Ridiculous Fun with No-Bake Crispy Rice Treats

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I don’t know about your house, but crispy rice treats are always a treat at mine and they never last long.  In some instances,  I think they would rather have a crispy rice cake for celebrations and birthdays rather than a cake.  This is no longer a challenge thanks to Treat Yourself by Jessica Siskin, aka @mister_krisp.  In her book she shows you how to make 93 ridiculously fun no-bake crispy rice treats. It all began with a giant cheeseburger-shaped rice crispy treat, created on a whim and posted online. Since then, Misterkrisp, aka food artist Jessica Siskin, has become an Instagram sensation with her joy-inducing, pop-culture-inspired treats.

It’s time to play with our food.  Really!  Readers of all cooking and crafting levels can transform their breakfast cereal into extraordinary masterpieces.   Treat Yourself! is available August 8th from Workman Publishing.

Beginning with just butter, marshmallows and crispy rice cereal, readers have the opportunity to channel Jessica’s creative spirit and use step-by-step instructions and templates to create crowd-pleasing desserts guaranteed to satisfy their sweet tooth and amp up their instagram game.  From apples to zebras, the projects included in Treat Yourself! are easier than they look and use inexpensive and easy-to-find ingredients.

There is a delectable, cool treat creation to fit every mood and every occasion.  Here’s just a taste fo what Treat Yourself! has to offer:

  • Checkerboard
  • Robot
  • Smiley Emoji
  • Wizard Hat
  • Spiderweb for Halloween
  • Football Stadium for Super Bowl Sunday
  • Cereal Bowl Filled Up with Cereal
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Gumball Machine
  • Monkey

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect – and mistakes mean more opportunities to eat during the assembly process.

There is always a reason for dessert!

About the Author

Jessica Siskin is the food artist behind Misterkrisp, a business that specializes in customizable crispy rice treats.   Craving an outlet to balance out her business-heavy days, Jessica started taking creative writing classes at The New School.  With the reawakening of her artistic side, she was struck with the impulse to create a crispy rice treat cheeseburger and went with it.  She carefully colored each batch of her crispy rice treat recipe with food, used Cocoa Krispies to make the burger and ripped marshmallows into tiny pieces to stud the top of the bun with “sesame seeds.”

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In 2016, she teamed up with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Toys for Tots for their #Treats4Toys campaign.  For every treat created and shared on social media, Kellogg’s donated a toy to a child in need.  As part of the campaign, Jessica created an entire holiday window display out of crispy rice treats in midtown Manhattan – calling it her “dream come true!”