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It all began with a giant cheeseburger-shaped rice crispy treat, created on a whim and posted online. Since then, Misterkrisp, aka food artist Jessica Siskin, has become an Instagram sensation with her joy-inducing, pop-culture-inspired treats. Treat Yourself! is the perfect answer for any cook, crafty food lover, or creative parent looking to make crowd-pleasing and person It all began with a giant cheeseburger-shaped rice crispy treat, created on a whim and posted online. Since then, Misterkrisp, aka food artist Jessica Siskin, has become an Instagram sensation with her joy-inducing, pop-culture-inspired treats. Treat Yourself! is the perfect answer for any cook, crafty food lover, or creative parent looking to make crowd-pleasing and personalized treats for birthdays, holidays, school events, and virtually every other occasion. With no baking required, these playful, visually dazzling sweets are simple enough for anyone to whip up. Each of the 93 projects, arranged from Apple to Zebra, starts with a single base recipe. There are large, cake-sized treats to share and individual-sized treats perfect for bake sales and goody bags. Step-by-step instructions, vibrant illustrations, and downloadable templates ensure that anyone, with any level of skill, can turn out delicious, eye-catching creations: Lively designs for kids’ parties—Robot, Dinosaur, Crown, Balloons. A Cheeseburger. A Statue of Liberty. A Dancing Lady Emoji. And a sweet centerpiece for your next Super Bowl bash: a Football Stadium filled with sprinkle spectators. It’ll serve the neighborhood! Treats have never been so much fun or so doable.  


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It all began with a giant cheeseburger-shaped rice crispy treat, created on a whim and posted online. Since then, Misterkrisp, aka food artist Jessica Siskin, has become an Instagram sensation with her joy-inducing, pop-culture-inspired treats. Treat Yourself! is the perfect answer for any cook, crafty food lover, or creative parent looking to make crowd-pleasing and person It all began with a giant cheeseburger-shaped rice crispy treat, created on a whim and posted online. Since then, Misterkrisp, aka food artist Jessica Siskin, has become an Instagram sensation with her joy-inducing, pop-culture-inspired treats. Treat Yourself! is the perfect answer for any cook, crafty food lover, or creative parent looking to make crowd-pleasing and personalized treats for birthdays, holidays, school events, and virtually every other occasion. With no baking required, these playful, visually dazzling sweets are simple enough for anyone to whip up. Each of the 93 projects, arranged from Apple to Zebra, starts with a single base recipe. There are large, cake-sized treats to share and individual-sized treats perfect for bake sales and goody bags. Step-by-step instructions, vibrant illustrations, and downloadable templates ensure that anyone, with any level of skill, can turn out delicious, eye-catching creations: Lively designs for kids’ parties—Robot, Dinosaur, Crown, Balloons. A Cheeseburger. A Statue of Liberty. A Dancing Lady Emoji. And a sweet centerpiece for your next Super Bowl bash: a Football Stadium filled with sprinkle spectators. It’ll serve the neighborhood! Treats have never been so much fun or so doable.  

