Sunday, December 2, 2007

Childhood is calling...

Ok, that's a trademark phrase, so Kellogg's lawyers: don't sue me. I'm making a batch of Rice Krispie Treats today. Puffed rice, marshmallow and butter somehow transforms when it is all together into a really delicious treat. As with all wonderful things, Rice Krispies had their start in the 1920s - 1928 to be precise. But the treats didn't come on the scene until the early 1940s.

The whole "snap, crackle, pop" thing has been around along time but when I found this list of translated slogans at wikipedia, I had to giggle:
Canadian French: "Cric! Crac! Croc!"
Spanish: "Pim! Pum! Pam!"
German: "Knisper! Knasper! Knusper!"
Swedish: "Piff! Paff! Puff!"
Finnish: “Riks! Raks! Poks!”
Dutch: Pif! Paf! Pof!

I have a hard time imagining the French eating Rice Krispies, but maybe they like a batch of ooey-gooey treats just as well as the next kid. The recipe for these little yummies is right on the box, so I won't even post it here. I'm fixing up a double batch, turning on Dean Martin Christmas songs and pulling my fake tree out of its box. Childhood is calling.


Seattle Coffee Girl said...

Tried to comment yesterday, but Blogger was being a booger and wouldn't let me. Now Bear is being a booger, he's kicking my keyboard as I attempt to type. AACK.

I LOVE RICE KRISPY TREATS, and I hope you had fun putting up your fake tree!

Auld Hat said...

Those kooky Joymans! HAHA!

Melinda Zook said... these. Now I am in the mood to run down and start making; darn it though I don't have any rice krispies, only marshellows!!! Maybe I can try it with my raisin bran to hold me over : )

Professor said...

Oh so yummy! Send some here- for some reason mine are ALWAYS as hard as a rock!

Buck said...

Are you ready for this? I've never had a Rice Krispie treat. My mom wasn't into making desserts or treats at all.
I hear they're good.