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Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies treats

Rice Krispies treats

Delicious and a breeze to prepare.

The traditional Kelloggs Rice Krispie Squares are a delicious nutritious snack that take just minutes to prepare.

Loved by children and parents alike these the Rice Krispie cereal treats are a handy after school snack for those who just can't wait till the next meal arrives to satisfy their hunger.

For a quick breakfast on the run they are ideal. You can even get creative and mold them into virtually any shape that your inventive mind can create. For a delightful, easy to prepare sweet, you just can't beat the low fat goodness of Rice Krispie Treats.

Images displayed on this article are from my family's personal photo album.

The recipe is so simple and takes just minutes from pot to treat.

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Ingredients

  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp magarine
  • 1 tsp vanila
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. 1. Melt margarine in the large saucepan.
  2. 2. Add in the marshmallows and stir over medium heat until melted.
  3. 3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. 4. Add the Rice Krispies and stir mixture till all the Rice Krispies are covered in the marshmallow sauce.
  5. 5. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish.
  6. Cover your hands in a light margarine coating just before forming these treats as this coating makes it is easier to use your hands to press the mixture into shapes or molds. (Keeps you from getting all sticky gooey too!)
  7. Put the saucepan to soak in warm water. Any remaining marshmallow mixture will dissolve in the water.
  8. You can enjoy this treat within minutes of preparation.

A Treat The Whole Family Can Enjoy

A Treat The Whole Family Can Enjoy

A Treat The Whole Family Can Enjoy

A Little History On Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treats

Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treats were invented in 1939 by a lady named Mary Barber and the staff of the home economics department at Kelloggs.

This was one year before this now famous recipe was released to the public. Rice Krispies treats first appeared on the Kellogg's Rice Krispies box in 1940.

Since that time this recipe has been prepared by thousands of mom's all around the world. Rice Krispie treats have been molded into hundreds of different shapes and delighted millions of young family members all around the globe.

That means that it is now over sixty years that this delicious and nutritious snack has been enjoyed by families everywhere.

These treats can be molded into all kinds of shapes and sizes.

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Rice Krispies square.

Rice Krispies square.

Zip up your Rice Krispie treats....it is sooooo easy to do!

Kelloggs has recently introduced a variety of flavored Rice Krispies Cereals so creating new and zestier Rice Krispies treats is easier than it has ever been before.

There are now Kellogg's Coco Krispies, Berry Krispies, Rice Krispies with Real Strawberries, Coco Krispies Choconilla as well as the original Rice Krispies Cereal. Each and every one of these cereals can be used within the basic "Rice Krispies Squares Recipe" to create an amazing array of new amazingly taste tantalizing treats to serve up to your family.

For even more variety use cookie or jello molds to create treats of your own personal design.

A few more of my kid friendly recipes. Oh yum yum yummy!

© 2009 JoleneBelmain

Do you enjoy cereal as more than just a breakfast food?

JoleneBelmain (author) on November 10, 2012:

@anonymous: Lol... yeah I should make some rice krispie treats soon too (while I still have time without a baby attached to me lol)

anonymous on November 10, 2012:

I'm so glad I stopped by again. Reminds me to get some Rice Krispies for the holiday treats.

ohcaroline on October 22, 2012:

I like cereal now for a light evening supper.

Escapes2 on August 19, 2012:

Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorites. We form them into shapes depending on the holiday.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on August 06, 2012:

I have always loved Rice Krispie treats!

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on April 02, 2012:

I love Kellogg's Rice Krispies treats, I do make mine with real butter tho.

miaponzo on January 26, 2012:

I LOVE Rice Krispie Treats!!!! Blessed!

JoleneBelmain (author) on December 17, 2011:

@whiteskyline lm: At least with this recipe, as long as you have the ingredients to make it, it only takes a matter of minutes :)

whiteskyline lm on December 17, 2011:

MMMMMM!!!!!!! Now I really want some rice krispie treats!

JoleneBelmain (author) on December 05, 2011:

@MargoPArrowsmith: It's the little things in life that make worth living :) like being able to have breakfast any time of the day lol

MargoPArrowsmith on December 05, 2011:

I love silly things!

WriterJanis2 on November 30, 2011:

It's a family tradition to make these each year during the holidays. I add a twist to mine by added some Nestle's Quik.

JoleneBelmain (author) on November 24, 2011:

@PromptWriter: I've never tried adding peanut butter with my rice krispie's but they sure would be good :) Mmmmm.

Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on November 24, 2011:

I have a bowl of cereal once in a blue moon. My husband is the cereal eater. I do love Krispie treats though. I like to put in 1/3 cup peanut butter.

JoleneBelmain (author) on November 15, 2011:

@hamshi5433: Rice Krispie Treats are one of those things that even if you mess it up, it still tastes excellent ;)

hamshi5433 on November 15, 2011:

I love rice crisp squares! I hope it comes out good if i try to make it myself though :D

JoleneBelmain (author) on November 07, 2011:

@MintySea: I really love rice krispie treats too, they are so delicious :)

MintySea on November 07, 2011:

yum

JoleneBelmain (author) on August 23, 2011:

@poutine: Yeah, my kids are huge fans too lol... always a fan fav.

poutine on August 23, 2011:

We love that stuff around here.

JoleneBelmain (author) on August 19, 2011:

@squid-janices7: Ooooh that sounds like it would almost taste like a peanut butter cup, sounds delicious :)

squid-janices7 on August 19, 2011:

I love the traditional treats as well as the peanut butter rice krispie bars with the chocolate frosting. Yummy!

JoleneBelmain (author) on August 18, 2011:

@fireblazzer: One of my favourite treats when I was a child as well... always a crowd pleaser :)

fireblazzer on August 18, 2011:

perfect lens... i love rice krispy treats.. who doesent.. lol

i used to eat these by the truck loads.. i might buy one today

cinstress on May 06, 2011:

great recipe

Teri Villars from Phoenix, Arizona on April 22, 2011:

Very nicely done! Made me hungry for some vittles! ha!

anonymous on April 07, 2011:

I remember these, my Mom used to make them a lot. Suddenly I would like to have a Rice Krispie Treat, I'm almost sure I'm noticing that special smell.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 06, 2009:

I just stopped by to wish you, and those who surround you with love, a very merry holiday season. Many blessings in the New Year.

Ladymermaid

Themiscorkscrew on December 04, 2009:

They are awesome! Love them so much 5 stars!

Davidfstillwagon on November 20, 2009:

Rice krispie treats are terrific! My mom used to make them all the time. Great lens 5* and fav'd it

Davidfstillwagon on November 20, 2009:

Rice krispie treats are terrific! My mom used to make them all the time. Great lens 5* and fav'd it

JenniferAkers LM on November 12, 2009:

Thanks for the recipe (and the history of how Rice Krispie treats became a well-known treat). I've made them for holidays and with the different cereal flavors, you can really be creative. Great lens!

AppalachianCoun on June 02, 2009:

These treats are really good and so is your lens. Thank-you.

tdove on April 22, 2009:

Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on January 12, 2009:

Welcome to the Comfort Food Group.