March 4, 2011

Tip of the day—Bake Sale

After years of participating in bake sales for fundraisers, I think that the plain-Jane, traditional Rice Krispie Treats recipe is one of the best sellers.  It is inexpensive, easy to make, and isn’t time consuming.  A few tips:

  • Doubling a recipe isn’t a great idea.  It can be done, but it is much more difficult to stir the cereal into the butter and marshmallow mixture at the end.  Yesterday I accidentally dropped an extra measurement of marshmallows into the bowl (I grabbed them instead of the cereal when I arrived at that step) and learned this the hard way.
  • The traditional recipe is 3 T. Butter, 4 c. mini marshmallows, and 6 c. Rice Krispies.  I find that if you spray the pot,  your utensils, and the mold with cooking spray, everything works a little better.
  • Maybe it is a personal preference, but I actually prefer the Kroger brand of Rice Krispies as opposed to the name brand.  The crispies are a little smaller and have a bit more flavor.  You could compare prices and give each a try.
  • If your house is really warm, the treats may not set up as well.  Pop them in the fridge for a few minutes to help them set up enough to cut. 

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