Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Ok, so, I am presenting the fabulous Rice Krispie recipe today (because every day is "tomorrow" to me,) but I wanted to preface it by mentioning that this is not what we would call, you know, a healthy recipe. By any means. So be warned before you start, they are addictive, and easy to make, and about 90% corn syrup, speaking of which, has anyone else seen the heinous propaganda the corn refining industry is putting out? I spotted a commercial the other night wherein this drama played out:
(Kids birthday party, children running around screaming, and two women stand in front of a table. One women begins pouring some juice-looking drink into a pitcher)
Tactless Yuppie Mother: So, you really don't care what your kids eat, huh?
Corn Refiners Union Mother: What do you mean?
TYP: Well, that contains HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.
TYP: Don't you know what they're saying about HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP??
CRUM: That it is less expensive than sugar and made out of DELICIOUS, WHOLESOME CORN?
TYP: (Stunned, unable to summon up facts to dispute completely ludicrous Wholesome Corn Argument) Well, I guess it's just fine after all!
(Play voiceover encouraging you to visit sweetsurprise.com, the Corn Refiners Association website.)
Really? Seriously? Really? That's about all I can say. And now, because the CRA already has me in their pocket, I present:
Chocoalate Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats!!
1 c. white CORN syrup
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter
6 c. Rice Krispies
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. butterscotch chips
Boil sugar and syrup until mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, then mix in Rice Krispies. Press into buttered 13"x 9" pan. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together and spread over other mixture.