This is my favorite childhood treat, ampao, or rice crispies, in the Philippines. Growing up in the province, chocolates and other branded sweets were a rare treat. I remember getting chocolates only on Christmas, during birthdays, and other special occasions (they are expensive) or when a relative from abroad returns home. Rice crispies, however, were our everyday treat simply because they are very affordable. They are sweet and crunchy, sometimes sprinkled with peanuts. It is rectangular in shape, about half an inch to one inch in thickness (depending on who makes them) that one has to open its mouth wider than usual to have a bite of it.