Linden House News

A Sweet Treat

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On Saturday afternoon the baking club met in St Thomas Lounge to make chocolate rice krispie cakes. These afternoon tea treats were originally invented in 1939 by Malitta Jenson and Mildred Day at the Kellogg Company home economics department as a fundraiser for The Camp Fire Girls. These squares or bar shapes were made through binding rice krispies or another crisp rice cereal together with butter, golden syrup and chocolate, marshmallow, nuts or other fruit may be added at this stage and the mixture placed in individual cake papers and left to set. Whilst these homemade treats were served for afternoon tea it was in 1995 that Kellogg began to market the cakes as bars, they were designed mainly for children’s lunch boxes. What can be better than a rice krispie cake with a nice cup of tea at 3 pm.