Monday, March 7, 2011

Puffed Rice Treats

Growing up I never made those puffed-rice crisp Brand Name treats. 
Not once.
This probably had to do with my mother not wanting to clean melted marshmallow out of her pans (they still do not own a microwave to this day... le sigh.) which is understandable, but still, boo-urns.
I decided I needed to correct this childhood oversight.

1/2 stick of butter. Melt.
However, I was merely following the instructions on the back of my package of mini-marshmallows, so there isn't much of anything magical going on.
Beyond the magic that is the gooey-sweet crispy.

Add marshmallows to melted butter.
Microwave until melted.

Stir in puffed rice and place in greased, tinfoil-lined pan.
Allow to cool.

That's it?
No problem.
Tho I used organic puffed brown rice cereal instead of the brand name.
Don't worry. I'm not going all hippie-crunchy-vegetarian on you.
It was just cheaper...


TB said...

I love these so much! I should make some, but I'm afraid I'd end up eating the whole pan.

RocknRollGourmet said...

That is an entirely plausible hazard of making these. But it's mostly air, right?
And air is GOOD for you!

TB said...

Good point! Also, there is a lot less butter in them than I thought there was, so they really aren't THAT bad for you. They have to be healthier than the versions they sell at the grocery store checkout, surely.