Friday, September 11, 2009

Easy Snacking, Thanks to Trix


Ever have one of those days where you just need the most sugary snack you can think of and you need it RIGHT NOW? (I'm not speaking from experience or anything...) My favorite way to ingest sugar has to be making Trix snacks. That's just what my family has named them. You could call them Trix Rice Krispie squares or Rice Krispie squares made with Trix, but Trix snacks is just easier to say.
This is one of those posts where I say to myself, "Are you sure this is sophisticated enough for a food blog? You really want to put yourself out there with something you learn to make in 7th grade cooking class?" And I answer that, wholeheartedly, yes! When you are looking around that pantry and you want a fast and easy snack, you don't want to think about creaming sugar and butter together and preheating the oven. And when you eat a gluten-free diet, just having a suggestion of a mainstream sugar cereal that is safe to eat makes your day. So, yes, they may be simple, but we beggars can't be choosers.
Kudos to Trix for not taking the easy way out and using barley malt. Blech. I've also made them with Fruity Pebbles. Fruity Pebbles are REALLY sugary so I usually add half Fruity Pebbles and half gluten-free rice krisp cereal, like Erewhon. But these are perfect for when you don't have any gluten free rice krisp cereal on hand. So have at these after-school, late-night, football game Sunday snacks that you can make and eat in under 10 minutes.
Trix snacks
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 large bag of marshmallows
1/2 bag (or so) of Trix cereal
Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray. Melt the butter in a large nonstick pan. After butter has melted, add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted and all lumps are gone. Add enough Trix to make the mixture hold together. (I like to make these a little more marshmallowey than regular Rice Krispie squares because the cereal is bigger and needs more softness.) Spread into pan. Let cool. Share with husband, maybe.
Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. OMG! I've got to show this to my daughter-the celiac in the family. She loves to bake, eats trix and rice krispie treats as guilty pleasures. But to put the two together? That's taking it to a whole new level. I believe we'll have to just try this one. Thanks!

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