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How can you make Rice Krispy Treats without Rice Krispy cereal?

Asked by lilikoi (10079points) February 8th, 2010

I have a bag of mini marshmallows but no puffed cereal. I’d like to make something out of it. There must be a way to combine it with regular cooked rice or oats or puff the rice yourself in the oven. Any ideas?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Try it with Capn’ Crunch.
I hope you have band-aids:)

marinelife's avatar

Break up cookies or graham crackers into bite sized pieces and substitute them.

CMaz's avatar

Yes, you can use anything else that has some structure to it.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Popcorn. Throw in some food coloring and it’s guaranteed to be a good time.

wilma's avatar

Yes, popcorn, or another kind of dry cereal.

Dr_C's avatar

By definition rice krispies treats can only be made with rice Krispies. Any other cereal or added ingredient would change the name. Hence you cannot make rice krispy treats with anything other than rice krispies.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Silhouette -Betcha didn’t know I am a phenom in the garage?Closet?Where does one cook?;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ChazMaz -Structure?Will legos work?;)

Shae's avatar

Cheerios are good that way.

CMaz's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille – Yes, then they would be lego treats.

lilikoi's avatar

Unfortunately, I don’t have any puffed cereal – so no cheerios, capn crunch…I also don’t have popcorn. I have oats for making oatmeal, granola, and a number of rices. Interestingly, I may have Legos – lol! Any other ideas or maybe it’s time to take a trip to the grocery store…..

erichw1504's avatar

How about a box of nails?

Shae's avatar

You could make it with granola.

wilma's avatar

I don’t think that oats or plain rice will work very well. Whatever you make just call them Marshmallow treats.

CMaz's avatar

@erichw1504 – That would be nail treats.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ChazMaz -Or multi-colored taste sensations-for people that have a crush on their dentist and need an excuse to pop in ;)

Shae's avatar

6 cups plain granola
¼ cup butter or margarine
5 cups mini marshmallows
½ to 1 cup of any or all of chocolate chips, raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds, etc

Melt butter in large pan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows. Cook until marshmallows have completely melted.

Mix in granola. Let cool slightly, and stir in other add ins.

Press into greased 9×13 pan. Let cool. Cut into squares.

Makes about 20

-Laree, Logan, Utah, USA

CMaz's avatar

@Shae – YUMMY!!!

wilma's avatar

@Shae thank you, I might try that too!

Trillian's avatar

@lilikoi Do you have semi sweet morsels? You can make stained glass windows, though they wont be stained glass since I’m assuming the marshmallows are white. They should still taste good though.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

I’m pretty sure that, by definition, you can’t make Rice Kripsy Treats with anything other than Rice Krispies.

Bugabear's avatar

I tried it with Cheerios. It has a nice whole wheat flavor if you like that kind of thing.

talljasperman's avatar

I have seen it done with fruit loops… they were tasty

ubersiren's avatar

Ooh, yeah, I like the Cheerios and Fruit Loop suggestions. I made them with Fruity Pebbles once, and it was a bit intense. The next time I did half Fruity Pebbles, half regular Rice Krispies and they were awesome! Experiment and get back to us. :)

Shae's avatar

Around Christmas time I will add candied fruit to Rice Crispy treats. It’s really good, if you like candied fruit.

bean's avatar

ok… what are fruity pebbles and cap n crunch…. i never heard of them :S

Shae's avatar

They are American cereals.

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