Are you superstitious? Some people have all kinds of superstitions. They eat certain foods at certain time. They have lucky pieces of clothing for important days. They play particular songs to get motivated for big events. There are many more examples. Sometimes we have cultural superstitions or those passed on to us by friends or family. And sometimes we create our own based simply on our experiences. Regardless, I find them fascinating and have a few of my own.
I do the whole knocking on wood thing when I say something that may tempt fate. As I become more and more of a worrier, it’s only a matter of time before I take it a step further and go outside, turn around three times and spit, as some people do. I also make wishes on stars and wishbones, but you’ll never know what they are or they won’t come true.
I wear certain necklaces when I feel I need a bit of protection, particularly my evil eye, and I always wear a ring Mom gave me that was given to her by her mom when she was younger. I’m sure I have many more I can’t think of at the moment or perhaps am not even fully aware of.
My newest superstition is bringing a sweet treat to the dermatologist every time I visit. It began as something nice to do for people I like. They appreciated it so much that I did it again. And then it kinda stuck in my mind that when I brought something to an appointment, it went well, so it was only reasonable to assume if I didn’t bring something things might not go well. This is seriously how my brain works things out, rationalizes things. And so now an appointment at the dermatologist means a trip to the kitchen. I’ve brought Carmelitas, Iced Hermits, Biscoff Fudge, Puppy Chow, and probably a few other things. Clearly I visit the dermatologist way too much!
I have to admit, I wasn’t feeling like baking and had no ideas what to make. I thought Rice Krispies Treats sounded good and would be super easy to make, but I couldn’t make just any Rice Krispies Treats, so I made Fluffernutter Rice Krispies Treats. You probably know by now that I’m obsessed with peanut butter and marshmallow together, so I put it to practice again here. Tons of marshmallows and peanut butter make these an ooey, gooey, super sticky treat with incredible flavor that’s no bake. They are good at room temperature, but fifteen seconds in the microwave makes these out of this world amazing. Oh yeah, these are definitely enough to keep the bad mojo away!
6 cups mini marshmallows, divided
1 heaping cup creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)
4 cups Rice Krispies
½ cup peanut butter chips
Line a 9 by 13 inch pan with parchment, leaving overhang to pull the treats out later.
In a large microwave safe bowl, place 4 cups of the marshmallows along with the peanut butter. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the mixture is completely melted and fully combined.
Stir in the Rice Krispies, remaining 2 cups of marshmallows and peanut butter chips. Stir until all the ingredients are fully coated and evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer and press down on the mixture slightly with your hands. Allow to cool to room temperature before cutting into pieces. May be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I do not recommend freezing this recipe.