Yes it’s that time of year again, so I’m presenting you with this colorful treat. A twist on the traditional rice krispy squares. The recipe comes from a site called “cravingsofalunatic.com“. I’m doing a class at the PC Cooking School at Maple Leaf Gardens this coming week – that’s in the heart of Pride festivities and wanted something just as colorful as some of the costumes you might see (or not see as the case may be), so thought I would share this easy to make recipe with you.
The original called for Trix Cereal. Remember that!? I remember mum walking by that section calling it sugary junk as she put the Corn Flakes in our shopping cart. I couldn’t find Trix (silly rabbit) in my grocery store, but did manage to find Fruit Loops (but any colorful cereal will do). We’ve been good avoiding sugary cereals all our life, so now it’s time to spoil ourselves. I must tell you, these are sweet but look so good and taste great, that they would be great to take to a bbq or event. They won’t last, kids – of all ages, will devour them. The photographs below show an embellishment with jelly beans and extra marshmallows (that I melted and spread on top). These treats really don’t need it, but sometimes you have to sacrifice for the sake of a good picture :). I also did a trial batch so cut the quantities in half to get a thinner square (it’s all about portion control) – they didn’t last long – so much for portion control! Happy Pride week to all friends and visitors to our city! As always – enjoy!H
1 x 400g bag of mini marshmallows, you can use the colored ones or the white ones
10 cups Trix cereal, Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles – any colorful cereal will do
¼ cup butter
Spray a 9 x 13″ dish with oil or butter it, then line it with parchment and spray or butter the parchment
Place the butter and marshmallows in a glass bowl and pop in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes to melt, watch it as it might burn – stir it at the 1 minute 30 second mark, then again at the end – please use oven mitts when removing the bowl from the microwave, it will be hot. Make sure you coat the spatula with butter or spray with oil to avoid the mixture sticking to it
Mix in the cereal and stir
Pour into the prepared pan and press down with a greased or sprayed spoon – let cool slightly
Cut into squares and serve
Enjoy the rainbow of flavors!