Nikki Lewis has fond memories of making Rice Krispies Treats when she was a child. As an adult, they became her go-to dessert for friends and families. Eventually, her love of the sticky, crunchy rice-cereal treat evolved into her own brand, Mallow Crunchies. Lewis puts her imprint on the sweet snacks by using ingredients like homemade marshmallow and caramel. She sells them through a website (themallowbar.com) and at local farmers’ markets, but always envisioned having her own place. “It’s been a long-term goal to own a cafe,” she says. That dream was realized in February when she opened The Mallow Bar (8767-A Philadelphia Rd., 443-231-7399) in Rosedale. Her Mallow Crunchies have already caught on in the neighborhood. “I love this place,” says Anna Bush, who stopped by recently for her favorite bar, toffee nut. “I’m hooked.”
A devotion to cereal treats leads to a cafe.
Issue date: May, 2012