Recipes and Cooking Ideas for Homemakers and Amateur Cooks

Rice Crispy Treats

Posted on June 23, 2008
Filed Under Snacks

Back again. I survived the week of the 4-yr-olds. There were 7 of them… you know the McCaugheys that had septuplets around 10 years ago? Now I know a little bit of what the mom was going through when they were 4. Only, she couldn’t send them home mid-afternoon and then go home herself and take a nap.

The week actually went good though. The first day, they were all low-key, then they got progressively roudier each day as they learned the ropes a little better and we got used to each other. By the end of the week, there were more sommer-saults going on and more ‘falling’ off the bench during assembly and bringing an inchworm to class. Do you want proof of an inchworm in class? Here you go:

It’s the light green thing on the leaf. It was Sammie’s worm and she’d rip up little leaves for it to eat. That’s what she’s doing on the picture.   ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Teaching these little people was definitely more like being a mom than a teacher. For example, at lunchtime: “Can you open my juice/yogurt/pudding/lid for me?” “I don’t like this green stuff on my sandwich (lettuce). Can you get it off?” “I spilled my chocolate milk on my dress.” “Do you have a napkin? Look at my hands.” “I’m gonna go play now” as the lunch bag is thrown down beside me and on and on.

We had snacktime every afternoon… cookies, finger jello, rice crispy treats, pretzels, fish crackers, chocolate milk, juice, iced tea, etc. So, in honor of this post, I’m posting a rice crispy treats recipe. It’s nothing special, just the usual, probably what you’d get off of the rice crispy box.


Rice Crispy Treats

Printable recipe

1/4 cup butter
10 oz bag of marshmallows
5 1/2 cups rice crispy cereal

Melt the butter and marshmallows in the microwave.


Stir cereal in.

Press into a greased 9×13 pan. I spray cooking spray on a sandwich bag and put my hand inside to press the mixture into the pan.

Let sit for awhile till it cools and firms up. Cut into squares. If you’re making squares for 4-yr-olds, take extra time to cut the squares as evenly-sized as possible… this cuts down on the “Hey! She got the biggest piece!” and pawing through them, touching every piece, looking for the biggest one.

Serve with pretzels and chocolate milk.



5 Responses to “Rice Crispy Treats”

  1. Michelle on June 23rd, 2008 8:11 am

    It’s good to have you back! I missed the posts last week.

  2. Shannon on June 23rd, 2008 9:10 am

    Looks like you had your hands full. :) Good to hear from you again.

  3. Jo on June 23rd, 2008 12:09 pm

    Your rice krispie treats look like the kind I’d like—plenty of marshmallow goo! The only thing that would improve them would be to melt one cup of milk chocolate chips w/ one cup of butterscotch chips & spread it over top. :-) That’s the way my best friend used to make them…mmmhhmmm…

  4. Jo on June 23rd, 2008 12:10 pm

    I’ve been meaning to tell you…I tried your Zesty Mozzerella Chicken & your Glazed Carrots last week…they were a huge hit! Thanks for the new faves!!

  5. Rene on June 23rd, 2008 5:09 pm

    Welcome back! I’m in the throes of vacation bible school this week so I’m feeling a little bit kid overwhelmed myself! It sure was nice to walk out of church at noon knowing that I didn’t have to keep the peace any longer today. More to come tomorrow! BTW…I’ve made the finger jello a couple times now and it keeps turning out better each time. Thanks for that recipe!