How NOT to Make Rice Crispy Treats

or more accurately titled: See Paula, Blame It On My Mom!

Have you read the story of how this category, UnFoodie: Mayhem and Mishaps In My Kitchen, was born? If not, sit back, grab a drink and get caught up. For those of you in the know, here is yet another story to tickle your funny bone!

Yesterday as my mom and I were sauntering through Safeway, I asked her if she would mind making some rice crispy treats for my husband. She was planning to watch Carter today while Connor and I were out so I thought it would make a wonderful grandmother memory for the two of them. Instead I came home to Carter hiding is his room and my mom sweating in the kitchen. What in the world?

Apparently it all started like this. My mom couldn’t find a glass bowl to microwave the required marshmallows and butter. So, she used a 9×12 baking pan. BUT, the turntable was on in the microwave so the rectangle pan kept banging on the door as it attempted to rotate. ALSO, I guess the pan was not exactly tall enough to contain the swelling marshmallows. They sort of exploded in my microwave. I think it was at this point Carter left the scene of the crime.

This next part baffles even me (who actually can make rice crispy treats). She decided that people made these long before microwaves! So, she turned the oven on to 350 and mixed the rescued butter/marshmallow mix with the cereal from the microwave and COOKED IT!

The end result could be used to fix the leaks in my roof from the last tornado.

The really scary part? We are breaking it apart with a putty knife but still eating it!

Believe me, this picture does not do it justice!


So, in case anyone out there was wondering, rice crispy treats should NOT be baked in the oven but it is a great way to get your microwave clean!