Making Crisped Rice Treats — Photos

This week’s cooking projects from my collection of recipes included more zucchini with a bacon and onion tomato sauce, chicken soup, blondies, plain cake with a lemon sauce, English muffin breakfast sandwiches (the recipe of which I will eventually convert I have now converted to my current format, because … I took pictures while cooking it, for future use in a blog post), and cooking breakfast sausages to place in the freezer (pictures of which I also took for future use in a blog post, because although sausages won’t get a recipe, cooked sausages are included in a few of my recipes, and to me, their cooking fits reasonably well into this series of blog posts.)

I was pleased to have on hand the pictures from making the crisped rice treats I made last weekend at the cottage!

Making the Crisped Rice Treats:

First, margarine was taken out, and some margarine was picked up on a paper towel:

Margarine picked up by hand with a paper towel

The margarine was spread in a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ cake pan:

Greasing a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan
Greasing a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan
Greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan

The greased pan was then put aside.

6-1/2 cups of crisped rice breakfast cereal were measure out:

Crisped rice cereal measured out

The crisped rice cereal was transferred to a mixing bowl and put aside:

Crisped rice cereal transferred to a mixing bowl
Crisped rice cereal transferred to a mixing bowl

5-1/2 cups of mini marshmallows were measured out:

Mini marshmallows measured out

The marshmallows were put aside.

A large, heavy pot was taken out:

Large, heavy pot taken out

The stove burner was set to a low heat:

Stove set to a low heat

Two dollops of margarine were “measured” out:

Two dollops of margarine “measured” out

The margarine was transferred to the heavy pot:

Margarine transferred to the heavy pot
Margarine transferred to the heavy pot

The margarine was melted in the heavy pot:

Margarine melting in the heavy pot

Once the margarine was fully melted, the mini marshmallows were added to the heavy pot with the melted margarine:

Mini marshmallows added to the melted margarine
Mini marshmallows added to the melted margarine

The stove setting was raised to medium heat:

Stove setting raised to medium

The marshmallows were constantly stirred while melting, to avoid burning:

Constantly stirring the marshmallows while melting to avoid burning

While the marshmallows were melting a few feet away and being constantly watched, a cutting board was taken out, to use as a trivet a few moments later:

Cutting board taken out to be used as a trivet

Very soon, the marshmallows were completely melted, and well mixed with the margarine:

Melted marshmallows and margarine mix

The pot of melted mini marshmallows and margarine mix was transferred to the cutting board:

Pot of melted marshmallows and margarine mix transferred to cutting board

The crisped rice cereal was transferred to the melted marshmallow and margarine mix:

Crisped rice cereal transferred to melted marshmallow and margarine mix
Crisped rice cereal transferred to melted marshmallow and margarine mix

The crisped rice cereal and melted marshmallow and margarine mix were thoroughly mixed together:

Crisped rice cereal and melted marshmallow and margarine mix thoroughly mixed together

The mixture was transferred to the greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ cake pan:

Mixture transferred to greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ cake pan
Mixture transferred to greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ cake pan

The mixture was allowed to slightly cool, but while still warm, it was spread out evenly in the baking pan with a stiff stainless steel egg flipper:

Mixture spread out evenly in the baking pan with an egg flipper
Mixture spread out evenly in the baking pan

After cooling completely, the contents of the pan were cut into various bite-sized pieces:

Cooled crisped rice and marshmallow mix cut into pieces

Finally, the treats were transferred to a sealable plastic container:

Treats transferred to a sealable plastic container

Of course these crispy little treats are yummy!

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