I’m not planning to post a recipe using rice puffs until I noticed several open boxes of puffed rice cereals that my kids eat during breakfast. You know kids – they want to try every cereal that they see on TV. One box is due to expire in 3 days and I don’t want it to go to waste – so I thought of an idea on how to let my kids consume the rice puff cereal before it becomes stale.
Ampaw was the first thing that came into my mind – but how can I make ampaw out of puffed rice cereals? I started thinking on possible sweet binders that I may use to hold the rice puffs together. I also did some research and found out that it was not as complicated as I was expecting. Since puffed rice cereals are already sweetened, I thought of using a liquid binder that is not too sweet. Light corn syrup was the best ingredient that I came-up along with some brown sugar to balance the sweetness.
If you want just the right amount of sweetness, I suggest that you try using unsweetened popped rice instead of the boxed rice puff cereals. I tried using this recipe using Kellogg’s cocoa krispies and rice krispies– both turned out perfect.
Let me know your thoughts. I will greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Recipe: Perfect Rice Puff Dessert
- 3 cups rice puffs
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Heat a large sauce pan then put-in the butter and allow it to melt.
- Once the butter melts, add the light corn syrup and brown sugar then stir to distribute the ingredients.
- When the mixture starts to boil, add the rice puffs then mix well until the rice puffs are completely coated with the liquid mixture.
- Turn off the heat then allow the rice puffs to cool down.
- Wet your hands then scoop about ¼ cup of rice puff mixture then mold into a ball shape figure.
- Place in a serving plate then serve. Share and enjoy!
Number of servings (yield): 4