Sunday 18 March 2012


chocolate chip rice krispies squares!
                                     butter your baking dish well and your life will be made a lot easier later on...
everything with be sticky, including your hands!
spray pam on your spatula to smoosh the rice krispies down into the dish
unlike me, you will wait an appropriate amount of time to cut your squares so that they come out with clean edges
 impatience is delicious nonetheless!

For a tried and true Rice Krispies Cereal Square recipe, try this classic one HERE if you don't like chocolate chips *horrors!*

What a perfect snack for the kids' lunch boxes!  When you add in some other healthy optional mix-ins (ground flaxseed is my favourite), you can alleviate the sugar-guilt by rationalizing that you've added something healthy in there!

Cakebrain's Chocolate Chip Rice Krispies Squares
makes a LOT of squares! This is a double-batch to fit my large rectangular pyrex baking dish.
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 8 cups marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 cups rice krispies cereal (get the brown rice, gluten free cereal!)
  • 1 cup dark mini chocolate chips
  • optional: nuts, sprinkles, more mini marshmallows, chocolate-covered candies, other types of cereal  [evil mommy idea: mix in ground flax! i do it all the time!  ;p]

  1. Melt margarine in a large microwave-safe container (I used a pyrex bowl) along with the marshmallows for 2 minutes.   Continue to heat for one minute intervals until you see the marshmallows start to puff up slightly.   Using a rubber spatula, test the marshmallows by stirring them.  Continue to heat in short spurts until the marshmallows are melted and can be stirred smooth.   Remove from microwave. Stir in vanilla.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cereal.  Stir in the melted marshmallow mixture, incorporating the cereal.  Continue stirring until coated well.  Toss in the mini chocolate chips.  If your marshmallow mixture is still hot, you will see some of your chocolate morsels melt.  It's okay...just carry on!  If you would like to add any other optional mix-ins, do it now!

  3. Press into a large rectangular buttered baking pan (or sprayed with non-stick spray). Allow to cool; cut into squares.


amlamonte said...

OH MY GOSH I THINK WE HAVE THE SAME PLATES! i love them! and i have bowls like that too, do you have the bowls?

and also...mmm these look yummy! i am interested in desserts made of grains other than wheat...rice krispies and rice pudding are a fav. any good ideas on corn meal? i've been pondering corn meal lately...

thelittleloaf said...

Rice krispie squares were the first thing I ever learnt to make and I absolutely love them. Not made a batch in ages but you've made me want to get out the krispies and start mixing!

Cakebrain said...

a. maren,
well, it seems as if we DO have the same plates: great minds think alike! :) I have the bowls too and little round side plates and 2 large serving bowls and 2 medium serving bowls. Have you seen the same pattern but in a white colour? I really wanted them too but can't justify having 2 sets of the same thing!

little loaf,
yah, you can't go wrong with this classic!

Anh said...

yum yum! rice krispie is such a wonderful snack.

Cakebrain said...

sometimes if feels nice to revisit childhood faves!

Connie the Cookie Monster said...

last week i think i made about three 9x14 pans of rice krispies and i ate them all by myself ahah!


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