Rice Krispies Squares - No Sweet-Tooth Needed

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Total Time
25mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
20 mins

I really don't have much of a sweet-tooth, so I've modified this to have more cereal, the salt on the peanuts also helps cancel the sweetness. Great as a travel snack, and with peanuts they are quite filling. For food restrictions: THIS RECIPE ISN'T VEGETARIAN. Also check the cereal to make sure it is wheat-free.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a large pan melt the margarine over a low heat.
  2. Grease a tray that's about 9 x 11 inches and 2 inches deep. Also grease the spoon you'll use for stirring with and something like a cake slice.
  3. Add the marshmallows and stir till melted. Once melted continue to cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add rice cereal and any additional ingredients (e.g. peanuts). Mix till all the cereal is coated in marshmallow.
  5. With the spoon pour the mix out into the greased tray and use the cake slice to press the mixture into the tray.
  6. If the mix starts to stick to the cake slice you can grease it over top of the marshmallow already stuck on and continue.
  7. Any mixture left over can be put into greased ramikins.
  8. Allow to cool (they will stop being as sticky). This can be sped up in the fridge. I cut my squares apart with a large pizza cutter, but any knife will do.
  9. Squares can then be stored in a Tupperware container for around 2 weeks.
  10. For other flavours add one cup of any of the following: raisins, glacier cherries, cashews, dried cranberries.
  11. You can also add 1 cup of crunchy peanut butter after you've cooked the marshmallow for 3 minutes, and then continue as normal. These tend to come out very crumbly though still nice.
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These are great! I used dried cherries because that's what I had the most of. The kids LOVE these! (So do I, lol) They seem more 'grown up' & I was wondering what they'd be like with minced crystallized ginger....? Thanks for posting!