This recipe is coming to you from our exclusive Tailgating guide! We’ll be sending out more tailgating tips and recipes throughout the season so if you’re not on the email list and want to view the additional materials, make sure you sign up here to get the full issue! However, these recipes will be public for the remainder of the football season so don’t worry about missing out on those! This one is a school-specific twist on your favorite rice crispy treat to bring you the Honeycomb Crisp Treat.
When I first picked these up at the grocery store, I felt like my inner kid was skipping alongside me down the aisle, triumphantly waving the box of cereal in her hand as she glided past the adult cereals like granola or raisin bran (two kinds of cereal that today, I absolutely love #oldsoul).
Or maybe I actually was skipping down the aisle- these days my imagination seems to blur with reality. Did I actually dream I ate an entire chocolate cake- or did I actually eat an entire cake?
In preparation for my Georgia Tech inspired tailgate shoot (more on why I chose Georgia Tech here), I wanted to create some mascot approved treats to go alongside our tier of Callie’s HLB, so I figured it would be fun to sub out honeycomb crunch for the typical rice crispy treat since their mascot is a yellow jacket.
Let me tell you- rice crispies are OUT- we are pushing Honeycomb crisp from now on!
Because of the honeycomb crisps added honey flavor, the finished product actually had an umami taste to it and a really unique texture since the cereal itself is so large it could absorb more of the marshmallows and butter.
My inner child was brimming ear to ear as she took her first bite of these treats from the sheet pan. I know you will find these much more enjoyable than the regular rice crispy treat for your tailgating season!
- One bag of mini marshmallows
- Six cups of Honeycomb Crunch Cereal
- One stick of butter
- Pinch of salt
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Slowly stir in the marshmallows until they've completely dissolved.
Remove from heat and gently fold in the cereal.
Transfer to a sheetpan (I lined mine with a silpat to keep it from sticking) and let cool completely before cutting into rounds or squares and serving.