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Sunday, November 15, 2009

"and bring some for the big kids too!"

I was reading through some older posts today, from previous years, and ran across this one from Thanksgiving 2008. We drove to Dallas for Thanksgiving last year; this year we'll be driving 1/2-mile to Ricky's daughter's house. I think I'll still make "the recipe" and take it with me... for the big kids.

The Post from November, 2008...
I had to go to the grocery store this morning. I've decided to make Marshmallow Treats for my grandkiddos, for Thanksgiving. I called all 3 of my adult daughters this morning for various getting it together reasons... and all 3 told me the same thing when I told them of my culinary surprise... "bring enough for the big kiddos too!" So off I went to the store at 7:30am, to beat the crowds (which I did).

I like using the "original brand name" cereal, not the store brand. I've found that the original is crispier and tastier... and heck, I only make the treats once or twice a year. When I found the "brand name" cereal, it didn't have the recipe on the box. (I later found that Rice Krispies puts the recipe on the inside of the box! Go figure?) The store brand did, but I didn't want that cereal. I knew what the ingredients were: puff rice cereal, marshmallows, butter... okay... got those... but no recipe.

Thank the Lord and Al Gore for the internet! I found the recipe and printed it for future use. So here dear friends, is a link to "The Original" recipe for marshmallow treats. Use it in good health!

and yes... Still thinking about food down here in French Lique...

15 comments:

mbkatc230 said...

I would have echoed your daughter's sentiments too! I love these things (as does my dentist haha). And Dixie, you never fail to crack me up - thank the Lord and Al Gore.... DH is giving me the oh dear, she's losing it look because I can't stop laughing. Have a great week down there in French Lique! Kathy

dana said...

I'm a Big OLD Kid who could eat up an entire batch of those culinary treats all by myself!! I LOVED the reference to Thank the Lord and Al Gore for the internet! You just tickled my funny bone, Dixie!

Hope all is well with you. . . it's chilly and rainy here tonight! brrrrrrr. . . . I'm not ready for the cold weather.

L, Dana

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Dixie...you are too funny! Al Gore! lol I LOVE these things! I even made them in France because...believe it or not...they have Rice Krispies and marshmallows there...as well as the internet to search for the recipe!! It was a wonderful taste of home! Happy week!...Debbie

Sarah said...

What child doesn't love these? The homemade version is the best!

Angela said...

Hey Dixie!

I love the rice crispy treats but for some reason when I have tried to make them they just don't turn out right??? I have been thinking about giving them another try. I had a coupon to get $1 off of the marshmallows so I have those and I have the cereal.

My sons preschool class had a Fall Party. He told me he wanted those "Sticky Snacks"! lol He was referring to rice crispy treats of course. I told his teacher and she actually let the kids help her make them for the party! I have bought the store bought ones already made and they just don't even come close!

Hope you have a Great Week!
Angela

donna baker said...

Miss Dixie, I butter the pan with lots of real butter and also add more marshmallows than called for. It makes them gooier (more gooey?) and then the butter taste just makes them devine. Try it.

trash talk said...

Just don't let Al know you made 'em or you'll have to make more! Or did I read he's been on a diet, oh well...these would definitely make anybody fall off the wagon!
Debbie

Willow said...

I use to make those for my kids too. Just love them.

Willow

Deb said...

everyone big and small loves those treats....

Heidi Pocketbook said...

It's been way too long since I've made any of these...probably because I can't eat just one ;-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I love these things! I can't make them, because I end up eating every one of them! (I really didn't need to see that plate full of gorgeous rice krispie treats!) laurie

Laura said...

Hey Miss Dixie-

I wish I was one of your grandkids.

I am now CRAVING rice krispie treats!

Laura

Candy said...

Sure do miss seeing ya. We need to make an appointment to get together here, Geronomio, or somewhere.
Got to run.......

Candy said...

Good to see your vintage photo pop up. And as far as gettin' caught in the tub...go baby!!! Cowgirls can handle it.
I just wish we really had time to do stuff like that.
Terry and I are working in our booth this afternoon. Have actually sold a few things...what a rush! or some might say a CHEAP thrill.
Having a blast and miss ya ;-)

Joan said...

What a great idea! Thanks for bringing these back to the forefront. I do believe it may be time to introduce Mr. B to RK Treats!