SURPRISE!! It’s kind of like April Fools’ Day 3 days late. You were probably expecting some really delicious main course from Mom’s Recipe Box, but it’s a very busy day for me, after a very busy week. Tomorrow’s recipe is much more exciting, I promise! This recipe was in her recipe box, so I’m at least staying true to my plan, AND it’s the ORIGINAL recipe cut from a box of actual Rice Krispies a long, long time ago, in a land not so far away. Besides, if you live in another country, you may have never had them. I personally can’t keep them in my house. They are my weakness and I will eat a whole pan in one day if I don’t keep myself in check! Not kidding!!
Oh, look at the lovely orange color! Yummm! I don’t have any specific Rice Krispie Treats memories of childhood, but they are cheap and easy to make so go ahead and whip up a batch (or double it like I did) and make your kids smile! You can’t fail with this one!
Yay! They’re done! and it only took about 15 minutes. Your kids will think you worked so hard on them, especially if you toss a little flour on yourself, even though there is no flour in them. I never got that commercial because it assumes that kids and husbands are stupid and mine definitely aren’t. They pick up on EVERYTHING!
the orange just takes something away from it
Of course, if you like color, you can always add food coloring to the marshmallow and butter before you dump in the cereal. I think I have tried every color under the rainbow….probably even orange….for Halloween you know. Here’s the recipe from Mom’s Recipe Box.
As you can see, it’s quite old and taped to a yellow index card. I have no idea where we got the yellow cards, but we had a lot of them! All of my flashcards for learning colors and shapes were on them too. They recipe must have been attached to a coupon for Rice Krispies, my famous deductive reasoning skills told me that, because it says so and the bottom is perforated. I originally thought is was cut from a box, but I was mistaken.
It’s obviously a well used recipe as evidenced by all the smudges and stains. Those are the best kind! Most of the recipes that I see today have a tsp. of vanilla added in also. I usually make them that way, but I stayed true to the original recipe today…..except for doubling it. Believe it or not, I ha…..oh…..nevermind….I ate one. Now I have to cut them up and put them on a plate so no one knows. My father-in-law is coming for dinner tonight.
Since this is the inaugural post of Mom’s Recipe Box, I have to say thank you, Mom, for leaving me such a delicious legacy. I can probably eat well for the next couple of years just using the recipes from your box. I guess we’ll find out. I miss you today, but I know you want me to be happy and Rice Krispies Treats definitely make me happy. I love you. I think I’ll have another and say it was in honor of you.
In the oven tomorrow: Lebanese Meat Pies
- Nutella Rice Krispie Treats (sweetswithsara.wordpress.com)
- Rice krispie cakes and cornflake cakes (heavenlyveganbaking.wordpress.com)
- Oreo Rice Krispie Treats (awienerdoginthekitchen.com)
- 5 Ways to Hack the Rice Krispie Treat (No Baking Required) (brit.co)
- Festive Easter Rice Krispie Treats (annashortcakes.wordpress.com)
- A Way to Repurpose Marshmallow Peeps (sfmcnews.com)
- Oreo Rice krispie Treats (rayraysrecipes.wordpress.com)
- Butterfinger Rice Krispie Treats (betterinbulk.net)
- Rice Krispie Easter Nests (thethreadaffect.com)