How to make special Rice Krispie treats
Children everywhere love this sweet treat. It is an easy recipe that can be made with a child’s help. Kids feel so special when they help Mom cook and the results are good for them. This can be a learning experience for youngsters. If they are of school age, reading the recipe adds to their vocabulary; measuring the ingredients teaches them about measurement. It is also a good time to teach them about kitchen safety. Anyway, just spending time with Mom (or Dad, because Dad can do this, too) means a lot more to the children than is realized.
This recipe is different from the original Rice Krispie treats. Butterscotch and chocolate chips and peanut butter add a twist to this old favorite. Instead of marshmallows, sugar and corn syrup are used.
Butter a pan and measure the Rice Krispies
Before beginning to cook, butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and put the 6 cups of Rice Krispies in a large bowl and set both aside.
Bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil
In a saucepan mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup light corn syrup; place on medium heat and bring to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the sugar is melted. Remove the mixture from the heat.
Add peanut butter for a different taste treat
Add 1 cup crunchy peanut butter to the syrup/sugar mixture, blending thoroughly. Pour the mixture over the cereal and mix well.
Spread the mixture in the prepared pan
Pour the cereal mixture into the greased baking pan and spread evenly.
Spread the cereal with melted chocolate and butterscotch
Melt 6 ounces milk chocolate chips and 6 ounces butterscotch chips in a saucepan over low heat, mixing well. Spread the melted chips on top of the cereal mixture. Chill and cut into squares. It will yield about 24 squares.