Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Finishing the Year with a Familiar Favorite

Rice Krispie Bars

Everyone loves Rice Krispie bars, right? And most everyone has a unique way that they prefer them...with chocolate chips, with peanut butter, with frosting on top...I even know someone who prefers the packaged Rice Krispie Treats you can buy at the store to homemade ones (which I don't quite understand, but to each their own). Personally, I like them best pure and unadulterated - and if we're getting really picky, I like to call them "bars" and not "treats". I make them the way my mom made them when I was little: with considerably more butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies per pan than the recipe printed on the back of the cereal box calls for. The result is (I think) more chewy and satisfying than the standard Rice Krispie bar, and it's a dessert that pleases friends and families just as much as some of the fancier desserts I make. If I'm making them for my sister or other vegetarians in my life, I'm careful to use marshmallows that are free of animal byproducts - I find them at my local co-op.

I won't go into another long soliloquy about why I've been away from my blog for so long - my first semester of graduate school has definitely taken its toll on other areas of my life. Know that you have been missed, blog readers, and I'm excited to make blogging a more regular priority in 2010. Happy (almost) New Year!

Searching for other easy dessert recipes? Try a Chocolate Deli Cake or Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies.


Jay said...

I agree: they're bars, not "treats." My mom also always called Jell-O jigglers "Knox blocks."

Anonymous said...

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Elisabeth said...

Jay, I just googled Knox blocks - I was convinced that must be a Gablerism, but lo and behold, there is actually a RECIPE for Knox blocks!

Anonymous...thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

Heide said...

Nothing says a classic, like Rice Krispie bars. Thanks for posting it.

Elisabeth said...

You're welcome!