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Rice Krispie Treats For Santa...

For Santa

Every Christmas Eve I am haunted by the memory of a certain ‘treat’ my sister and I left out for Santa.

Our father was pretty insistent that, after travelling around the world, the perfect culinary pick me up for Santa would be a large plate of smoked oysters and a glass of scotch. As a 9-year old (me!) and 5-year old (my sis) we agreed in principle but also felt that lavishing large amounts of Heinz tomato ketchup over the oysters would make the whole thing better.

I have vague memories of our dad quietly sobbing in the corner. He did prevent us from adding Coke to Santa’s glass of Chivas Regal though. Apparently fizzy drinks don’t agree with Santa.

Anyway, I wish to offer my apologies to my Dad and Santa and offer up these treats instead. There is no Heinz ketchup in sight – I promise!

Decadent Rice Krispie Squares


3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10oz – about 40) regular marshmallows -OR- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup peanut butter
6 cups Kellog’s Rice Krispies cereal
Plain M&M’s about 1/2 a cup
Roasted, salted cashew nuts about 1/2 a cup


In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted
Remove from heat
Stir in peanut butter until melted
Add Kellog’s Rice Krispies cereal
Add M&M’s and cashew nuts
Stir until well coated
Using a buttered spatula or parchment paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan coated with cooking spray (or greased with butter)
Cut into 2 inch squares

Enjoy with a glass of milk or Chivas Regal

Nutmeg and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and all the best for the year ahead.

Photo by my lovely hubby, Paul. xxx