Monday, October 02, 2006

Cripes! Rice Krispy Treats

I am planning the Muralist's birthday party for Saturday. As I was making the checklist of items to include on my shopping list I realized I had a big knowlege gap: i have no clue what goes into Rice Krispy Treat Squares. Mystifyingly, I think I am the only person in the United States who doesn't enjoy them. Why anyone wants eat sickeningly sweet pressed cardboard cubes is unfathomable. They are not soft nor are they crunchy, and melted marshmallows seem impervious to commercial cleaning solutions. In short they are a headache waiting to happen. But they are superb building blocks so they are slated for the festivities.

Anyway in case there are other clueless folks out there here is the recipe for Rice Krispy Treats, courtesy of

1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz., about 40) pkg. regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat.

Stir in the Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal coating them well with the melted marshmallow mixture.

Using a buttered or silicone spatula, press the mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan which has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with wax paper.

Cut into squares when the mixture cools.

Makes 24 squares.

1 comment:

WhidbeyIslander said...


Rice Crispy Treats (TM)! You start with processed rice and them puff it, you then take corn syrup and fluff it. You drench it all with butter and eat it!

Man, I LOVE those things--and not with any nasty "additions" like chocolate chips or other candy bits. Just sweet, sweet rice.