In Rice Krispie Treats this recipe, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating your own batch of Rice Krispie Treats from scratch. We’ll share tips and tricks to ensure your treats turn out perfectly every time, and we’ll even explore creative variations to add a personal touch. Whether you’re preparing a treat for a family gathering, a school bake sale, or simply satisfying a sweet craving, Rice Krispie Treats are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
- 12 servings
- Easy ingredients
- Creative Recipe
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or any other crispy rice cereal)
- 4 cups marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish by greasing it with butter or lining it with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows to the saucepan and stir continuously until they are completely melted and well combined with the butter.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract (if desired).
- Add the Rice Krispies cereal to the saucepan and gently fold it into the marshmallow mixture until the cereal is evenly coated.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Using a buttered spatula or your hands (lightly greased with butter or cooking spray), press the mixture firmly and evenly into the dish.
- Allow the Rice Krispie Treats to cool and set at room temperature for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Once the treats have cooled and set, cut them into squares or desired shapes using a sharp knife.
- Serve and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days.
Feel free to get creative with your Rice Krispie Treats by adding sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter, or any other desired mix-ins. Just be sure to add them before pressing the mixture into the baking dish.