February 2, 2022

Classic Rice Krispies

Ok - so before my mother calls to tell me I haven't posted "all month" I figured I should get on here and post this one quick. I have been trying really hard to avoid dairy lately - I am allergic, it makes me puffy, and I have dress fittings every couple of weeks which makes being puffy a problem. Last week I did AWESOME - I had 1/4 cup of cheese the whole week! This week... not so much.

As I've said before it's hard for me to go an entire day without something sweet, so I have to find no dairy alternatives whenever possible. (I don't include butter on my no-dairy weeks, because I don't react to it!) Oddly enough, rice krispies sounded amazing - so I whipped up a batch. Not just any version... my mom's version. Caution: there will be butter. My mom doubles the butter and adds an extra 1/2 bag of marshmallows - which totally explains why her rice krispies were the best on the block when I was a kid!

We have made many many batches of these over the years - somehow on a trip to Kansas that my parents took to visit family they came back with a new rule. If somone - anyone in the house starts a new row in the rice krispy pan, you have to finish it. So, if you are that person who takes a little one inch sliver from one side - you started a row with that tiny thing and now the rest of us would have to finish the row. (I should say that 9 times out of 10 we didn't mind finishing the row!)

6 cups of rice krispies
6 tablespoons butter
1 and 1/2 bags of mini marshmallows

You know how to make these... melt the butter and the marshmallows in a pan, add the rice krispies and flatten them into a well greased 13x9 cake pan. Preferably one with a lid so that they don't dry out.

*Next time - I am going to brown 1/2 the butter in a skillet, while I'm melting the other 1/2 of the butter and the marshmallows in a seperate pan. When the marshmallows are almost completely melted I will pour the brown butter into the marshmallow mixutre and complete the recipe that way. Brown butter makes everything better, and it would also give these a toffee under tone that would be awesome!!



Taylor said... [Reply to comment]

I love me a good old fashioned rice krispie treat!! I'm always the one starting the new row with just a tiny sliver...it never fails that I end up eating the whole row!

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