It was Cecilia who called my attention to this newish feature of Rice Krispy treats — the premade kind — namely, you can write on the wrapper. I gather the idea’s pitched at moms, so they can include a note to their kids when they pack their lunch.
They aren’t the healthiest snack, and it feels weird to buy a premade version of something that’s so easy to make. (And that packaging: I know, I know!) Nonetheless, I haven’t had them since high school at least, so when I found myself in the right aisle of the Fairway the other day, I made an impulse buy.
As you can see from the image below, it doesn’t really work unless you’re writing with a marker. Pens smear, and pencils don’t show up. But a Sharpie did the trick nicely.
Beyond the novelty factor, the treats did serve to remind me of some amusing memories. (In my 7th grade Home Ec class, for instance, Rice Krispy treats were one of the first things we “cooked,” and the teacher had us all melt marshmallows on the stove rather than using marshmallow fluff. Two boys used a rubber spatula to stir their pot; it promptly melted right into the mixture.) However, I don’t have kids, and my husband doesn’t have a sweet tooth. So I’m guessing it’s a one-off indulgence.