I never would’ve guessed that this killer-sugary confection would be such a hit in France. Since then, I’m reminded that the French also eat up Jerry Lewis, I maybe shouldn’t be so
surprised after all.
My grandmother used to make batches of these, and freeze them until the youngsters came around. I don’t remember ever really liking them, but they were perfect to share. This was a popular commodity while I was in University, and I’m sure I managed some equitable late-night snack trades.
I make these in a larger pan than the original recipe calls for of 13” x 9”, because the modern equivalent packages make a larger quantity.
Be sure to generously butter your pans, and your hands. You’ll be glad you did, these are sticky as all git out!
Melt in saucepan: 175 g butter
Add and gently melt, stirring constantly: 300 g marshmallows
Or you can combine the butter & marshmallows in a covered microwavable container, and zap for 2 minutes at 500W. Mix well, and MW at additional 30 second intervals as needed until melted and cohesive.
When the mixture is smooth, pour into a large bowl over:
375 g Rice Crispy cereal
Stir (with a silicon spatula or a buttered spoon) until the cereal is well coated an evenly mixed. Press the mixture into greased pans. Chill until firm.