30 review for Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy Rice Treats

  1. 4 out of 5

    karen

    okay, now that i’ve actually had a chance to look more closely at this book, my verdict is no - no, i will not be using this book for a future project. it’s far too labor-intensive for my preferred routine of one-a-day projecting, and the end-product is way too big even if i only did one a week, the thought of eating nothing but massive quantities of rice krispies treats for a month makes my jaws ache. plus, it requires all sorts of persnickity little things i do not have, nor wish to purcha okay, now that i’ve actually had a chance to look more closely at this book, my verdict is no - no, i will not be using this book for a future project. it’s far too labor-intensive for my preferred routine of one-a-day projecting, and the end-product is way too big even if i only did one a week, the thought of eating nothing but massive quantities of rice krispies treats for a month makes my jaws ache. plus, it requires all sorts of persnickity little things i do not have, nor wish to purchase: icing tips, various colors of sparkle gel, decorating icing, food coloring (did you know that there’s such a thing as WHITE food coloring???), gold food spray, plus a million candies and other thingies for accents, like starburst and fruit rollups & etc. if there are starburst fruit chews in this house, they aren’t going to last long enough to be melted down into decorative colors for some krispie treat. it’s the kind of book you need to have a ton of free time for, even to make a handful of the NINETY-THREE recipes. the only way i could swing this is if someone were to approach me and say, “i know that you do not play the lottery, but look - you have won the lottery anyway! go make treats for a month!” so for me, no. but as a special-occasion baking endeavor, it looks like a fun book although it is full of opportunities for humiliation, as alissa's review notes. i mean, this one looks doable: and this one has a cute little meta/cheeky/inception-krispies thing going on but this?? i am not nearly awesome enough to pull this off. but, MAN - seeing this gave me the best flashback ever. are you ready to go back in time to february 1983, when miniature karen received her copy of electric company magazine #092 in the mail and saw this cover and it totally blew her mind? best. issue. ever. but even miniature karen knew she wasn’t going to be making art with jelly beans, and old soggy karen agrees - leave this to the pros. still, i appreciate so many of these recipes - for other people, even if i have no desire to make or even eat the results. like this - it’s a really clever to use red m&ms to mimic cherry pie filling, and it looks beautiful, but the reality of sitting down and eating a “slice” of krispie/m&m pie is not a reward commensurate with the amount of exertion required. i don’t think it would be satisfying either in taste OR texture. there are yummier ways to achieve instant diabetes, such as a festive bowl of rainbow cavity mix: one part starbursts, one part starburst jelly beans, one part skittles. yum. still, i really admire her dedication to/obsession with all things krispie. this kind of behavior would probably have led to her being institutionalized in the past, but thankfully instagram and pinterest have normalized such…outpourings. mostly. visually, her thanksgiving spread is a joy: and her manipulation of the humble krispie into holiday splendor is impressive: potatoes (with a starburst butter-pat) cranberry sauce mini-marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes and the majestic turkey but again - actually sitting down to eat that feels like a punishment. even if you really really really like rice krispie treats, at some point you’re going to want a contrasting flavor for palate-cleansing. however, this one i liked because i misread it as “freaking moon made of marshmallow!” which is a better headline. and it’s also a sensible snack for your commute: if you are a crazy person. so, no, i will not be using this as a monthly project. but if any of you choose to - send me pictures, okay?

  2. 5 out of 5

    The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)

    Having been a long time fan of Rice Krispie squares, I knew that I had to check this book out! There are literally close to 100 different ideas and designs in this book, and it will most likely inspire its readers to create their own treat projects as well. The instructions are relatively easy and the images are absolutely whimsical. Also, Jessica shares her story and how she came to be the iconic Misterkrisp in the introduction to the book, which is an interesting addition to a recipe book. If y Having been a long time fan of Rice Krispie squares, I knew that I had to check this book out! There are literally close to 100 different ideas and designs in this book, and it will most likely inspire its readers to create their own treat projects as well. The instructions are relatively easy and the images are absolutely whimsical. Also, Jessica shares her story and how she came to be the iconic Misterkrisp in the introduction to the book, which is an interesting addition to a recipe book. If you have already discovered Misterkrisp online, you will already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Treat Yourself! Siskin gives her readers a list of tools and tips on how to achieve the best results from her recipes, as well as a chart that breaks down the ratios of cereal, marshmallow, butter and food colouring each design will require. The book takes on the idea that this is arts and crafts more than cooking and gives the sense that there is no wrong way to create each design. The medium is forgivable and it is easy to correct a mistake with a simple fix. As the synopsis indicates, Treat Yourself! is a great resource for anyone looking to come up with some interesting, crowd-pleasing treats. The designs range from easy to advanced, with one of the more difficult recipes being a recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night! I am not sure if I have the ability to make that one turn out as well as the one in the book, but I think it is something that would be a lot of fun trying to create.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alissa

