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Rice Krispie Treats – How to make the best Rice Krispie Treats ever! Easy recipe for kids too. Makes a chewy, gooey, deliciously perfect dessert!
If it’s a classic treat you’re after, Rice Krispie treats are the perfect choice. And they don’t just taste good; they’re super easy to make too.
The best part is it only takes 5 ingredients to make these yummy Rice Krispie squares. And only a teensy bit of stove time.
My boys love it when I make Rice Krispies treats; and truth be told I love making them.
I love that they can be dressed up too. While original rice crispy treats are delicious all on their own, I also love making holiday and Christmas Rice Krispie treats like a Rice Krispies snowman, Christmas tree Rice Krispie treats, and Valentine Rice Krispie treats.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE RECIPE FOR RICE KRISPIE TREATS?
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WHAT KIND OF MARSHMALLOWS SHOULD I USE TO MAKE MARSHMALLOW TREATS?
While you can use either big marshmallows or mini marshmallows, I definitely recommend using the minis. You can also use marshmallow fluff, although I’ve never tried that with this particular recipe.
You have to melt the marshmallows before mixing everything together with the Rice Krispies cereal. The mini marshmallows are an easier choice, as they melt a lot quicker than the jumbo marshmallows.
Plus if you have leftovers, you can put a handful in a cup of hot chocolate.
TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE RICE KRISPIE SQUARES
You can use pretty much any crisp rice cereal for this Rice Krispie squares recipe, whether you choose to use the original Rice Krispies cereal, a generic brand, or a store brand.
Make sure you use salted butter over margarine. Butter will give your Rice Krispies treats a richer flavor and texture.
Before you get started, prepare your baking dish by spraying it well with cooking spray.
Making Rice Krispie treats is a quick 3 step process…
- Melt the butter in a large sauce pot or Dutch oven on the stovetop.
- Then add in the vanilla extract, salt, and mini marshmallows, stirring until the marshmallows have fully melted.
- Remove the mixture from the heat, and quickly stir in the Rice Krispies.
And that’s it! Just spread the Rice Krispies treats into a greased baking dish and let them cool.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE RICE KRISPIE TREATS
Heat-Resistant Spatula – This one is my go to spatula.
RICE KRISPIE TREATS RECIPE
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Easy Rice Krispie Treats
How to make the best Rice Krispie Treats ever! Easy recipe for kids too. Makes a chewy, gooey, deliciously perfect dessert!
Stir the vanilla extract and salt into the butter.
Add the mini marshmallows to the melted butter mixture, stirring until the marshmallows have fully melted.**
Remove the mixture from the heat, and quickly stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.
Spread the Rice Krispies mixture into the greased baking dish and let them cool.
Cut into serving size pieces and serve!
*You can use any crisp rice cereal, whether you choose to use the original Rice Krispies cereal, a generic brand, or a store brand.
**I recommend using a heat-resistant spatula for stirring the marshmallow mixture. This will allow you to easily scrape the sides of your pan and keep the mixture from burning.