Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rice Bubble Treats

I gave this recipe a try this week much to the kids excitement. It took less than 5 minutes to throw together so was very quick and easy.

Melt 3 cups marshmallows and 50g butter together. Pour over 2 cups of rice bubbles and stir together. Flatten into a small slice tray (you could use a plastic container or whatever). I then sprinkled some rainbow choc decorations I had leftover in the cupboard on top. You could also sprinkle with choc chips. Another variation is to add 100s and 1000s to the mix.

Set in fridge then cut into whatever size pieces you like. I cut mine into small bar shapes (like a slightly smaller version of an LCM bar).

The most expensive part of the recipe was the marshmallows (I used a generic brand). Next time I make it I'm going to try making my own marshmallow and see how that goes.


I've finished my grocery shopping for May and ended up spending a grand total of $496.06! This is my highest monthly spend so far this year but did include a 5 week month and a fairly large stock up shop so I'm still happy with that. The best bit is that the fridge and cupboard are both looking healthily stocked. I've just calculated that my total grocery spend so far for this year is $2198.95 which when averaged over the 22 weeks comes out at $99.95 a week. That is a result I am absolutely STOKED with. It was a bit of a fun challenge to try and get my average spend to under the $100 a week average. All the time I'm enjoying the challenge, I intend to keep going with it. At the point it becomes "no longer fun", I'll know it's time to move on to something different. In my opinion frugality should be more about creativity than deprivation.


Kez said...

Well done on your grocery spending - woohooo! I'd forgotten about that marshmallow slice - it's a great one, and works really well with homemade marshmallows!

lightening said...

Thanks Kerrie - gives me more confidence to give it a go with the homemade marshmallow. :-) Having some trouble adjusting the chocolate custard (yogo) recipe to the kids liking. They're not always easy to please are they (kids that is). I was wondering about trying the rice bubble slice with some cocoa as a variation. Have you ever tried that?

Kez said...

No I haven't but it sounds yummy!