Rice Krispy Treat Project

I have been looking at how much garbage my family puts down, what we've been eating, how much waste it creates and trying to look for fun alternatives. I looked in my pantry and the first thing I came across were Rice Krispy Treats. Whoever dreamed up this concoction deserves an Emmy award, maybe a seat at the table on the Martha Stewart Show or a lifetime achievement award. Everyone in the United States at some point in their life has had a little niblet of a Rice Krispy Treat. You talk about impact! They sell them in grocery stores and the restaurant Noodles is kind enough to package them up for us to devour at their cash registers. So yes, the dude or dudette who invented the Rice Krispy Treat you are truly a Rock Star!! After looking at the little treats in my pantry and also eating these little suckers I thought to myself. Self? Why are we wasting money on this, creating additional garbage and what can I do to make this fun for my family? We should make them ourselves!! Wow, what a novel concept. In this world of WiFi, Cell Phones and iPads why in the world would I want to actually interact with my family, take the hour to make something, have some fun and maybe save some money and prevent some additional garbage going into the ground. So here is the high level formula. I didn't get super analytical but here I go. At Amazon you can get a box of Rice Krispy Treats 50 count for $10.39. That is .53/ Ounce. If I buy a 18 Ounce box of off brand Rice cereal from Food Lion it costs .17/Ounce. A bag of Jet Puffed Marshmallows from Amazon costs $1.96 which is .12/Ounce There is a negligible amount of butter (.05 maybe) to include in this. My cost per ounce is .29/ ounce minus the garbage going into the ground from packaging which is almost the same.


So in the end you are saving .24/ounce total. What is absolutely priceless is the time you get with your family. My 13 year old daughter initially approached this like it was kind of lame but within 10 minutes we were laughing and joking around, she was dancing and we were having a blast. All in all it was a win win…..Enjoy

Rice Krispy

And here is your Rice Krispy Goodness

About Adventures in the Burbs (72 Articles)
I'm now considered a survivor. A survivor of what you may ask? For my entire life I have been a walking time bomb due to a visitor embedded in my brain called an AVM, or an Arteriovenous Malformation. I never actually knew I had it. My story of survival is so improbably and spectacular that it is worthy of an entire book in itself. I may have a post in here somewhere on my blog that covers it. In the end I’ve survived a brain hemorrhage, brain surgery and I’ve been left with Epilepsy and Left Side Neglect. Believe it or not, Left Side Neglect has been nothing less than a fascinating experience although I don’t recommend it for the feeble or weak minded. In the end that time bomb exploded yet I’m still here to put my adventures up on this blog and I will never let my survivor experience hold me back from life. Although I’m now considered a “Survivor”, throughout life I have been many things and it seems I have assumed many different identities along the way. For me life has been a zigzagging adventure woven with change and that change has always been good. I’m truly blessed as my life has been nothing short of amazing and my cup has always been overflowing even in the worst of times. I’ve had a good family, good friends, excellent mentors along the way and an amazing wife. Wonder if she will actually ever read this?? I’ve been a musician, a dishwasher, a pizza maker, a break-dancer, a skateboarder, a long haired metal head, a United States Marine, a husband, a father to many, a technologist, a college student, an adventure racer, a businessman, a manager, a leader, a crisis manager, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur, an amateur RV’er, an amateur blogger, an amateur writer, an amateur photographer, a thinker, a doer, a traveler, a wannabe digital nomad, an adventurer, and a remote worker. So as you can see I’ve maintained just a few identities….but what’s in an identity anyway. I know my identity as a “survivor” will not sum up my existence nor define me as a person. My name is Will and I am all of those identities listed above and then some. Hopefully you will join me on my journey. Do take Care, Will

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