Creative Crispy Treats
By Janey Kinley
AmesEats Flavors Writer
Rice crispy treats are often known as the go-to treat in times of crisis. After all, nothing says ‘classic’ quite like a big blue box, a bag of marshmallows and a bit of butter. Although the simplicity of the recipe may be the reason you keep turning to these treats, don’t be afraid to channel your inner creativity the next time you whip up a batch.
- Start by simply mixing in some peanut butter or melted milk chocolate.
- Although rice crispy treats are generally low in calories, brown rice or whole grain cereals can be used to make more nutrient-dense variations. Toss in some sliced almonds, chopped pecans, raisins or even dark chocolate chips to add crunch or sweetness.
- Throw in any ingredient that gets your taste buds watering: M&Ms, crushed Oreos, dried cranberries, or even coconut. Mix and match ingredients to keep your family and friends on their toes!
- Once you’ve broken your initial creativity barrier, coat your hands in cooking spray and dig into those rice crispies to form pops on kabob sticks. Dip them in almond bark, drizzle themwith white chocolate, or use a Mason jar to create a centerpiece until dessert rolls around.
Next time you fall back on the classic Rice Krispie Treat recipe, take a few extra minutes to create something new, fun, and uniquely delicious!