Jeff Marini / Chicago magazine
Jeff Marini / Chicago magazine

The Rice Krispies Treat Goes Postmodern

This classic dessert isn’t just for kids anymore

1. Salted and Buttered Popcorn
A savory blast of movie-theater-style popcorn is marshmallow’s ideal match, producing easily the best flavor combo of the bunch. $3. Summer House Santa Monica, 1954 N. Halsted St



2. Pork Floss and Seaweed
Consuming a sweet snack shot through with pork floss, seaweed, and sesame seeds and topped with fish-sauce-flavored caramel and fried shallots sounds like a dare. But leave it to the Fat Rice crew to make the taste oddly alluring. $6. Bakery at Fat Rice, 2951 W. Diversey Ave

3. Confetti with Buttercream
The ooey-gooiest specimen is loaded with sprinkles, then slapped with a thick layer of Sweet Mandy B’s signature buttercream frosting. It’s cereal treat meets cake—meets sugar coma. $4.50. Sweet Mandy B’s, 1208 W. Webster Ave

4. S’Mores-Like
Graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow (even whole ones sprinkled on top for good measure) are all accounted for. A heck of a lot easier than building a fire. $4. Goddess and Grocer, multiple locations, goddessandgrocer.com

For two more incredible twists on the classic Rice Krispies Treat, head over to Chicago magazine.

 

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