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rice krispie treats: two ways

Some of my fondest childhood memories were getting to stay over at my Memaw and Pepaw’s house (that’s Southern for Grandma and Grandpa). Whenever I stayed the night there, my Memaw would cook me one of my favorite childhood dinners. It was Tyson chicken nuggets with plenty of ketchup, crinkle cut french fries, baked beans, and a dinner roll spread with Parkay margarine. If I close my eyes, I still remember it exactly how it looked on her blue floral scalloped plates, and exactly how it tasted.  While that meal isn’t the epitome of culinary greatness or gourmet by any means, it was made with so much love – and that’s what I remember most.

On the other hand, my Memaw is a fantastic cook – I adore her cornbread dressing, potato salad, and especially her macaroni and cheese. She has shared many of her recipes (the few that were written down anyway) with me and I am looking forward to sharing them with you on the blog!

Rice krispie treats are an iconic childhood food, and one I remember making quite a few times myself as a kid. I am hoping these fun treats will bring back some fond food memories for you! Even if you never ate rice krispie treats as a kid, you can be any age to appreciate them – they are delicious and completely addictive.

The iconic recipe is made a little more exciting by the addition of Oreos in one variation and cake batter in the other. I made them both for a football party and sliced them really big. They were devoured pretty quickly!

I guess we are all kids at heart. Please share some of your favorite childhood food memories in the comments. I’d love to read about them!

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 10 Oreos, chopped

Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows, and stir until melted. Stir in the cereal and Oreos, and then press into the prepared pan and let cool.

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1 1.75 oz container of sprinkles

Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows, and stir until melted. Stir in the cake mix and sprinkles, and then press into the prepared pan, and let cool.

Recipe Tips:

  • When pressing the treats into the pan, do it gently. Don’t pack it down or it’ll make for dry treats!
  • If you want your treats thicker, use a smaller pan.
  • A knife sprayed with nonstick spray makes for clean cuts.
  • When mixing in the sprinkles, be gentle or the colors of the sprinkles will run. But if you’re not as type A about baking as I am, it is probably no big deal.

Recipe Source: Both recipes are from one of my very favorite food blogs, How Sweet It Is. How Sweet It Is got the Oreo Rice Krispie recipe from Picky Palate, and the Cake Batter treats are an original creation from How Sweet It is.

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