When it comes to recipe inspiration, I often head to my own kitchen first. Whether it’s a specific ingredient that needs to be used up (like milk) or a dish I’m itching to use (like my trifle bowl), I’ll often search for a recipe that centers around one tiny detail.
So when Sun invited me to watch “The Hunger Games” at her place, I didn’t know exactly what I would bring, but I knew it would have marshmallows and Special K cereal in it. As it turns out, I also made some homemade peanut butter. And with a little more than a pat of butter, I created by own recipe.
Peanut Butter Special K Bars
Makes 12 servings
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1-10 1/2 ounce package marshmallows
1/2 cup homemade peanut butter (I love the texture of the homemade variety, but you can also substitute store-bought)
6 cups Special K cereal
In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows. When they are slightly melted, add the peanut butter while you continue to stir. When everything is melted, turn off the heat and stir in Special K. Press into a greased 9×13-inch pan. When cool, use a cookie cutter (or a knife) to cut cereal bars into fun shapes (I used a biscuit cutter). Enjoy!
Question: What do you use as inspiration in the kitchen? Blogs? TV shows? Cravings?