Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Corntastic!


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.
CRUM: So?
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.

10 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad someone else saw that commercial. I don't know anyone else who has. I seriously thought it was fake when it first came on.

Have you seen the one where the couple is on a picnic and the wife offers him a popsicle? The rest plays out pretty much the same as the birthday party one.

But all I could think about was, who in the world brings a popsicle on a picnic?? Think it through, Corn Council.

Anyway, your treats look won

Wendy said...

wonderful. I'll have to try them!

upstateLisa said...

I just made the regular kind yesterday and those ones look a might better than the ones my grandmother occasionally sent us... rice kripie treats with dates (YUCK!)

Lynn said...
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Lynn said...

Ok I just deleted my last comment. These look so delicious. I am going to go find out what white syrup is now!

Thanks!

miss chris said...

I saw the popsicle commercial the other day and couldn't believe it! ha!

This is like take-me-back-to-my childhood good. mmmm.

amandajean said...

these are also fantastic when made with cornflakes, ironically enough. these (minus the frosting) are a favorite in our house.

Deana said...

Our favorite Rice Krispie Treats have extra marshmallow, 1c peanut butter and M&M's. YUM! (some peanuts are good added to the mix)

squeakybean said...

I also saw the two corn commercials, and I too thought that they were jokes. When I did discuss with friends and we finally figured out that they were for real..

great rice krispie treats, I have made them before with peanut butter which was delightful.

yum.

missemilysmom said...

oooh these are the best... My friend calls them Scotch-a-roos!! She gave me all the ingredients to ake them one Christmas!! I was hooked!!