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|
|Main ingredients||Rice Krispies, butter or margarine, marshmallows|
|Cookbook: Rice Krispies Treats Media: Rice Krispies Treats|
Rice Krispies Treats (also called Rice Krispies squares, bars, buns, cakes, or Marshmallow Squares) are a confection commonly made through binding Kellogg's Rice Krispies or another crisp rice cereal together using a combination of butter or margarine and melted marshmallows or marshmallow creme. 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 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.