Happy Friday! It’s Shabbat prep day and as we are preparing for Shabbat I wanted to give you one of the recipes I love to make – Homemade Rice Krispie Treats. They are quick to make for a fun Shabbat treat using only 5 ingredients.
My family and I eat Biblically Clean and as a result, there are things we can’t pick up and eat at the store, so we have to get creative, like making these Homemade Rice Krispie Treats.
It might seem a little random to post about recipes on this blog, but eating Biblically clean is part of living a Hebrew Life One day at a Time.
What does eating Biblically clean mean?
Eating Biblically clean is eating the way the Bible says to eat. The book of Leviticus gives us the laws of cleanliness. Leviticus 11 gives us a list of things we can’t eat and a list of things we can eat.
God details the characteristics of clean animals and unclean animals. As we know, pork is one of the major forbidden foods. We are not even supposed to touch the dead body of a pig!
Did you know that you can eat a certain type of moth (Leviticus 11: 22)?
How is Biblically clean eating different from eating Kosher?
Biblically Clean eating refers to eating only the foods that God tells us to eat and not eating unclean foods. On the other hand, kosher eating puts more of an emphasis on the handling of the food – who can handle the food, how was the food prepared, what utensils are used, etc.
My Family’s Favorite Homemade Rice Krispie Treats
One of my family’s favorite treats is Rice Krispie treats. Most store-bought brands contain gelatin that doesn’t disclose the source. Most gelatin is made from either pork or shellfish so we can’t eat it.
However, I got the idea to try to find some Kosher marshmallows and I have been making this recipe ever since!
They are sweet and chewy and filled with amazing marshmallow goodness. I love to make them before Shabbat and eat them with iced tea.
These Kosher marshmallows are made with fish gelatin but they taste just like the ones at the supermarket that you are used to. I found them in the International foods section of my grocery store, and they are also available on Amazon. For this recipe, I used two bags of marshmallows. I’ll link them here if you want to check them out!
How to Make Homemade Rice Krispie Treats
Start by lining a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper. I love to use parchment paper for this recipe so that the Rice Krispie treats don’t stick to the baking dish.
In a large pot melt the butter on medium heat. Then add in the marshmallows. Stir frequently so they don’t burn. For this recipe, I am using large marshmallows, so it will take a few minutes for them to start to melt.
When the marshmallows are almost melted, take the pot off the heat, then add in the vanilla extract and salt. Stir to combine. Then add in the rice crispy cereal, stirring until combined. The mixture will be very sticky.
Immediately pour the rice crispy mixture into your prepared pan. Spreading out the mixture evenly.
Allow the Rice Krispies treats to cool for at least 30 minutes, then cut them into squares.
Homemade Rice Krispie Treats are a fun treat to eat during any of the High Holidays or over Shabbat.
Let me know if you liked this recipe and if would like to see a few more Biblically Clean recipes. Until then, Shalom!
Biblically Clean Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 stick butter unsalted
- 16 oz Kosher marshmallows 8 cups
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 – 7 cups rice crispy cereal*
- Line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper, so the rice crispy treats don’t stick to the pan.
- In a large pot melt one stick of unsalted butter on medium heat. Add in the marshmallows. Stir frequently to prevent the marshmallows from burning. Cook until the marshmallows are almost melted, 5 – 7 minutes.
- When the marshmallows are almost melted take the pot off the heat, then mix in the vanilla extract and the salt.
- Stir in the rice crispy cereal, then immediately pour it into the parchment paper-lined pan. Spread the Rice Krispie treat mixture out evenly.
- Allow them to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.