Rice Krispie Treats – Wow

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Rice Krispie Treats
2 recipes – displays – shapes
Rice Krispie Treats are not just for lunch boxes. I usually add more cereal to make a healthier snack and often sneak benefiber into the melt marshmallows to kick-up the fiber level for better glucose usage. If I am using Cocoa Rice Krispies or fruity Pebbles I add some Regular Rice Krispies to cut that over sugary taste.
Easter is soon.
Carrot Patch Rice Krispie Display
Looks like the critters were rolled in coconut.
Color the coconut in a plastic bag – less messy.
Spring Flower Treats Display
Mold in a bowl and flower cookie cuttered treats on a bamboo stick.
Cocoa Rice Krispie Footballs.
Or you could make one big football on a platter.
I like to add peanut butter about half a small jar and some regular Rice Krispies.
Less sweet.
Beach Rice Krispie Display
Snowmen are easily shapped by hand.
Ornaments using Rollos or Mini-Reeses
4 Ways to serve.
Notice the fruity and regular rice cerals were mixed.
Rice Krispie Treat Pops
Balls were rolled and/or drizzled in decorations before adding popsiscle sticks.
**   R E C I P E S  **
White Chocolate Lemon Rice Krispie Treats
Total Time:  20 minutes
3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
4 Cups Miniature Marshmallows
6 Cups Rice Krispies
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
1-1/2 tsp Lemon Zest, Not Compressed (about 2 Large Lemons)
Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan.
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Stir white chocolate chips and lemon zest into marshmallow mixture.
Add in Rice Krispies® cereal and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Spray a 13×9-inch pan or cookie sheet and a spatula with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour Lemonade Rice Krispies® mixture into pan and spread with spatula.
Cool completely.
Carmel Topped Treats
Saint Patrik’s Day
Change Food Coloring and Sprinkles to match the Holiday.

Make a normal pan of Rice Krispy Treats

Rice Krispy Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons of butter
1 10 oz. package of regular marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows
6 cups of Rice Krispies

Carmel Ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Normal Directions:
1. Melt butter over sauce pan on low.
2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
3. Mix in Rice Krispies until evenly coated.

Microwave Directions for a quicker & mess free way:
1. Melt butter in the microwave about 20-35 secs depending if your butter is room temperature or frozen.
(If you are coloring your Rice Krispies like we did- add food coloring after your butter is melted and mix well.

2. Add marshmallows put in microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and the marshmallows will soften. If not completely melted put in for another 30 seconds.
3. Add your Rice Krispies.
4. Place in buttered 9×13 pan. Make sure the Rice Krispies are packed in. ( You can use a bottom of a measuring cup to do this so it doesn’t stick to your fingers)

While those are cooling you can make your carmel. You can use store bought and just melt the cubes, but I would suggest using All Recipes Carmel Recipe… it makes such a difference.

All Recipe Carmel Recipe
1. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, 1 cup cream and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then stir in remaining 1 cup cream.
2. Heat, without stirring, to 242 degrees F (116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into a cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
3. Pour over Rice Krispy Treats.

Sprinkle some festive St Patty’s Day and white sprinkles … or ones to match the occasion.
Just some Cocoa Krispie bars

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I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Michigan and now live in California. After I graduated from Troy High School (Detroit, MI suburb) in 1965, I went to Western Michigan University and got a BA in English and Linguistics and later a MA in Teaching of Read

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