This is the mother of all rice krispy treat recipes. Actually, that’s not true. There are a gazillion out there and I have learned that although I’m an adult I totally still dig the RKT as long as it’s made well and not all dried out. This fluffy golden oreo funfetti rice krispy treats is so not dried out thanks to the gobs of marshmallows and marshmallow cream. Plus there’s sprinkles and oreo cookies. Totally kid approved. And fun. And care free. Which is why I made them because just two hours ago I was pretty fuming mad and I have to warn you, this post is pretty blunt and if you don’t agree please remember to be kind.
Today pornography popped up on our computer in front of our girls, who are 9 and 5. Our daughter was working on a power point for her book report on The Boxcar Children (one of my favorites as a kid) and she needed a picture of something from the book. Now, we are very careful about computers as we do not support pornography in any way. In fact, we wholeheartedly disagree with it because of the false reality, turning people into objects to be lusted after and the destructive addiction it becomes. Trust me, while the media may glorify it and make it into the norm we have witnessed lives ruined by the addiction and families destroyed. Anyway! So we are always present for computer time, and I was doing a google search and clicked images. Someone had linked image after image to that search. It popped onto the screen and I yelled for the girls to shut their eyes as I quickly clicked off the page.
Cade and I talked and decided that although we’ve talked to our girls before about safe touch and unsafe touch, and pornography that it would be best to discuss it again. We started by showing them the video below, then we had a discussion about why we don’t look at such images and if they ever were seen how they should come to us and we would help them. We also discussed ways to remove the image if it popped into their head by thinking of a picture of a puppy or whatever they wanted.
We’ve upped the filters in our home as well. We chose to go with, Here’s the thing though, why should we have to do this? Pornography is something we don’t support just like how we don’t do drugs. We don’t have drugs arriving on our door or being handed to our children. We don’t smoke so cigarettes don’t just show up or get offered to our children. No, we would have to go buy those things. So why is pornography allowed to be so readily accessible? We don’t support it and I should be able to choose if it enters my home.
I’m mad. I’m worried for my children because bodies are to be used these days. Billboards, TV ads, mall posters and so much more are all about sex. Women are to be lusted after and used. Men are to sleep around otherwise they are weird if they are chaste. How is this ok? I want our daughters to know true love. Respect for people and bodies. I want them to understand that images cannot take the place of something real and most importantly that intimacy between a man and woman should be something special and not what the world makes it into.
So there it is. We have the best readers ever so I’m sorry for the heavy note today, but I knew I could trust you all to be supportive. Gosh darnit, why can’t little kids just be allowed to be little and innocent these days? What does your family do to protect your children from pornography?
What Makes Rice Krispie Treats Hard?
High heat is the number one reason that rice krispie treats go hard.
Melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat for treats that stay soft and gooey.
Are Marshmallows Dairy Free?
Marshmallows are basically just sugar water and gelatin.
They are dairy free and gluten free.
Can Marshmallows be Frozen?
Marshmallows freeze well.
You can store an unopened bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Fluffy Golden Oreo Funfetti Rice Krispy Treats
- 4 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1 Package Golden Oreos, crushed, reserving 3/4 cup for topping
- 3 Tablespoons Sprinkles, plus a few extra for topping
- 5 Tablespoons Butter
- 8 Cups Mini Marshmallows, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows (you'll need two packages)
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla
- Line a 9x13" baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
- In a very large bowl, combine the cereal and oreos. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and melt completely. Add the 8 cups marshmallows, salt and vanilla. Stir until all marshmallows are completely melted.
- Pour over the cereal and stir to combine.
- Add the remaining 2 cups marshmallows and sprinkles. Dump into the prepared pan and top with remaining oreos and sprinkles. Allow to cool or eat them warm. Wrap tightly with saran wrap to store.