If you find yourself tasked with providing a treat for any sort of holiday or gathering, I have a suggestion: Crispy Rice Treats.
These are better known to the majority of people by their brand name, which can be abbreviated RKT. However, I use the Malt-o-Meal cheapo cereal we always have on hand for our Sunday Cereal, so I don't call them that.
Plus, I don't like misspelling anything. It should be Crispy, not Krispie.
This is the recipe I use*. It has extra butter and marshmallow than the original recipe does, and therefore is extra good.
The benefits of these treats are many: No baking involved, very few ingredients, the ability to make a large quantity without too much work (individual cookies, I'm looking at you), gluten-free, almost entirely dairy-free (most people with a lactose intolerance can still handle butter), easy to transport, and universally beloved.
I'm not kidding about that last one. I make them every year on Valentine's Day for every single kid and staff member at the school and everyone is SO EXCITED to get them. This year when I was handing them out, no fewer than three full-grown adults absolutely lit up when I handed them theirs and told me that these treats are their very favorite.
They are definitely much more than the sum of their parts.
So go ahead. Get the store-brand cereal, generic marshmallows, and some butter, and make these. No one will be sorry.
* Just a note that I never use mini marshamallows as called for in the recipe. The regular-sized ones are fine. And I just use my hands to press the treats into the pan. If you wet your hands a bit, they won't stick.