With only a couple of extra steps you can make rice krispie treats that taste just like s'mores.
'Rice Krispies' on Serious Eats
Meta-foods are foods that are made of other foods. They are few and far between, but when they come around, they're pretty much always interesting. When Leandra introduced the office to Rice Krispies Treats Cereal yesterday, it was only a matter of time before we asked the obvious question: What happens if you make Rice Krispies Treats out of Rice Krispies Treats Cereal? To go even more meta on you guys, that'd be Rice Krispies Treats Cereal Treats. Or simply: RKTCT.
It's a hot topic in the cereal community. Shrouded in mystery and tinged with loss, it's a sad tale of the disappearance of one of the greatest cereals of all time, a story of redemption with a hero by the name of Amazon.com. If you have no clue what I'm talking about at this point (I'm not even really sure if I do) it's simply this: while it is fairly impossible to find in stores, you can still get Rice Krispies Treats Cereal.
As editor of the site Nachos NY, it's obvious that I love nachos. But people always ask me, can one nacho really be that different from the next? Enough to inspire a whole blog? Oh, they absolutely can. Here are five variations on the nacho in honor of National Nacho Day (technically last Saturday, but it's never too late to celebrate) with cheesesteak, carne asada, buffalo chicken, pulled pork, and a dessert spin with Rice Krispies treats and brownies.
Rice Krispies were rather dull to me. I preferred cereals with animal cartoon spokespersons like the Trix Rabbit. I was suspicious of the strange, creepy little men named Snap, Crackle, and Pop. But my new friend assured me not to worry—she could make the bland cereal taste good. She heated a bag full of puffy marshmallows and a bowl of neon yellow oleo, and stirred in the crackling cereal, measuring as if by memory.
Peeps Krispies Treats unsurprisingly taste sweeter and more Peepsy (read: chemical preservatives) than regular Rice Krispies Treats. Thus, this is probably a dream treat for those in the under 12-year-old set. Kids these days and their taste for molten Peeps hearts.
Continuing in the grand Peeps Week tradition, here's our offering for any occasion that calls for awesome and fun all at once: "Peepshi," or Peeps sushi. (Note: no fish or seaweed involved.) This lovechild of Easter and Japan takes inspiration from Masaharu Morimoto and Rice Krispies Treats.
[Flickr: hfb] I'm a big fan of Halloween, in part because it's the one holiday where decorating chocolate treats with fake bugs is socially acceptable. (Just try making gummy worm brownies for Thanksgiving and you'll see what I mean.) This...
In 1964, the Rolling Stones used their musical prowess to sell...puffed rice cereal? Check out their catchy jingle in this British Rice Krispies commercial, after the jump. [via The New Yorker]...
I usually brush off the latest robot technology (really, what am I going to do with a robot that can run, take care of the elderly and deliver babies, all at the same time?), but when I heard that someone had created robots made of Rice Krispies I thought, "Well, now we're on to something. Something that snaps, crackles and pops. And then runs away from you." The research done by the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, the Mattress Factory and MAYA Design has resulted in a few tips on what food makes for good robot building (apples and licorice are bad; cucumbers and Rice Krispies are good) along with a handy tutorial video that guides you through...