Saturday, June 13, 2009

Measure Twice, Cook Once

Earlier this week I was suddenly craving Rice Krispy treats. Strange, considering the last time I made them was like three years ago. And before that....who knows? I mean, they're yummy but it's just not something I ever crave. But since I was still craving them yesterday evening, I ran to the store to get some cereal to make up a batch. I had leftover marshmallows in the freezer so I figured this was as good a time as ever to finally use those up. They were just taking up space anyway. So into the pot went the remaining homemade marshmallows and one stick of butter. But you see, this is where the "measure twice, cut (or in this case, cook) once" comes to mind. Of course I didn't look up the recipe to make the treats. Oh no, I was sure it was a bag of marshmallows, a stick of butter and six cups of cereal. Absolutely, positively sure!

As soon as I mixed in the cereal, I realized I did something wrong. So I added more cereal. It just seemed to be so liquidy. After adding THREE more cups of cereal, I decided that must be plenty. The mixture was not quickly solidifying like usual, but then again, it had been three years or so since I last made them. I brushed the greasy look off to not remembering correctly. I tasted some while hot and it was very greasy and sticky and chewy. So I popped it in the fridge. After it hardened I tasted it again. There was this disgusting layer of grease gunk on the bottom- seriously so gross. And they were still chewy- not crunchy like normal RK treats. It was only then that I googled the recipe. To realize that I likely used too many marshmallows AND DOUBLED the amount of butter. I waited another hour to see if things got better, they didn't, so into the trash can they all went. Talk about a royal waste! Oh well, lesson learned and my craving is totally gone, too! I will say that the coconut flavor marshmallows added a fun extra spunk to the treats. Everything else was just plain gross though!


Little Bow Prep said...

Oh no!

I have no cooking talents. My parents won't let me even bake cookies. They say I'll burn the house down!

Miss Madras said...

That is sad and funny. I can see me running into a problem like that too.

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

I love homemade rice krispies, but I like you never make them. Now I am kinda craving one!!!

Whitney Caroline Designs said...

Well at least it looked good in the pictures!

Hopsy said...

I love Rice Krispie treats, yum! I am sorryy yours did not turn out. That is something that would happen to me too.

Suzanne said...

Oh no, but they look so good!


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