A simple and delicious dessert or snack to enjoy, Rice Krispies Treats Day celebrates everything that has to do with this crunchy, tasty, marshmallow delight!
History of Rice Krispies Treats Day
A cereal made by the Kellogg’s Company, Rice Krispies appeared on the market in the United States in 1928. Made from puffed rice, this cereal was well known for the “talking” noise made after milk was poured on it. By 1941, the company took advantage of the sounds and came up with the logo “Snap, Crackle, Pop”.
It’s not clear exactly when the idea came about for mixing this crunchy rice cereal with marshmallows and butter to create Rice Krispies Treats, but it was probably some time around the late 1930s. A woman from Iowa named Mildred Day is credited with inventing them in collaboration with another co-worker from the Kellogg’s cereal company.
Since then recipes for these treats have often been printed on the cereal boxes and people all across the US and other places in the world have loved making them – and eating them, of course.
This is the time to enjoy and celebrate Rice Krispies Treats Day!
How to Celebrate Rice Krispies Treats Day
Making the most out of Rice Krispies Treats Day is super easy and fun! Use some of these ideas or get creative with some ideas of your own:
Make Some Rice Krispies Treats
One of the quickest and easiest possible snacks to make, Rice Krispies Treats are great even for a novice in the kitchen. All it takes is four ingredients (three if you want to leave out the vanilla extract), including crispy rice cereal, marshmallows and butter.
Melt the marshmallows and butter together, add the cereal and stir. Place the concoction in a well-buttered pan. It’s a little sticky, but completely worth it. Let the bars set up before cutting, and enjoy them in honor of Rice Krispies Treats Day!
Eat Some Rice Krispies Treats
Even those people who don’t have a kitchen (or are just looking for convenience) can now enjoy these delicious treats as they can be sourced from most grocery stores in the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, the UK, Australia and many other places.
Grab an individually wrapped treat, or a whole box to share at work or with friends, and enjoy celebrating Rice Krispies Treats in a simple and delicious way!
Host a Rice Krispies Treats Party
Those who need to take things one step further in celebration of the day can host an event or party in honor of Rice Krispies Treats Day. Guests can dress up as their favorite character from the cereal box: Snap, Crackle or Pop. Decorations can include murals or life size cutouts of the same characters.
Of course, a delightful activity for the party could be whipping up a quick batch of Rice Krispies Treats for guests to enjoy as a delicious snack. One other fun thing to do might be to look up old Rice Krispies commercials on YouTube, enjoying the animation and singing along with the jingles.