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I grew up with them. Watched them jump into and frolic in a bowl of milk and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. Snap, Crackle, and Pop were my cereal buddies. They each had their own solos in the commercials, and I liked Crackle’s part the best:
“I say it’s crackle the crispy sound.
You gotta have crackle or the clock’s not wound.
Geese cackle, feathers tickle,
Belts buckle, beets pickle,
But Crackle… makes the world go ’round.”
When my mom made Rice Krispies Treats for the very first time, I remember thinking that there couldn’t possibly be a better snack on the planet. Through the years, Kellogg’s has put out hundreds of recipes using Rice Krispies, but it’s hard to beat the iconic sweet cereal-and-marshmallow square. Well, let me share with you and “the boys” a very fun twist on the treat just in time for summer! It’s a giant Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treat in the shape and color of a watermelon. It’s simple. It’s fun. In fact, you can make it in a snap!
“Snap, what a happy sound.
Snap is the happiest sound I’ve found.
You may clap, rap, tap, slap,
But Snap… makes the world go ’round.
Snap, Crackle, Pop – Rice Krispies!”
Can it really be Valentine’s Day without some sort of chocolate? Can we do something a little different this year? You bet! For your chocolate-loving sweetheart today, a good old-fashioned brownie with a rustic, yet refined, topping of half-melted Andes Mints is just the treat that says, “I love you and I totally get your chocolate mint addiction!” You could use your favorite brownie recipe, but I like this old-timey one, because the brownie is dense and firm, which is perfect for the heavy Andes Mints topping. The coffee in the ingredients is optional, but it really brings the dark chocolate flavor to the next level. If you love the combination of chocolate and mint, this combo could possibly steal your heart!