3/13/09

Rice Crispy Treats at Jason's

So I came to the United States when I was 13 years old. That means I've missed out on some of your "typical" childhood memories: like watching Princess Bride, going to Disney Land, watching Sunday morning cartoons (or is it Saturday?) and making Rice Crispy Treats!

I've tried several times to watch Princess Bride, but I just don't get it. What I get, however, is the amazing taste of rice crispy treats. I've enjoyed them several times when Katie from work brought them into the office and when Jenn gave me one for Valentine's day. Last Friday, though, I finally got to see how they are made in person at Jason's wine party!


This was such a simple recipe to follow! Melt 2 sticks of butter, add 3 bags of marshmallows, mix till everything is melted. Add 12 cups of rice crispy treats. Combine.

Pour 1/2 of the mixture into 13x9 container, sprinkle with 1 cup of chocolate chips, add the 2nd half of the mixture and sprinkle with another cup of chocolate chips. Let everything set for 10 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy.

P.S. I'm typing the recipe completely from memory (and after having a glass of wine before I began assisting Jason)...so you might want to Google a real one just to be safe :)

What are some of your favorite memories of growing up in America?

15 comments:

lesley said...

Yum, I sure haven't had rice crispy treats in awhile!! My mom looked baking and cooking so I have many good food memories growing up : )

(Ha, don't worry, I've never seen Princess Bride either ... I've seen bits and pieces and I can't ever get into it!!)

5 Star Foodie said...

OMG, you have to come over and watch Princess Bride with us one day. It's the funniest movie ever. Like you, I missed all these things, but fortunately my hubby has been great at getting me to catch up. The rice crispies with chocolate chips look yummy!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks great - I would say my favorite memory was learning to bake at the age of 4. My Aunt was my baking partner and I can remember all the fun times we had in the kitchen!!

Sophie said...

These treats look yummie, Olga!!

Nazarina A said...

OMG, I miss my Mom even more now after seeing these rice crispy treats! I am going to have to make them now.

Culinarywannabe said...

Thanks for visiting my little site! Rice Krispies are a must! I could eat the whole pan!

Melissa said...

I love rice crispy treats!I have never had them with the chocolate chips though. I am going to have to try it. :)

Sara said...

But the Princess Bride is such a good movie!

I didn't have rice krispy treats until I was in jr high at a friend's house. The friend had dyed them green...not very appetizing. I have never really gotten into them.

Your photos do make them look tempting...

cia007girl said...

it's not like we didn't have cartoons in Russia! seriously :)

Leslie said...

Love love love them!

laurel said...

I saw that movie so many times when it came out! Now you'd have to pay me to watch it. I love rice krispy treats... You reminded me that I have all of the ingredients to make them! Woohoo!

Carolyn Jung said...

I used to make these sticky, crispy treats all the time as a teen. Thanks for bringing back those great memories for me.

finsmom said...

This picture is just stunning! Makes it look so lonely, like I need to reach out, grab it, and eat it to keep it from being sad :)

Junglefrog said...

See, having grown up in Holland I wasn't really sure what the Princess Bride was, so I just googled it... Never even heard or seen the movie! How sad is that? Your rice krispies look delicious though and I love them too!

Chef Fresco said...

Rice crispie treats are so great, my sister and I used to make them all the time!