How you doin’? Are you ready for a treat? Well, here’s one for you. Rice Krispy Treats are a classic, delicious snack that has been making happy memories for kids and parents alike for generations. This is how it all started…
In 1928 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal first appeared on grocer’s shelves. It was only a moderate success and company executives were thinking of withdrawing it from sale. The breakfast cereal's popularity didn’t come until about 1938—10 years later—that’s when Rice Krispies treats were created by a Campfire Girls troop leader, seeking an easy and inexpensive fundraiser product for a bake sale. She came upon the idea of mixing a puff rice cereal with butter and sugar.
Mildred Day, the Campfire Girls troop leader and Kellogg's employee, is credited for bringing the inexpensive treat to life and public consciousness, after her scouts sold hundreds of Rice Krispies Treats during the summer of 1939 as a fund raiser in Battle Creek, Michigan. Mildred came up with an improved and simpler recipe by adding marshmallows and called them Campfire Marshmallows sold in a waxed box, like the Girl Scout Cookies today.
In 1941, a couple of Kellogg's executives saw that Mildred's recipe was so hot with both kids and money-conscious moms they added the recipe to the back of the Rice Krispies box. Thanks to old Mildred’s fundraiser, Rice Krispies Treats became a national sensation. However, it took until 1995 for Kellogg to begin producing and packaging the complete treats for supermarkets themselves. Slow learners, I guess.
If you love crispy puffed rice treats and peanut butter cups, you'll love these Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Cups. They are the perfect treat to satisfy that special sweet treat craving!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cool time: 10 to 15 minutes
Yield: 16 cups
1 cup peanut butter creamy or chunky, your preference
6 tablespoons honey or corn syrup (Karo)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups crispy puffed rice cereal
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
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