In terms of classic, memory-evoking recipes, I don’t know if there is a bigger recipe for me than Rice Krispie squares. Never falling prey to regional or familial variations, Rice Krispie squares are fast to make and faster to eat! I decided to make some for M’s visit- they are one of his favourite treats, so I know that they will be well appreciated. They are also quite simple to make, and given that I haven’t been baking and cooking as much as I could be, this was a good way to get back into it again! So, for those experienced cooks and those brand new to the kitchen, the ever easy Rice Krispie squares:
-1/4 cup of salted butter (plus extra for pan)
-6 cups of Rice Krispies
-Regular sized bag of marshmallows (250g bag, works out to be 5 cups of marshmallows)
1.Grease 13’x9′ pan with butter; set aside.
2. Melt 1/4 cup butter on medium heat in medium sized pan on stove.
3. Slowly add in marshmallows, continually stirring until marshmallows are completely melted.
4. Stir in cereal and mix thoroughly.
5. Press into buttered pan; let rest.
What Do I Change?
-Use five cups of Rice Krispies instead of six- the treats will be chewier, and you won’t have as many loose pieces falling off after.
-If using regular sized marshmallows, rip them in half as you add them to help them melt faster.
-I am not a fan of margarine- I don’t care that it is apparently healthier, it’s gross and if you are going to the trouble of eating a Rice Krispie square, accept that it’s a dessert with butter. (The original recipe calls for margarine).
What I love about Rice Krispie squares is that they are suitable for any holiday or occasion, they transport incredibly easily, and as long as they are kept sealed, they hold up relatively well for a good length of time. If you want to do Christmas themed squares, pick up the white, red, and green Rice Krispies available during the holidays for just that reason! If you are so inclined, you can also use cookie cutters to cut them into shapes. (I usually stick with cutting into rectangles.) You could also mix in candy or sprinkles to jazz them up if you feel that they are too plain for your liking!
What is your go to, easy to make dessert that you can take anywhere? Please leave the recipe below for everyone to try out!