    Saw this sitting on the "to-be-processed" cart while I was waiting for the copy machine to finish up and paged through it. Even though I've never been a huge fan of rice crispy treats, a distaste that increased threefold in recent years (please refer to the Unfortunate Candy Sushi Episode of 2011), this looked fun. The verdict...although I have not made (nor will I make) anything found within, I must say that this entire book looks like a Pinterest Fail waiting to happen. Just looking at the pict Saw this sitting on the "to-be-processed" cart while I was waiting for the copy machine to finish up and paged through it. Even though I've never been a huge fan of rice crispy treats, a distaste that increased threefold in recent years (please refer to the Unfortunate Candy Sushi Episode of 2011), this looked fun. The verdict...although I have not made (nor will I make) anything found within, I must say that this entire book looks like a Pinterest Fail waiting to happen. Just looking at the pictures and how pretty everything is, you automatically know that any real-world attempt by the average non-Martha Stewart type isn't going to end well (again, please refer to the Unfortunate Candy Sushi Episode of 2011). I mean anything THAT cute can't be that easy to replicate in the realm of cold, harsh reality. Just the same, someone here needs to try some of these recipies (Karen, I'm looking at you) and let the greater Goodreads community know how it really is. p.s. On a side note: Dear Kellog company (is it Kellog that makes rice crispies? I don't eat cereal, so I don't know): This does not make me want to buy your product anymore than normal (which is never) so you can nix the sneaky advertising campaign. Just sayin'

  4. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    I rarely read the introductions to most non-fiction books. They are almost always dry and boring but not this time. If you usually skip introductions go ahead and give this one a shot. The story behind the treats is pretty interesting, plus the author is amusing, not at all dry or boring. I knew I liked her when she ended her “How to Use This Book” section with the statement, “Apologies in advance for the abundance of puns in this book. I can’t help who I am.” I love puns. This delightful cookboo I rarely read the introductions to most non-fiction books. They are almost always dry and boring but not this time. If you usually skip introductions go ahead and give this one a shot. The story behind the treats is pretty interesting, plus the author is amusing, not at all dry or boring. I knew I liked her when she ended her “How to Use This Book” section with the statement, “Apologies in advance for the abundance of puns in this book. I can’t help who I am.” I love puns. This delightful cookbook explores a ton of fun ways to make unique rice crispy treats. It starts out by giving readers the basics: tools and equipment needed, a basic recipe and batch guides, access to templates you can download online, plus a variety of tips and tricks to help you along the way. Recipes are accompanied by a level of difficulty rating of easy, medium, and advanced. I was amazed to find that some of the putziest-looking recipes were actually rated easy, and it was only after reading through the instructions and studying the step-by-step photographs that I realized how easy they really were. And speaking of photographs, the ones in this book are beautiful. They are bright, clear, and in the case of the ones used in the instructions, nicely detailed. I appreciated them immensely. If you are looking for a fun treat that will wow your guests, try making the treats shaped like a gumball machine; the Eiffel Tower; dinosaurs; donuts; and my personal favorite, a plate of bacon and sunny-side-up eggs made entirely of rice crispy treats and a dab of yellow frosting! My son hates cakes and birthdays are always a challenge to find him something special to serve as his “birthday cake.” This year it’s going to be so easy now that I know how to make an exact replica of his Xbox controller using a batch of rice crispy treats and a few dabs of colored frosting. Quirky and fun and I highly recommend this. Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    Treat Yourself! by Jessica Siskin I have been making rice crispy treats since I was a kid, Just put them in a pan and made bars out of them. My kids loved them when they were growing up. My Grand Kids though are gonna get surprised now when I make they come to visit now that I have this awesome book of ideas. This book will make you rethink the rice crispy treat. There are so many awesome ideas in this book to make them colored and shaped. Easter is coming up in a few weeks and we are going to h Treat Yourself! by Jessica Siskin I have been making rice crispy treats since I was a kid, Just put them in a pan and made bars out of them. My kids loved them when they were growing up. My Grand Kids though are gonna get surprised now when I make they come to visit now that I have this awesome book of ideas. This book will make you rethink the rice crispy treat. There are so many awesome ideas in this book to make them colored and shaped. Easter is coming up in a few weeks and we are going to have some fancy rice crispy Easter eggs. For parties I will e making balloon shaped ones and so many other things.   The first part of the book gives you tips as well as the basic Rice Crispy recipe, and then there are a whopping 93 ideas of what you can create. It also give you a link to a website where you can print off templates to use while making your masterpiece. No more plain old bars for us.   I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bunny

