Rice Krispies Squares

by fattydumpling

For the past three weeks, I’ve been leaving home before the sun fully rises and coming home when the sun has already fallen asleep.

I’ve been slipping into black clothes, brushing my hair, and bumping into suit-wearing men and women on the subway early every morning. Well, there’s actually quite a melange of people. There’s people in heels, in Uggs, in sneakers, in old man loafers… I feel really neat going downtown, though, heading towards a high rise building like the people with briefcases do in the movies.

Thankfully, my colleagues aren’t stuffy and serious like they are in the movies. They aren’t insane like the characters in the TV shows either. They’re good peeps to have around, and I believe that they might like having me around too. Doesn’t matter anyways—we’re stuck with each other for the next 3 months.

I had been craving home-made rice krispy squares for a while now. Apparently, my family had been craving them too—all of the squares were eaten before I could capture a photo of them.

This recipe from Kelloggs gives easy, sweet, and chewy squares that makes me reminisce about the time I made batches upon batches of these as a kid with my mom and sibs. My dad hung around while we made them to eat them.

Rice Krispies Squares
recipe by Kellogg Company

50 ml (1/4 cup) margarine or butter
250 g pkg. (about 40) regular marshmallows*
2 ml (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract (optional)
1.5 L (6 cups) rice krispies cereal

In large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine. Add marshmallows, stir until melted and well blended. Remove from heat.

Stir in vanilla. Add cereal, stirring until coated.

Using lightly-buttered spatula, press into buttered 3.5 L (13.9” pan. Cool. Cut into squares.

*Also equals 1.24 L (5 cups) miniature marshmellows. For chewier squares, use an additional (1 cup) regular or miniature marshmallows (approx. 8 larege marshmallows).