Rice Krispies Treats

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Rice Krispies Treats.. must be something which is a common treat for kids in the USA.  Here in Malaysia, I’m not really sure.  One of the ingredients to make Rice Krispies Treats (RKT) is marshmallow.   Marshmallow is  not very commonly eaten by Muslims here.  Must be due to the ‘halal’ issue.  After watching a few episodes of Cake Boss, I was truly intrigued to try and make RKT to be used in my cake decorating project.   (Only thing I didn’t get that many orders which is suitable to use RKT).   I went grocery shopping at Cold Storage and found the ingredients to make the RKT.

Excellent information about RKT can be found here (thank you Mr. Jonny Gorden!).   I followed his recipe as stated, ingredients needed are :

1 to 2 tablespoon of butter
250 gm marshmallow
5 cups of rice bubbles

Method :

Using the microwave – Melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter in a large bowl. Add 250g of marshmallows and toss to coat. Microwave for 45 secs, stir and microwave another 45 secs and stir. Microwave another 10-15 secs if necessary to fully melt the marshmallows.  Add 5 cups of rice bubbles and stir until mixed well. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before using.

Using the stove top -  In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat.   Add rice bubbles and  stir until well coated.

Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.

My RKT looks like this.  A bit pinkish actually due to the marshmallow’s colour.

I rub my hands with shortening and while it is still warm, mold it into a mushroom head shape.

For now, I’m just going to let it cool down and maybe tomorrow try to cover it with fondant.  ( If I am in the mood, hehe :) ) .  The whole thing is lighter than if you were to use fondant, so this is one of the advantages of using RKT.  However, in terms of costing, the price of marshmallow is not really cheap.  The rice puff,  you can get them at a reasonable price in big packs from the usual bakery ingredients stores.

Even though I welcome the idea of using RKT in our cakes, I  believe our customers must be informed about it well in advance, i.e. when they are placing their order.  Otherwise, they would expect the whole thing to be a real cake.

So there you go, I hope I’ve shed some light on the RKT thingy.  Till the next post, take care now.


Yasmin says:

Bell, kalau rkt tu kat Cold storage masih ada jual rasanye, thanks singgah.

beldandy says:

kak min, lama betul tak jenguk blog akak ni…
actually dedulu ada jual RKT ni kat malaysia. it comes with 2 flavour, vanilla n chocolate. I vote for vanilla off course. tp entah kenapa penjualannya sekejap aje.

tq for the recipe.. bel nak try for my kids.

Yasmin says:

Hi Florence, I think I have yr pic in my FB page. So how’s Melbourne, hope you are having fun there.. more ingredients to experiment in yr baking ! Thank you for the good wishes and sincerely hope you’ll enjoy life in your new home.

Florence Singam says:

Hi Min
Thanks so much for the method on using RKT for cake deco. I have been intrigued watching Cake Boss but never tried it.
I now live in Melbourne. We migrated here in June – 3 months ago. Feel like years.
Its so easy here – puff pastry n short crust all readily availbale. Wonder if you remember me I am Florence from Prai Penang – had to come to KL to attend your Farm cake class with friend Dewi.
Well if you want to import anything from here let me know ok!!!
Keep us the good work. You are blessed when you share. Zig Ziglers quote “Help others get what they want and you will get what you want”
Take care, hi to your hubby who bought us nasi ayam and your Princess

Have a super week