These Cap’n Crunch Treats are a fun twist on classic Rice Krispies treats and inspired by the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. They’re the perfect fast dessert or afternoon snack and Cap’n Crunch lovers will go crazy over them!
Cap’n Crunch Treats are a fun no bake dessert the whole family will love! Last weekend I finally finished reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It was such a fun read and a total throwback for anyone who grew up in the 80s. I actually didn’t, I’m a 90s kid, but my parents were 80s kids and a lot of their favorite things became a part of my childhood too!
Ready Player One takes place in the future during a time when most people live out their lives in a virtual world known as the OASIS. Wade Watts is a 17 year-old kid who has spent the last 5 years trying to unlock the clues of James Halliday’s game. Halliday and his best friend created the OASIS and when Halliday passed on, his will indicated that whoever found “the egg” would inherit his fortune. Even though the year is 2044, Halliday’s game and obsession with the 80s throws the entire world 60 years back into the decade that gave us Pac-Man, Blade
Even though the year is 2044, Halliday’s game and obsession with the 80s throws the entire world 60 years back into the decade that gave us Pac-Man, Blade Runner and Tiffany. As Wade follows the clues, he discovers that this game is a lot more dangerous than he ever imagined.
While I found the writing to be a little choppy, Cline still sucks you into this fun world of action and nerdiness! Of course, I had to create a Food & Fiction recipe. Originally I was inspired by Wade’s mention of microwave brownies, and don’t worry, those are still coming!
However, there’s a point in the book in which Cap’n Crunch makes an appearance and I thought to myself, “You know, that’s a little more fitting for a book like this”. Now, Cap’n Crunch and Rice Krispies Treats weren’t exactly products of the 80s, but I thought they’d make a fun combo and my husband says they’d be ultimate gamer food.
So yeah, I took Cap’n Crunch and made it into a fun marshmallowy treat that kids of any age and any decade will love! Did I mention that this is a super easy recipe too? Like 3-ingredients, EASY! See, you’re already in love and you should definitely pick up Ready Player One if you’re looking for a fun read this summer!
More Cereal Treats
- Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies
- Lucky Charms Treats
- Cocoa Pebbles Treats
- Golden Grahams S’mores Bars
- Fruity Pebbles Treats
Cap’n Crunch Treats
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Cap’n Crunch
- Line a 9 x 13 in baking pan with buttered wax paper and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add in marshmallows and stir continuously until fully melted and mixed with the butter. Remove from heat and fold in Cap’n Crunch.
- Transfer mix into the 9 x 13 in baking pan. Wet hands and evenly press mixture into the pan.
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Comments & Reviews
These are super delicious and EASY. A nice switch up from traditional Rice Krispies. Thank you
Greg Nelson says
I’ve made lots of similar treats, but never with captain crunch. Genius.
Rebecca Hubbell says
So yummy! I brown the butter and roast the marshmallows in the oven! DELISH!
I bet my mom would love these. Cap’n crunch cereal is one of her favorites.
These look really good! I bet they would go over great at a kids party!
SWEET! I know the kids will love that! God bless!
Julie @ Girl on the Move says
Capn’ Crunch is one of my favorite guilty pleasure snacks so these look quite tasty! And easy…which is a great bonus!
Mine too, I probably get a box once every few months because I “deserve” it!
Yum. These are fabulous. I love cap n crunch I haven’t had it since I was a kid but think these would be great!
You’ve got to try these Jeanine, they’ll take you down memory lane instantly!
I was addicted to Cap’n Crunch when I was pregnant. Love them!!
It’s the best!
I am intrigued by this book – sounds really good! I have to admit, I have never tried cap’n crunch, and I don’t think I could handle it myself (I grew up in Australia, and I just can’t get used to the American sweet cereals)…my husband on the other hand, would be all over them 🙂 I love your book/gamer themed food – great idea!
If you ever get the chance, do so! The book is such a fun read and I hope you get the chance to read it!
winifred jac says
oh man, i used to love cap n crunch when i was younger… with the berries. the things we can’t eat now, right!? lol.
I still sneak in a box from time to time, but I know what you mean! We’re not as young as we used to be!
These look great – why have I never thought of this!? I’m reading this book right now actually and so far, I like it!
I thought it was one of the funnest books I’ve read in a long time! Enjoy!