Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
This post is sponsored by Walmart’s Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.
It is sad that there are people who go to bed hungry right here in America. Just plain sad. But the reality is there are millions of people everyday who are fighting hunger and struggling to feed their families. Those of us who don’t have to struggle to feed our families NEED to lend a helping hand. We need to find ways we can help these families in our own communities. From visiting a local shelter and volunteering to identifying what our local food banks need to keep running, there is always something we can do.
Another way you can help is by visiting your local Walmart. Walmart has partnered with six big food vendors to provide 75 million meals to Feeding America Food Banks nationwide in their Fight Hunger Spark Change campaign. With the help of their customers and consumers, Walmart and these vendors hope to eradicate hunger from our communities. From April 6, 2015 to May 3, 2015, when you purchase specific products marked with the Fight Hunger sign, these vendors (Unilever, General Mills, ConAgra, Campbell’s, Kellogg’s, Kraft) will donate a meal to Feeding America Food Banks. One purchase = one meal donated to Feeding America to help end hunger!! And guys, these are products we all usually purchase regularly, like my sample above of cereal, vegetable oil and mayo.
In support of the Fight Hunger campaign, I purchased a few of the marked items to make this simple treat! Rice Krispie Treats are every kid’s favorite and my husband always tells me stories about how he used to make them after school with his grandmother. It’s one of the easiest recipes in the books (that is if we can even call it a recipe) as it’s just melted butter, marshmallows and krispie cereal. I added a few pecans to this rice krispie treat recipe just for added crunch and something to break the sweetness. And of course since I was melting butter in a pot, I had to brown it so we have an extra nutty flavor in these classic treats.
So my friends, as you sit down to dinner tonight with your family or go into your kitchen to bake with your kids, think about the millions of families out there that cannot enjoy this simple privilege. I hope you can take one step to help those who have to go without today and everyday you think of them.
Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 3-4 cups Krispie cereal
- A pinch of slat
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans
Such a great cause and a great recipe to go with it! Rice krispie treats are classics for a reason. So good.
I can never turn down a homemade rice krispie treat. Thanks for sharing the details of the Fight Hunger campaign!
Z, thanks for this post. . just puts so much into perspective and only causes us to be thankful. . I love what Feeding America is all about and love this campaign .. I’m going to find a Walmart!
Thanks Alice for helping 🙂
I love everything about this post! The cause and the treats! Thanks for sharing!
This is such a wonderful cause, Z. Your RK treats are perfect. Thanks for sharing the campaign with us, love what they’re doing.
An AWESOME cause – I’m so glad you could create an awesome recipe and do good at the same time! I’m bookmarking this one just because I love rice krispy treats so darn much. You can never have too many variations! Hope you’re having a lovely week, Zainab!
That’s right, you can never have too many!
I’m so happy you’re raising awareness to this hunger campaign! It’s so sad how many people go hungry in America, but I’m so glad things like Feeding America exist to help fight it. And on a happier note, I love this simple recipe! The addition of pecans sounds so dreamy 🙂
What a lovely post, Zainab! It’s a good reminder to be thankful, also
It really is!!
Very addictive treat! 🙂
I love this post so much. It reminds us all of how much we taken for granted. I love that you are doing your part in a moving way. And this recipe is beautiful.
We really do take a lot for granted!
Zainab, this is such a GREAT cause. Love that you vamped up the rice krispies with pecans!
These rice krispie treats look divine! Great recipe for a brilliant cause! 😀
These krispy treats look addictive and delicious 😀
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Good food, good cause, nostalgic delights dressed up for modern tastes – it doesn’t get much better!
its terrible how many people around us – some of them may even be our neighbors – go without having enough to eat. This is so great that you are helping to build awareness! These Rice Krispie treats sound divine!
It really is but I am glad there are things we can all do to help!
Rice Krispies treats are soooo comforting and delicious! Love the addition of pecans!
It’s so sad how many people are hungry-it’s great that you teamed up to bring awareness!!
and these treats are classicly delicious-the pecans are a fun little extra mmmmm!