Treat Yourself! by Jessica Siskin is such a fun cookbook to review! 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.Title: Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy Rice Treats
Author: Jessica Siskin
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Genres: Cookbook, Lifestyle
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Treat Yourself! by Jessica Siskin
❀ A Forgivable Medium
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.
❀ Interesting and Crowd-Pleasing
Treat Yourself! by Jessica Siskin 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.
21 thoughts on “Treat Yourself! by Jessica Siskin”
That is so cute! I love Rice Krispie treats, and since it doesn’t really involve cooking, it might actually be something I could do!
The recipes are definitely doable for anyone and I think that you will enjoy it! 🙂
This book is so cool! I’m looking forward to buy it and make some recipes
If you make one of the designs, I would love to see it! 🙂
Love the cover! It’s making me feel hungry 🙂
A recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night? I’d love to see that one if you do try it. 😛
hahaha! I will be sure to post it if I do! 🙂
I just want this because these would be fun as all get out to make!
I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes. I have bookmarked half of the book! lol
This looks like total fun!
It really is! 🙂
Sounds like a fun approach to rice krispie treats, which I’ve always loved. And hey, I think they’re gluten free!
I think that you are right! 🙂
Love the hamburger- who would have ever thought that you could make that our of rice crispies-
what a clever idea. I’m sure the book has lots of them . Might be worth a look.
I hope that you find some fun things to make! 🙂
Wow. That’s AWESOME! Consider me impressed! So cool. I have to buy this book immediately!!!
I’m on the lookout for any such treats! This book will help!
Its so creative and they look too good to eat! These would be perfect for a themed birthday party.
What a great way to learn the alphabet 😉
thank you for your review. oh what a fun idea. when our kiddos were young, we would make all kinds of things from rice krisies.