… they say that us Brits are obsessed with the weather and to be fair if I look back over this blog I do mention the weather on a regularly repeating basis…it’s not just the changing seasons that i’m talking about here – which kind of makes sense as this is a food blog and the seasons do make a big difference for what we eat – but the general day to day weather. We do live on an island on the edge of a large continent in the direct path of both the jet stream and the gulf stream which bring us a mix-n-match bag of weather throughout the year… we can barely plan for a weekend barbecue let alone a picnic in the park or even a walk to the local and this makes us a little obsessed about what’s coming next. if we lived in California we could be guaranteed of endless sunshine and we’d know that on any given weekend we could, with at least 80% accuracy, plan an alfresco meal with friends. So when the headlines tell us that we’re due a three month heatwave starting on Wednesday it’s not surprising that we all go a little bit nuts…
… the crazy thing about our weather is that it can make or break us. We base huge decisions such as planning our wedding days on the weather. Fashion and drinks brands can win or lose based on the sunshine or snow and a win at an election can be as simple as if the sun came out that day… I love living here and enjoy the green fields and seasons as much as the next man but if we could just have a little fixed date sunshine and heat for the next couple of months that would be nice. Please.
Baileys Chocolate Luxe rice crispie squares
there’s something particularly grown up and a little naughty about these adorable little crispie treats… they are most definitely an after dinner, late night with a coffee type of thing… and I love that about them. So many cakes and cookies and cupcakes are ‘family friendly’ which is all very well and good but it’s nice to have something just ti ourselves for a change. I was very kindly sent a bottle of this glorious creamy Bailey’s Chocolate Luxe which is like the classic Bailey’s Irish Cream but made with Belgian chocolate. It’s pretty much liquid gold in a glass and is crying out to be baked with, so I have…
150g dark chocolate – broken into pieces
150g butter – cut into cubes
a large glug of Bailey’s Chocolate Luxe
for the drizzle
butter and line a 20cm square deep-sided tin
They are also going off to the brilliant Treat Petite challenge hosted by Kat from The Baking Explorer and Stuart from Cakeyboi
eat and of course, enjoy!
Laura Denman says
I love that you've made these grown up Krispie treats but kept a little bit of fun with the sprinkles 🙂
Bethan Vincent says
Snap! My latest recipe uses this too, but as part of a cake 🙂
Bethan, Audacity of Food
Karen S Booth says
Fabulous Dom – I was sent a bottle too, but I've drunk it!! This would also make a great little entry for TTT. Love your hundreds and thousands on the crispie squares, very nostalgic, Karen
Ben Maclain says
Seriously? If I had these gorgeous squares, I wouldn't care about weather. If I had these sumptuous squares and the remaining Bayle's, the life would be so much nicer! Well done!
Susan Lindquist says
OMG! These are NOT your usual rice crispie squares! Talk about pimping the recipe out just a bit!
Woah! Who is craving these now 🙂
Made With Pink says
Wow! I love these! What a great idea to spike them up with Bailey's. I absolutely adore Bailey's, so these are right up my alley.
Kate Glutenfreealchemist says
Baileys? Chocolate Baileys? I need some….. NOW! Sounds pretty perfect in crispy squares too….
Choclette Blogger says
Oh yes please. I adore crispy squares, triangles balls whatever and homemade are definitely the best. I have bookmarked this as I HAVE to try it. I love these challenges it brings out such creative fancies 😉 Thanks for playing along with We Should Cocoa.
Kat BakingExplorer says
These sound amazing! I have to try these! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite.
Sarah Trivuncic says
I don't think that heatwave came to anything did it?!
These look very pretty, I think I could do with a glug of chocolate baileys on the side too 😉