Rice Krispies Treats
|Alternative name(s)||Rice Krispies squares, Rice Krispies bars, Rice Krispies buns, Rice Krispies cakes|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Creator(s)||Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day, Kellogg Company|
|Main ingredient(s)||Rice Krispies, butter or margarine, marshmallows|
Rice Krispies Treats (also called Rice Krispies squares, bars, buns or cakes) are a sweet dessert or snack made from Rice Krispies or other crisp rice cereal, melted butter or margarine, and either melted marshmallows or marshmallow creme, the latter which allows the treat to be suitable for vegetarians. While they can be made at home, they can also be found available for purchase.
Sometimes marshmallows and/or cereal that is seasonal is used to make these treats holiday-specific. There are many other variations to the treat – adding caramel instead of marshmallows, adding condensed milk to the mixture before adding the Rice Krispies, using corn syrup and peanut butter, adding chocolate chips, nuts, flavoring agents, M&M's or other candy. Chocolate crackles are a similar item. Kellogg's produces plain and chocolate-based treats under the names of "Rice Krispies Treats" (in the U.S.), "Rice Krispies Squares" (in Canada and the U.K.) and "LCMs" (in Australia and New Zealand).
Kellogg's company came out with a cereal based on this treat. Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats cereal briefly surged in popularity, and received a 6 out of 7 rating on popular breakfast critic website Mr. Breakfast. Recently this cereal has become harder to find, though a page on the Kellogg's website can help make finding their rarer cereals easy.
- Kelloggs.com Official Recipe and nutrition facts
- More recipes and product information from Rice Krispies Canada
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