Rice Krispies Treats
|Alternative names||Rice Krispies squares, Rice Krispies bars, Rice Krispies buns, Rice Krispies cakes|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Created by||Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day, Kellogg Company (1939)|
|Main ingredients||Rice Krispies, butter or margarine, marshmallows|
Rice Krispies Treats (also called Rice Krispie Treats, RKTs, bars, or buns and alternatively cakes, Marshmallow Treats, Marshmallow Squares, or Rice Krispies Squares in Canada) are a confection commonly made through binding Kellogg's Rice Krispies or another crisp rice cereal together with butter or margarine and marshmallow. While traditionally home-made, Kellogg's began to market the treats themselves in 1995.
Rice Krispies Treats were invented in 1939 by Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day at the Kellogg Company home economics department as a fund raiser for Camp Fire Girls. Kellogg's began to commercially produce plain and chocolate-based treats under the trademark brand-names of "Rice Krispies Treats" (in the U.S. and Mexico), "Squares" (in Canada, Ireland and the U.K.) and "LCMs" (in Australia and New Zealand) in 1995; however, other manufacturers had offered similar products under variant names (such as "Crisped Rice Treats" or "Marshmallow Treats") prior to this. Kellogg's has also offered a breakfast cereal based on the confection since the 1990s.
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