Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rice Krispies® Treats

If you read Tuesday’s post, you know that we went skiing for Spring Break.  We traveled with some great friends from college (side note: they introduced David and me) and their two darling girls.  Elizabeth was in heaven getting to hang with the big girls.  While we were there, I made Rice Krispies treats.  I love the pure, simple goodness of this dessert.  They are easy to make whether at home or on the road with just 3 ingredients: Rice Krispies, marshmallows and butter, and minimal construction and assembly.  Samantha, the mom, commented on how she had not made these treats in a long time so I am wondering if others haven’t either and this can serve as a reminder.  Yes, they are available in convenient, individual packages but homemade tastes so much better which our 5 little taste testers confirmed.

Elizabeth was so excited to have spend-the-nights with the big girls every night.  On the final night, Andrew had to join the fun and stated “I want to sleep with Maddie.”  Luckily Maddie has a good sense of humor and thought it was cute.  You have to love the innocence of a 6 year old.  In a few years, the adults will not think that comment is as cute.

Rice Krispies Treats

  1. 4 T (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 
  2. 10 ½ oz. marshmallows (minis work well as they melt faster)
  3. 8 ½ C (about 13 oz) Rice Krispies
In a large pot, melt butter on low heat.  Add marshmallows and melt, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat.  Pour in Rice Krispies cereal.  Stir to mix well.  Transfer to a greased (i.e., sprayed with Pam) 13x9 inch pan.  Spread evenly.  Cover with wax paper, press down lightly on the top to compress and then remove the wax paper and allow the treats to cool before cutting. 

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