As I mentioned before, we had a busy weekend. Not only did we knock off some landscaping, but we had a bunch of kid stuff too. Like my son's rugby game. Yeah, I know...rugby? Well, he loves it (and since he's going to be 18 in a few days, I can't really tell him not to play...). This is his second year playing for his high school team and we've learned a lot about the sport. Mainly, that as crazy and (seemingly) violent as it is, there is a lot of tradition. For example, the home team is responsible for providing a meal to the two teams after the game. So, after they crush each other for an hour and a half, they eat and chat with each other. It's actually kind of nice.
Anyway, last weekend, we were the home team. I signed up to bring desserts. I figured this would be a great way to test some of the recipes I had found on Pinterest. :-) I made Trix Treats. Because nothing says rough and tumble more than these -
I found the recipe at Cravings of a Lunatic and really wanted to try them. And they were very easy to make - only three ingredients -
I did have to make some adjustments to her recipe. This is what the original recipe called for -
1 400g bag of mini marshmallows (about 2 cups)
10 cups Trix cereal
1/4 cup butter
I was confused right off the bat because 1 400g bag of marshmallows is way more than 2 cups. So I decided to check out the official Rice Krispies Treats recipe for clarification. They called for 4 cups which seemed about right. And they only used 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal (much less than the Trix recipe). So, I modified the whole thing. Here's what I used -
4 cups mini marshmallows
8 cups Trix cereal
1/4 cup butter
And it worked well. If I make them again, I will probably add more marshmallows but these were still very good.
Just in case you've never made Rice Krispies Treats before, here's how easy these are to make -
Place the marshmallows and butter in the microwave to melt (about 2-3 minutes). Use a large bowl - the marshmallows will expand.
Add the Trix. Stir.
Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan (Use a greased spoon to smooth).
let cool and cut.
And if you're wondering, the rugby players loved them. And, Andrew's team won. So it was a nice afternoon.