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Once you try these, you'll never eat a plain rice krispy treat again! These spicy alternatives to the sweet treat we all know and love will win you many fans and they will never (ever!) suspect that they're the easiest things to make! How easy? Check it out:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 (10 ounce) bag of minature marshmellows
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup chopped unsalted cashew nuts
1 cup golden raisins

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 marshmellows 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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See? So easy. So yummy. So perfect for a little holiday party spice! You may need to hide these once you make them. They have a way of disappearing rapidly once the word is out that they're "cool" enough to eat.