Friday, 26 January 2018

Fries Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

As someone who absorbs a lot of content from America through TV shows and the internet, I went a very long time thinking that Rice Krispie treats were something exclusive to America that I would never get to try - until I decided to look into what they were a few months ago and realised that we actually do have them in Australia! 

Kellogg's Rice Krispie cereal is known as Rice Bubbles here in Australia (which I think makes a lot more sense), and our version of Rice Krispie treats are called LCM Bars (which does NOT make sense, hence why I'll be calling them "Rice Krispie Treats"). 

When I realised that these treats that I grew up with taking to school for lunch were still so popular to this day, I knew I had to try making them myself. I didn't bother colouring my first batch or anything, but I fell in love with these sweet, crunchy treats instantly and knew that I had to think of a way to feature them on the blog.

Fast forward a few months, and here we are! Fries shaped Rice Krispie Treats, what could be better?! Fries are my go-to favourite thing to get from any fast food place, so I knew I had to make something to honour such a delicious food.


♡  Rice Bubbles/Rice Krispies cereal
♡ Marshmallows (I recommend using white ones as they will colour better)
♡ Yellow and red food colour
♡ Butter

1. Melt your butter in the microwave, or in a saucepan.

Sprinkle some marshmallows in with your butter and melt those too. If you're using a microwave, make sure to do this in smaller increments as the marshmallows tend to puff up. Stir the melted marshmallows so they combine with the butter, and add more as desired.

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3. Split your mixture into two bowls. Colour on bowl red, and the other yellow.

4. Pour your Rice Krispies/Bubbles cereal into both bowls and gently stir until coated. I added more than I thought I would need so it was quite thick, as I thought it would keep its shape better.

5. Line a tray with baking paper. Spoon one mixture into one half of the tray, and press it together as much as possible. Do the same with the second mixture into the other half of the tray. Place in fridge to harden.

6. Once set, cut your red side into small rectangles to be the box for your fries, and place them on your plate. Cut your yellow side into sticks and position on top of your rectangle pieces to be the fries coming out of the box, then you're done! What a perfect way to show your appreciation for this amazing food whilst still satisfying your sweet tooth 😋

For those of you not in America, did you have a treat similar to this growing up? If so, what was called? When you think about it, these are quite a strange treat to have! Who would have thought to put those ingredients together?! I surely wouldn't have, but maybe I should try being more adventurous when it comes to food - you never know what might be the next Rice Krispie Treat! 😜

Until next time,
Indya xx