until smooth add vanilla and combine. Remove from heat and add the potato chips one cup at a time. Fold in the m&m’s.
- Press into a lightly greased 9×9 pan. Let cool completely. Cut into squares.