    People want dessert when life is good. What I hated about this book: The ridiculous title. What I loved about this book: Literally everything except that ridiculous title.* This book is SO MUCH FUN. I have NEVER, in my ENTIRE LIFE, been so motivated to make Rice Krispie Treats. And you know what? I get to call them Rice Krispie treats, as opposed to Rice Cereal treats. You know why? Because this author was brilliant, and works with Kellogg's, so she doesn't have to go for a generic name. That right People want dessert when life is good. What I hated about this book: The ridiculous title. What I loved about this book: Literally everything except that ridiculous title.* This book is SO MUCH FUN. I have NEVER, in my ENTIRE LIFE, been so motivated to make Rice Krispie Treats. And you know what? I get to call them Rice Krispie treats, as opposed to Rice Cereal treats. You know why? Because this author was brilliant, and works with Kellogg's, so she doesn't have to go for a generic name. That right there? Everything. The creations in this book are BRILLIANT, and amazing. They are all arranged alphabetically, from Apple to Zebra. This makes the reading even more fun, because you're anticipating what other objects will pop up. What's going to be under X? What's going to be the next P? Are there any naughty Rice Krispie treats in here??? (Spoiler: There are not). I anticipated this would be more of a looking book than a reading book. Because let's face it, you don't really need to read the recipe. She puts the base recipe at the very beginning of the book, then throughout, tells you how much of it you will need, in addition to the fun add-ons, like Airheads, Twizzlers, and candy melts. (Also, she put chocolate Twizzlers instead of black licorice Twizzlers, bless you, woman.) Then, flipping through the chapters and squeaking at the pictures, I came across the chapter on making fruit-shaped treats. And the first line caught my eye. I love fruit, but sometimes I just wish it had more butter in it. I cackled. Out loud. And then got annoyed with myself for not reading the introduction to each recipe. SHAMEFUL. This book is so excellent. It would've been exceptionally easy to put the pictures in here with no instructions. I've seen it done before. Jessica Siskin provides not only written instructions, but also damn near picture-by-picture, step-by-step instructions. I think even I, as culinarily and creatively challenged as I really am, could make some of these. And believe me. I will be. * Yes, I can appreciate the pun. That doesn't make it less ridiculous.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ella Grace

    So cute! I can't wait to try these recipes out! So cute! I can't wait to try these recipes out!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Regina Hunter

    Possibly one of the coolest cookbooks/treatbooks I have read thus far. Pictures are bright and simply jump out at me with every turn. Ideas and and signs are creative, adorable and astonishing. I cannot stop looking at it. Definitely will do a few designs for a friends birthday party. This book seems perfect for all levels, designs require patience, possibly a try or two. Yet, instructions are quite clear. A beautiful piece that will now be in my collection and cannot wait to try something out.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Critterbee❇

    Whimsical and delicious! This is a wonderfully photographed instruction book on creating fun, unusual and memorable treats using the basic recipe for Rice Crispy Treats. I imagine that it would be great fun to do this with children, or even a group of children for a special treat. There are some great ideas for shaping the treats, and often candy is used to visually enhance the end result. Not crazy about the recipe calling for artificial food coloring and mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow Whimsical and delicious! This is a wonderfully photographed instruction book on creating fun, unusual and memorable treats using the basic recipe for Rice Crispy Treats. I imagine that it would be great fun to do this with children, or even a group of children for a special treat. There are some great ideas for shaping the treats, and often candy is used to visually enhance the end result. Not crazy about the recipe calling for artificial food coloring and mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow 'fluff.' **eARC Netgalley**

  10. 4 out of 5

    Cariadne

    It's exactly what it looks like and says it is: ideas on making edible crispy rice art. There weren't many designs here that would fit into a celebration in my world, but it inspires me to come up with my own. It's exactly what it looks like and says it is: ideas on making edible crispy rice art. There weren't many designs here that would fit into a celebration in my world, but it inspires me to come up with my own.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Paula

