Monday, January 26, 2009

Rice Krispie Treats



I love these, I crave them and have had this craving for a while now. So when I looked at the recipe and tried to convert this to WW points, I figured out that a batch in a 9x13 inch pan makes 24 treats, and that would equal 1 point per treat. Now, my rule is, if I make something and the point value is a little over, I still go with the lower point. These treats came out to 1.33 point, so I am going with 1. Now on to these things...

These are always a kid favorite and I think that there are somethings that make the kid in us show. These are one of them. I will always pick these and now that I know that they are really low fat, I will probably start making them more. I am also wanting to put some add ins on these babies. I am wanting to add dried cranberries to them, or any type of dried fruit for that matter. It can only make it better!

Rice Krispie Treats

1/4 cup butter or margarine

10 oz bag of marshmallows

6 cups rice krispie cereal

Melt the butter over low heat in a large pot. Once melted add the marshmallows and stir until melted together. Remove from the heat and mix in the cereal. Add until combined. Immediately pour into a buttered 9x13 inch pan and spread until even. Let cool and cut into squares.

10 comments:

Megan said...

So you left out the butter and they still turned out great! That's wonderful to know -

Lisa said...

I love these things. I truly wish they would come up with a sugar substitute marshmallow. I do not make them because that pan would be gone in one sitting. No joke. I like how you converted the points. That helps.

Megan said...

I love rice crispy treats. And now that I know they are only 1.33 points, They'll be made soon. :)
What ever happen to the cookie carnival? Do you know?

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are right, these are a kid favorite and so easy to make. I need to make these more often especially since they aren't loaded with calories.

Donna-FFW said...

A favorite in my household of children. Sometimes I make them with peanut butter. Sometimes with chocolate chips. Bad girl. Nice to know they are good without the butter. Thanks.

stephchows said...

these things are so simple and yummy! I always loved getting them at the cafeteria in college, they were the size of my head (no joke!), and I'd happily eat the whole thing hahaha. I want to try and make a batch using special K... that stuff has always reminded me of rice krispies but wayyyy nutritionally better for you. I'll let you know how they go :)

Shanbanan said...

I got a recipe from Ellie Krieger using honey (I think) and maybe P-nut butter and dried cranberries. They seemed a little dry and didn't hang together quite like the marshmallow ones do, but they tasted very good. I'll have to look up the recipe again to make sure.

On a different add in note, David Leibowitz's recipe had me melting white choc in w/ the butter and marshmallows and adding p-nuts in w/ the krispies. An absolutely phenomenal combo! Truly the best I've ever made/eaten.

I've also melted up cinnamon chips and butterscotch chips and used pecans and cinnamon red hots for add ins. They came out great too.

I actually have come to the conclusion that you can do pretty much anything to these and they'll still taste pretty dang fantastic

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this low-fat version! I'm making these!!!

Maria said...

You can never go wrong with these!

Lynn said...

Well you just can't go wrong with rice krispie treats. And who knew they were actually diet food?! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rice Krispie Treats



I love these, I crave them and have had this craving for a while now. So when I looked at the recipe and tried to convert this to WW points, I figured out that a batch in a 9x13 inch pan makes 24 treats, and that would equal 1 point per treat. Now, my rule is, if I make something and the point value is a little over, I still go with the lower point. These treats came out to 1.33 point, so I am going with 1. Now on to these things...

These are always a kid favorite and I think that there are somethings that make the kid in us show. These are one of them. I will always pick these and now that I know that they are really low fat, I will probably start making them more. I am also wanting to put some add ins on these babies. I am wanting to add dried cranberries to them, or any type of dried fruit for that matter. It can only make it better!

Rice Krispie Treats

1/4 cup butter or margarine

10 oz bag of marshmallows

6 cups rice krispie cereal

Melt the butter over low heat in a large pot. Once melted add the marshmallows and stir until melted together. Remove from the heat and mix in the cereal. Add until combined. Immediately pour into a buttered 9x13 inch pan and spread until even. Let cool and cut into squares.

10 comments:

Megan said...

So you left out the butter and they still turned out great! That's wonderful to know -

Lisa said...

I love these things. I truly wish they would come up with a sugar substitute marshmallow. I do not make them because that pan would be gone in one sitting. No joke. I like how you converted the points. That helps.

Megan said...

I love rice crispy treats. And now that I know they are only 1.33 points, They'll be made soon. :)
What ever happen to the cookie carnival? Do you know?

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are right, these are a kid favorite and so easy to make. I need to make these more often especially since they aren't loaded with calories.

Donna-FFW said...

A favorite in my household of children. Sometimes I make them with peanut butter. Sometimes with chocolate chips. Bad girl. Nice to know they are good without the butter. Thanks.

stephchows said...

these things are so simple and yummy! I always loved getting them at the cafeteria in college, they were the size of my head (no joke!), and I'd happily eat the whole thing hahaha. I want to try and make a batch using special K... that stuff has always reminded me of rice krispies but wayyyy nutritionally better for you. I'll let you know how they go :)

Shanbanan said...

I got a recipe from Ellie Krieger using honey (I think) and maybe P-nut butter and dried cranberries. They seemed a little dry and didn't hang together quite like the marshmallow ones do, but they tasted very good. I'll have to look up the recipe again to make sure.

On a different add in note, David Leibowitz's recipe had me melting white choc in w/ the butter and marshmallows and adding p-nuts in w/ the krispies. An absolutely phenomenal combo! Truly the best I've ever made/eaten.

I've also melted up cinnamon chips and butterscotch chips and used pecans and cinnamon red hots for add ins. They came out great too.

I actually have come to the conclusion that you can do pretty much anything to these and they'll still taste pretty dang fantastic

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this low-fat version! I'm making these!!!

Maria said...

You can never go wrong with these!

Lynn said...

Well you just can't go wrong with rice krispie treats. And who knew they were actually diet food?! :)