I'm not sappy. Really I'm not. And I'm not one of those girls who bats her eyelashes and the boys come running. (I can get the boys to run by waving my spoon wildly in the air yelling "Chow Time.")
But Husband. He will run when I call. And when his damsel (me) is in distress, he charges to her (my) rescue. And even when I'm merely complaining, he'll act on my behalf to make my world a little bit better.
My Knight in shining armor, I am forever in your debt.
In honor of the upcoming Valentines' Day - I thought that theses would be a nice easy treat to share with Husband. He loves good texture, good flavor - and these he can eat, easily, while on his horse, wearing a full coat of armor.
Coconut Sesame Ginger Rice Krispies Treats
adapted from Helen Jo’s recipe on the The Gilt Taste Kitchen
Makes about 20 golf ball sized pops or 20 squares
6 cups rice krispies
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
pinch of salt
3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil (available at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and natural supermarkets)
40 regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
1 tablespoon ginger juice (or ½ teaspoon ground ginger)
20 lollipop sticks
In a large bowl, mix together rice krispies, sesame seeds and salt. Set aside.
In large saucepan melt coconut oil over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add ginger juice (or ground ginger.) Remove from heat.
Add rice krispies. Stir until well coated. Working quickly, wearing disposable gloves, shape mixture into balls. Press lollipop sticks into creating a pop.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.