the end is nigh

rice krispie squares

The Whole Life Challenge has crept up on me again (I know, I know), which meant not, as some would assume, that I spent the last week practicing healthy habits so that when the Challenge started it was less of a culture shock. What it actually meant was that it was time to stuff my face with all of the delicious things that I am no longer allowed.

browned butter

Over the past couple of days, I ate pancakes (with sprinkles in them!), macaroni and cheese, ice cream sandwiches, pizza, buttered scones, and rice krispie squares, along with a heaping side of guilt and regret.

rice krispie squares in pan

But not that much regret. I have the next eight weeks to exercise self control.

rice krispie squares

Rice Krispie Squares

Lightly adapted from the original


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 cups rice krispies


  1. Line a 9×13″ pan with tin foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Then keep stirring it over the heat until it’s brown – it’ll start to foam a little and separate, and then you’ll get tiny caramelized bits. It’ll smell slightly nutty.
  3. Decrease the heat to low and add in the marshmallows. Keep stirring until they’re all melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Add in the rice krispies and stir until everything is evenly mixed.
  5. Scoop the mixture into the prepared 9×13″ pan, press flat, and smooth the top. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


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