This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is perfect for ‘padkos’ or snack boxes. Try some of the variations mentioned below for an interesting twist on the original Marshmallow Rice Krispie squares.

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32 marshmallows
5 cups Rice Krispies
25 ml margarine
10 ml vanilla essence
10 ml pink food coloring


Melt margarine in pot over water
Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth
Add vanilla essence and food coloring
Add Rice Krispies and mix until it is well covered
Press mixture together in a 20 cm by 20 cm tray lined with wax paper.
Allow it to cool down
Cut marshmallow rice krispie mixture in squares

For variety try the following

Berry and nut marshmallow rice krispie squares: Add 100g pecan nuts and 100g dried cranberries to the Rice Krispies.
Power snack: Add 1 cup energy mix (seeds, nuts, raisins)
Sweet delight: Melt 100g white or milk chocolate and dip squares in it.

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