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Have you ever eaten something from a bakery or restaurant, and thought, "Man, I could have definitely made this myself for way less money"? Even if you're one of the worst cooks in the world, you'd still be thinking that if you bought one of the most hated treats from Crumbl Cookies, the Classic Krispies Bar.

That's right, it's a rice crispy treat — "featuring Rice Krispies" no less — and they're calling it a cookie and slapping a $4-$5 price tag on it, just like all of the dessert chain's other fancy creations. There's no frosting or decoration beyond a few mini marshmallows thrown in the mix, so it's just like the kind you've probably made at least a few times at home, but shaped into a disc and not a square. 

@thelifestyleofafoodie Ok but on a real note, is CRUMBL pushing it a little by calling these cookies?! Let me know in the comments below also make these bc they’re delicious! Recipe is on my blog now! #ricekrispietreats #ricekripiestreats #crumblcookies #crumbl #baking ♬ original sound - Des☆

As you can imagine, Crumbl fans HATE this thing. Even the most diehard cookie lovers on Reddit's r/CrumblCookies community think it's a total ripoff. "You don’t realize the death grip Crumbl has on you until you are buying a $5 rice krispie treat," said u/CyCheye

"I refuse," responded u/breyore. "I will never find out if it’s the best rice crispie in the world because I cannot allow myself to encourage their bad behavior and support their absolute lunacy. 😂"

The ones who did try one were not impressed. "I took one for the team in my group of friends and can tell you, you’re better off getting generic brand rice krispies," said u/CyCheye. "There’s no flavor! I felt like I ate sticky cardboard."

Even some Crumbl employees seem to hate them. In one Reddit thread, a supposed employee asks other employees how they keep the marshmallow mixture from sticking to their hands while shaping the "cookie." Weirdly, they're instructed to wet their hands first instead of using the time-honored trick of butter, oil, or a spray of Pam. "That is how corporate actually is instructing us to ball them," said u/Cultural-Associate17. "They want us to sell a soggy 'cookie' for whatever reason. The water after is so gross." 

"I never wanted to try one but this visual of gloopy, watery hands & rice crispy treat sounds so unappetizing," said another Redditor, and we couldn't agree more. 

Look, we're not huge fans of Crumbl's cookies anyway, but at least you can say that the work and effort that goes into them is at least close to worth the $4-$5 price tag. Shaping plain old Rice Krispies treats into a disc and selling it for the same price as a triple berry cobbler or pink sugar cookie is insulting. As one Redditor said, "At least make it look $5."

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