Feastie Friday: Rice Krispies Treats - the New Generation

Remember Rice Krispies treats when you were a kid? Those sticky, gooey, crunchy, tooth-achingly sweet confections that crunch and crumble when you bite into them - full of marshmallows and margarine (or butter - but back in the day margarine was all the rage) - yum. To this day you won't see many people turn down a Rice Krispies treat - and who can resist? Why should you? They're a nostalgic treat that hit all the right spots for your sweet snacky tooth - crunchy/crispy/sweet/crumbly/utterly addictive. And who remembers Snap, Crackle, and Pop?! Random tidbit for the day: In Germany one says Knisper! Knasper! Knusper! instead of Snap! Crackle! Pop! Also appealing about the ubiquitous Rice Krispies treats? The really short ingredient list and insanely simple assembly. No cooking, no oven, no complicated weird ingredients or instructions - just fold melted marshmallows and margarine into the cereal. Blam. Done. But Krispies treats have grown up and branched out - and they're all over the place these days. So many delish versions of this classic treat! Some are vegan and forgo the marshmallows entirely, others are held together with Nutella and peanut butter. But they all use the puffed rice cereal we know and love, and all promise the same fun and enjoyment you get from biting into an old-school Krispies treat. Call them "alterna Krispies treats" if you like - we just call them good. They're the new generation of Rice Krispies Treats, and we've rounded up the top 5 this week. Make a batch for your Valentine, or maybe just because you're craving one right now. Talk about instant gratification! 

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Krispie Treats from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts
Peanut Butter Butterscotch Krispie Treats from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts
Photo from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts

 

Rice Krispie Valentine Lollipops from Foodie Crush
Rice Krispie Valentine Lollipops from Foodie Crush
Photo from Foodie Crush

 

Strawberry Lemon Rice Crispies from Spa Bettie
strawberry lemon rice crispies from Spa Bettie
Photo from Spa Bettie

 

Snickers Rice Krispies Treats from Brown Eyed Baker
Snickers Rice Krispies Treats from Brown Eyed Baker
Photo from Brown Eyed Baker

 

Berry-Chocolate Krispie Treats from Our Best Bites
Berry-Chocolate Krispie Treats from Our Best Bites
Photo from Our Best Bites

 

Want to try an uber healthy version of our favorite treat? Try these treats with dates, puffed brown rice, and peanut butter!

Knisper! Knasper! Knusper!

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