Cereal Bars/Treats

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Swag Bars

by on January 11, 2009 · 25 comments

Swag Bars

Today’s recipe is based on a cookie served at The Swag Inn, a country inn in Waynesville, NC known for its beautiful hiking trails. It also appears in the current issue of Cooking Light where there’s kind of a cute story about how the cookie got discovered. I’ll let you buy the magazine …


Published on January 11, 2009
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Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats

by on May 20, 2008 · 12 comments

Layered Rice Krispie Treats

All good things must come to an end, so this is my last batch of Rice Krispie Treats — at least for now. This weekend we’re co-hosting our annual Memorial Day party with the neighbors and I’m thinking Red, White and Blue, but today’s treats are Neapolitan, which is a word I really like to […]


Published on May 20, 2008
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Triple Decker Rice Krispy Treats

by on May 19, 2008 · 20 comments

The second Track and Field Day recipe is from Katrina, who has been experimenting with layered Rice Krispy Treats. She started with two layers then graduated to three layers – chocolate, peanut butter, plain. I used Katrina’s recipe, but changed the proportions slightly. The bars turned out great. My only issue is the peanut butter […]


Published on May 19, 2008
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peanut butter marshmallow brownies

Thanks to the brownie mix, these came together quickly. I think packaged mix works really well here because it’s not too rich and doesn’t upstage the peanut buttery-chocolate crispy topping. This cookie/brownie has everything going for it — the texture, flavor, easiness. Apparently, it’s an old recipe, but I just heard about it recently. I’ve seen a few variations and after making variations on the variations, came up with this. I used an 18.3 oz box of Betty Crocker brownie mix, but I think any brand/size would do.


Published on January 10, 2008
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I had no intention of making Rice Krispie Treats today. I had better thing to do with my morning – buy Rush tickets, call the Salvation Army to find out why the heck they didn’t show up yesterday, work on my Food TV contest recipe and most importantly, provide a load of cookies for …


Published on May 9, 2007
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You’ve probably suspected this, and it’s true. The recipe for marshmallow treats has changed over the years. These days, the recipe on the side of the box has less butter and a different proportion of marshmallows to cereal.


Published on May 4, 2007
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Rice Krispie Treats — Two Versions

by on April 23, 2007 · 10 comments

I’m kind of embarrassed to post today’s recipe, but I was craving Rice Krispie treats and made two batches. For the first batch, I followed the classic recipe from the side of the Rice Krispies box. The only change I made was to pour the batter in an 8 inch square pan so that the […]


Published on April 23, 2007
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Tracy’s Scotcheroos

by on August 17, 2005 · 11 comments

Tracy’s Scotcheroos 1 C. sugar 1 c. light corn syrup 1 c. peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 c. Special K Cereal 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips 1 1/2 c. butterscotch chips Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. In a very large saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. […]


Published on August 17, 2005