Tuesday, March 2, 2021

T.T.: Go With the Crispy Rice Treats

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.


Anonymous said...

A good reminder to make these treats again.

Mary W said...

OK, this comment is in reference to a previous Tuesday, the one about cooking onions. I still don't do that. Instead, I apply it to chopping scallions. If I need scallions, I chop up the whole bunch and put what I don't use in a sealed container. I end up using them in everything once they're all cut up. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

I save butter wrappers in my fridge to press down rice crispy treats. No sticky hands!

Gemma's person said...

Yum , I see these in my future...shortly.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Mary W.: Cooked onions, chopped green onions . . . whatever makes it easier to make tasty food is the goal.

Anonymous: That's a good idea. I always save butter wrappers for greasing bread pans and so on.

G.P.: Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

If you're feeling particularly adventurous, try them with Fruity Pebbles or whatever Fruity Rice cereal you can find. I can't go back to regular anymore.