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Superlative Rice Krispie Treats


In my last post I posted what I consider to be a good recipe for Rice Krispie Treats. The recipe for today's treats is a superlative one. Years ago I read an article by Peg Bracken entitled "When you want to hang a ruffle on." Her article described ways that you could add a little flair to an ordinary meal when you had unexpected guests. Well, if you want to hang a ruffle on your Rice Krispie Treats this is the recipe for you. I found this recipe recently on a delightful website called Mennonite Girls Can Cook. It reminded me of a recipe from my childhood neighbor, June. Her bars were called Special K Bars. I believe back in that era Special K cereal was similar to Rice Krispies and not flaked as it is today. Anyway, this recipe is delicious and you might want to try it if you need a dessert and don't feel like heating up the oven.

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Superlative Rice Krispie Treats

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips

In a saucepan combine the sugar and light corn syrup and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Add the Rice Krispies and stir well to combine. Spread into a buttered 9" x 13" pan. Melt together the butterscotch and chocolate chips and spread over the Krispie layer. (You can melt them in the microwave in three 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.) Let cool and cut into bars. Enjoy!

We made a whirlwind trip to Ohio over the weekend where we were met by our son-in-law who came to take Megan and Drew home. We had a rather pleasant trip with no delays and beautiful green landscape all along the way. Unfortunately Meg, Jim, and Drew were delayed quite a bit by a horrendous rain storm that has left them without power for over twenty-four hours. Then to make it even worse Drew got sick during the night and threw up and they had to try to clean things up in the dark. Tonight they are staying with Jim's sister and brother-in-law and we are praying that their power will be restored very soon. On a more positive note Megan had a good check up at the doctor today and got to hear the baby's heart beat. 🙂

Becka


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3 Comments on “Superlative Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. #1 Ann
    on Jul 20th, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Ah yes – kids getting sick in the night – such memories! But at least we never had to deal with it with no power. . .

    The recipe you just posted is one I’ve used for a long time – it’s in a recipe book I got for my wedding. It’s a keeper!

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Jul 20th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Those look yummy! My folks in MI have been without power several times in the last week or so. :o(

  3. #3 Mary S.
    on Jul 21st, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I make similar cookies substituting Cheerios or corn flakes for the Rice Krispies–I don’t always have the chocolate or butterscotch chips around, so I often just do without the topping. The kids still love them.


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