January 13, 2014

Simply Yummy

Sometimes a girl just needs a Rice Krispies Square.  Or two.
Sometimes a boy needs one, too.
Joking, of course.  But, you get the idea.

The other day, the girls and boys at my house were happy.

All of us were happy.  These have that effect.

I used to laugh about the fact that when I would send these to school
with my children (when my children went to a physical school),
the adults would comment on how they were the best.

What was different about this recipe from the rest?
Perhaps it's the number of marshmallows used?
The ratio of sticky stuff to crunchy stuff is just right?
No skimping on ingredients?  Brand name only?

I'm not exactly sure.
But, they are simply yummy.

~ Simply Yummy Rice Krispies Squares ~

1/3 cup Butter
60 Regular Sized Marshmallows (Jet Puffed)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
8 cups Rice Krispies (Kellogg's Brand)

In large heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter
with the marshmallows over low heat**.

**Don't be tempted to turn up the heat to hurry them along.

It doesn't work.  It ends in disaster.  Trust me, I know these things.
Be patient.  It takes time.  Stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Add in the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well mixed.
Pour into parchment lined 9 x 13 pan.
Butter hands well and press down until evenly distributed in pan.
Cool in fridge until they hold their shape when cut.

These freeze really well.



Heather said...

Oh my goodness, I love Rice Krispie squares! My mom-in-law will make only me a plate of them once in awhile or for my birthday :)
I'll have to try your recipe as it looks a little different from what I have done in the past.

Maryann said...

I love these things, and homemade is so much better than what you get in the box. This recipe is just a tad different than the one I use, I will have to give it a try.
I recently found a recipe for Rice Krispie Treats that included crumbled bacon and maple syrup, that sounded good too, and I never thought about freezing them...love that idea!
Blessings to you

Lisa said...

Oh, these look SO yummy! Rice Krispies are one of our favorite treats! Can't wait to try your recipe :)

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Never wrong with a Rice Krispie Treat..

Your tricks sound like what I do.. and I totally agree. You can't hurry them along. Make em slow and eat em up fast!! :)

Camille said...

Dear Heather ~ Sounds like you are an expert in this department...I hope you approve. :)

Dear Maryann ~ Oh, yes...homemade is always better! And...freezing...yes, wrap individually, seal in a freezer bag and you are good to go! Goodies on the run! :)

Dear Lisa ~ Come on over and we will share. :)

Dear Bevy ~ Yes, the trick is in being patient...I agree! The most difficult thing is waiting for them to get cool enough to cut...wouldn't you agree? :)

Many Blessings,

Patrinas Pencil said...

Haven't made in in 20 some years! But you've successfully tempted me to make a batch for the grand kids.

I love Austin's dangerous creation! that is too cool. I love the EYES in the warm hug!Contentment.

Camille said...

Dear Patrina ~ Ooohhh...your grandkids will be sooo happy! Thank you for your kind words about the eyes and Austin's creation. :)

Many Blessings,