Rice Krispie Treat Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on September 18th and encourages everyone to enjoy one of the most iconic childhood treats that was ever created. A treat that’s made with nothing more than Rice Krispies cereal, butter, and marshmallows.
Yes, that’s all there is to this delicious treat—a treat that’s been enjoyed by millions of children since it was first created. Of course, since this treat was created at the end of the 1930s many variations on the recipe have been created, so everyone should feel free to make the ones that make their heart sing.
The History Of Rice Krispie Treats
Before we can explore the history of Rice Krispie treats, we first have to briefly cover the history of the main ingredient used in this treat: Rice Krispies. Rice Krispies was first marketed by Kellogg’s in 1927 as a breakfast cereal and was made out of crisped rice. The recipe for Rice Krispie Treats is believed to have been created by Malitta Jenson in 1939.
It’s believed that she based her recipe on an earlier recipe that used molasses and puffed wheat. She thought Rice Krispies and marshmallows would be less messy and easier to make. The recipe would eventually make it on the back of the Rice Krispies cereal box in 1941 and then later published in newspapers all across the U.S.
Observing Rice Krispie Treats Day
Enjoying Rice Krispie Treats Day is as easy as whipping up a pan of Rice Krispie treats. You can make it according to the original 1939 recipe, or make one of the many different variations on the recipe. Some people add chocolate chips and/or peanut butter, and other people make them with white chocolate.
We’ve seen recipes that use crushed up Oreo, bananas, and even ones that contain maple bacon. Whatever recipe you decide to make, just be sure to take a good picture of your creation and post it to social media using the hashtag #RiceKrispieTreatsDay. We wanna see what you made!
When is Rice Krispie Treat Day?
|This year (2023)||September 18 (Monday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||September 18 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||September 18 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|