I love desserts. This should come as no surprise and is part of the way that my sweetheart and I got together. Flirting over black hole cakes and cobblers seems like a great way to get to know someone in my opinion.
I love the cookies and the decadent chocolate things and the freezer desserts and…well…you get the point. However, there is a soft spot in my heart for the quick and dirty Rice Cereal treats, aka Krispie treats, Rice Krispie treats and Those Marshmallow Cereal Things.
So, the other day I was wandering about my food storage room and found a large bag of oversized marshmallows which reminded me that we hadn’t had Krispies in a long time. So I whipped up a batch… They were… Chewy. Very very very chewy. So chewy it was hard to get a knife through them and harder still to eat. This, dear readers, is what happens when your marshmallows are around six months old and the bag may or may not have been clawed open by the cat but since you threw away the one marshmallow with claw marks in it it’s okay right?
The whole pan required being microwaved to liquify the marshmallow again enough that I could dump it in the garbage. This left me sad and unfulfilled, for now I craved the sugary marshmallow treats. So last night was take two with fresh marshmallows and much better results!
Now…to explain the fruity part. Pre-Bunneh I had only ever made krispie treats with rice cereal and marshmallows, maybe the occasional bag of M&Ms, but Bunneh introduced splitting the cereal and putting in part Rice Krispies and part Fruity Pebbles (Dinosaur flakes or whatever your particular brand is called). This is now my FAVORITE way to eat these treats. Fruity, sugary, totally bad for you except that the cereal is vitamin fortified…but sometimes it’s just a classic, crunchy, chewy, comfortable food…and I’m okay with that.
Fruity Rice Cereal Treats
2 bags mini marshmallows (80 large marshmallows)
4 cups Fruity Pebbles Cereal
6 cups Rice Krispies
1/4 cup butter
Place marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl. In a small bowl melt the butter and pour over the marshmallows. Microwave the mixture for 2-3 minutes until the marshmallows puff and melt. Stir well. Add cereals a cup at a time until perfect marshmallow/cereal ratio has been achieved. Scoop into a greased 9×13 dripper pan. Wet hands lightly and press treats into the corners. Allow to set before devouring.
Note: The amount of cereal may vary depending on the type of cereal you use. The generic brands tend to be a little drier so you don’t need as much. You may require upto a total of 12 cups of cereal if you are using the high quality brands. In the end I don’t see a lot of flavor difference so I tend to use the generics unless I’m really trying to impress the guests. 🙂