Treat: 50 Recipes for No-Bake Marshmallow Treats
If you are the kind of baker who would prefer your own homemade sweet treats but has minimal kitchen time and baking experience, Treat is for you. Stephanie Banyas accomplished a nice job on this small-format hardcover cookbook with fifty no-bake recipes, all using marshmallows as their base. Some cooking is involved but you never need to turn your oven on. You have a choice of using store-bought marshmallows or making your own, the recipe with which Banyas starts out her cookbook. It’s a bit of work but even beginner cooks can do it with ease, and your marshmallow treats will be not just very good but amazing (claims Banyas). All recipes use puffed rice cereal as the second major ingredient, and many call for other prepared items such as twenty Milkyway bars, pretzels, various store-bought cookies, even a bag of potato chips. Recipe instructions are a snap to follow and layout, with a few exceptions, is good; you can follow directions without turning the pages back and forth. Banyas divided the book into five sections grouping the treats into logical chapters, such as Candy-Store Favorites and Chocolate Delights. Index is brief and is basically an alphabetic recipe list.