Food Porn Friday – Single Serving Rice Krispies Treat

(Image via myrecipes.com)

Rice Krispies Treats. Comfort snack food of our childhood. Or adulthood in my case. Lately, I’ve been making a single serving of Rice Krispies Treats when I want a snack. I was buying a prepackaged “crispy rice treat”. However, it’s 430 calories for their oversized single serving and I was also spending way too much money on them. So, I experimented with the microwave. With the heat wave, some days felt like 430 °. I also don’t have air conditioning and didn’t want to stand in front of the stove, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

So, I bought a box of cereal and some miniature marshmallows and made my own single serving treat using the microwave. My treats come to around 212 calories. Since I’m the only one who uses the cereal and marshmallows I use handfuls. But, so that I have a general idea of how many calories are in each serving, I measured the three ingredients.

Single Serving Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies cereal 1 cup = 104 calories

1 tsp. margarine = 18 calories

50 mini marshmallows or 1/2 cup  = 90 calories

Microwave cooking time: under 45 seconds. I have an older microwave so times may vary a bit.

Letting treat cool in fridge: 5 – 10 minutes, depending on the size of container and thickness of treat.

Melt the margarine for 10 seconds.

Add the marshmallows and stir to lightly coat. Then it’s back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.

Stir for a few seconds until you have a smooth consistency.

Add the Rice Krispies and stir till everything is mixed and evenly spread in the dish. Put the container in the fridge for 5 – 10 minutes to cool and is ready to eat.

The treat is more marshmallowy than the original recipe because that’s how I prefer it. The amount of cereal and marshmallows can be changed to suit your taste.

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2 comments

  1. love rice crispies squares, and a single serving idea is great! thanx for providing an illustrated guide — only problem is I’m a luddite without a microwave, so I’ll work on a stove top version.
    If you can handle chocolate, it’s nice drizzled on; so is caramel (melt some Kraft carmels and add)
    I’m definitely adding marshmallows and rice kispies to the grocery shoppin list!

    1. It’s the strangest thing. Since I started making these, I haven’t wanted anything else. Even chocolate! Haven’t had any since May and don’t miss it. But that’s a good thing since chocolate is now on the list of things that upsets my tummy, sad to say.

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