Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rice Krispie Treats

This is just a little bit different from the recipe you'll find on the back of the box. First off, the truth is the amount of Rice Krispies is a good guess. A really good guess, but still pretty much a guess. You can put more or less in depending on how much marshmallow you want.  I never measure, I just start pouring, mixing, pouring and mixing. The second big difference is there will be no annoying quarter bag of marshmallows left around. The recipe on the back of the box is about using cereal, they don't care about the marshmallows. Lastly, I only use margarine when making this. If you use butter it tastes off, kind of oily. So don't think butter will make it better. This is one of the few cases where butter backfires.

6 cups Rice Krispies
3 Tablespoons margarine
1 Package (10 oz., about 40) miniature marshmallows or regular sized ones

1 - melt margarine in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2 - Add Rice Krispies. Stir until well coated.
3 - Using (buttered) spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13x9x2-inch pan coated with cooking spray (we use a non-stick pan and don't spray).

Cut into 2x2 inch squares when cool and EAT! Best eaten the same day or soon after.

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