    I reviewed this book for NetGalley.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    What a fun book! Author's personality really shines through, and she's endearing. There really are 93 separate recipes in the book... there's no "cheating" with variations on just a few things! Super simple instructions with tons of full-color photos; you can't go wrong. She provides the recipe for the treat base, explicit instructions on coloring, and even downloadable templates for shaping! So nice of her. I tried: •Cheeseburger: This turned out great! It was not hard to make. Took a little tim What a fun book! Author's personality really shines through, and she's endearing. There really are 93 separate recipes in the book... there's no "cheating" with variations on just a few things! Super simple instructions with tons of full-color photos; you can't go wrong. She provides the recipe for the treat base, explicit instructions on coloring, and even downloadable templates for shaping! So nice of her. I tried: •Cheeseburger: This turned out great! It was not hard to make. Took a little time, but totally worth it. It's a crowd-wower! •Sushi: Made with Joey. Fun! Turned out great, and really wasn't hard. I didn't follow the instructions well and ended up with treats hardening too quickly. (I tried to make both batches at once, even though the directions explicitly said not too.) Broke my rubber spatula! But they were yummy and fun, and it's really not a pricey endeavor!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mercer County Library System

    Want to be like the celebrity chefs that turn crispy rice treats into delectable full-course meals? Look no further! Treat Yourself! is jam packed with recipes to create many masterpieces including disguised donuts, pie, a flowerpot, a fire truck, a Thanksgiving turkey, and even a wedding cake! (Reviewed by Julia, Lawrence branch)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Ok I will admit the one and only time that I made rice krispy treats it was a brick. I guess that I had over worked the sticky mixture. If you did know how to make treats without having them seize, this is a fantastic book. Most recipes have a step by step picture instructions. Fun treat sculptures for every occasion. I like it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gladys

    Treat Yourself by Jessica Siskin is a wonderful treat. This informative and inspiring book provides you with hints, tips and a great collection of 93 fabulous and fun no-bake crispy rice treats. Offers everything from individual-sized treats to full size cakes. Provides step-by-step instructions and full color photos. I am posting an honest review after reading an ARC copy of this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kiki Langberg

    I'd really say 3 stars because I actually dislike rice crispy treats, but I'm giving 4 because that's not the book's fault. While I totally appreciate the simplicity of using 1 basic recipe, I guess I was expecting different flavors... Again, my fault. Siskin is a talented artist, and although I have no desire to make any of these, it was a fun quick read. I'd really say 3 stars because I actually dislike rice crispy treats, but I'm giving 4 because that's not the book's fault. While I totally appreciate the simplicity of using 1 basic recipe, I guess I was expecting different flavors... Again, my fault. Siskin is a talented artist, and although I have no desire to make any of these, it was a fun quick read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Lee

    Recipes and information seemed solid. This is a very creative book that shows you how to take your traditional rice crispy treats and transform them into creative works of imagination! Very fun to look through, and even yummier to eat! It is the same recipe for the treats, but it shows you how to add food coloring to make thing like hamburgers, apples, bowling ball and pin, etc.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    This book completely inspired me!!! It gave us huge fun in the kitchen, and amazing bonding time with kids, but no baking and very little mess. Highly, highly, highly recommend!!!!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Joel Gratcyk

    My son LOVED this book. We spent hours in the kitchen this summer making treats from it.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsi

    Very elaborate rice krispie treats.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    The subtitle of the book "ridiculously fun" is right! The things the author makes with crispy rice treats are crazy and wild and fun! The subtitle of the book "ridiculously fun" is right! The things the author makes with crispy rice treats are crazy and wild and fun!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    This is a cool cookbook about rice krispies.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Aranyi

    The ideas in here are FANTASTICAL and the writing is hilarious. Lots of neat ideas and tips for coming up with your own. Definitely worth a skim if you like fun desserts (who doesn't?!) The ideas in here are FANTASTICAL and the writing is hilarious. Lots of neat ideas and tips for coming up with your own. Definitely worth a skim if you like fun desserts (who doesn't?!)

  24. 4 out of 5

    Heather Key

    Your going to a party but your tired of the cookie, pie, cake option. You need to check out this book my friend.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Felicia

  26. 4 out of 5

    Emily Kaufmann

  27. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Lawler

  28. 4 out of 5

    bobby boskoff

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ruth

  30. 4 out of 5

    Trish

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