This is a variation on the traditional crispy rice cereal treat with an international twist! Cashews, golden raisins and cardamom are thrown into the mix for an exotic Indian flair.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 treats
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, toss together the cereal, cashew nuts and raisins. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows and cardamom until smooth. Pour in the cereal mixture, and stir until evenly coated. Spread evenly in a greased baking dish, and pat down lightly. Cool, and cut into squares.

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Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 23.2g 8% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 70.5mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2010
I love these and I love cardamom! I used half a cup of raisins and half a cup of dried cranberries. All I had in the house were walnuts so I used those instead of cashews. This is an amazing recipe. It's one I'm sure I'll be using for years to come! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2009
it was not to my liking it was cooked ok Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2010
I love these and I love cardamom! I used half a cup of raisins and half a cup of dried cranberries. All I had in the house were walnuts so I used those instead of cashews. This is an amazing recipe. It's one I'm sure I'll be using for years to come! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
These are definitely a keeper - if you like Indian rice pudding then you will like these. Instead of cashews I used almonds (like one of the other reviewers) and they turned out excellent. And this is a tip that applies to all rice krispy treats - make sure that you sort of coax the krispies into the baking dish - don't press too hard or they'll be dense and heavy instead of light and airy. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2008
A crispy rice treat for grown-ups! The spice is very subtle and tasty. I substituted almonds for the cashews and they worked just as well. I also sprinkled just a bit of salt over the top as the bars were setting for a sweet/salt taste. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Cardamom is one of my favourite spices for baking so had to give this recipe a try. I was NOT disappointed! If you enjoy chai tea or Indian rice pudding you will enjoy this treat. I personally prefer using dried cranberries but many friends have said they prefer the golden raisins. Either way this one is a keeper. Next time I will try with dried blueberries or maybe even dried cherries. The choices are endless. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
I was very hesitant to make this recipes as I would never think to combine these ingredients together but to my surprise all my guests had seconds and thirds! Personally though I still prefer the traditional rice krispies. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
Mmmmmm! If you like Indian rice pudding you'll love this! I really liked it! I varied it by crushing the cashews into pretty smalll crumbles and added slightly more cardamom. Give this recipe a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2010
Definitely different would have been fine with just cashews. Would make a variation of this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
An awesome (adult) twist on regular old Rice Crispy Treats. The whole house smells SO GOOD while the Cardimom marshmallows and butter are melting. They tast pretty darn good too!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I added coconut & poppy seed and all I can say is WOW - you have to try this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2009
it was not to my liking it was cooked ok Read More
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