Find out how to make rice krispie treats today. Take rice krispies to the next level by following this quick and easy recipe the whole family will surely enjoy.
How to Make Rice Krispie Treats
Want to know how to make homemade rice krispie treats? The recipe for rice krispie treats and the instructions are simple. They do not take much time to make and are well worth the effort. The difference between a freshly made treat and a prepackaged one is incredible. You will want to make them again and again.
Ingredients for Rice Krispie Treats:
1/4 cup of butter
5 1/2 cups of cereal (any kind of puffed cereal works––rice cereal is the original kind but Cocoa Puffs, Cheerios, and Fruity Pebbles are also delicious)
Step 1: Prepare your pan
I like to use parchment paper so I can easily lift the Rice Krispie treats out of the tray to cut them.
Step 2: Melt 1/4 cup Butter
Using a large saucepan (you will be adding more ingredients to this in step 2 and 3) melt butter over low heat. Turn the heat off when it is melted.
Step 3: Add 5 cups marshmallows
Add 5 cups of marshmallows to the melted butter. The heat should be off until you add all of the marshmallows. Once you have added all 5 cups of marshmallows, turn the heat back on low.
Step 4: Melt marshmallows
Over low heat, melt the marshmallows. Stir them as they melt. Do not overheat.
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Step 5: Add 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal to the mix
Turn the heat off. Measure 5 1/2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal and add to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture.
Step 6: Stir the mixture until evenly combined
Use a spoon to mix the marshmallow mixture with the cereal. Stir it until combined well.
Step 7: Pour the mix into your baking pan
Pour the mixture right into your baking pan. You will need to use a spoon to get all of the mix out of the pan. While the mixture is still hot, pour it into your pan lined with paper or coated in nonstick spray.
Step 8: Use your spoon to spread the mixture across the pan
Spread the rice krispie treat mixture evenly across the pan with a flat spoon.
Step 9: Using parchment or wax paper, press the treats flat
You will need to cut a piece of parchment paper or wax paper the size of your pan. You will use the paper the flatten and even your rice krispie treats in the pan. The paper allows you to get the treats smooth without sticking. Using your hand to press them down, make sure the rice krispie treats get to the sides and corners of you pan.
Step 10: Allow rice krispie treats to cool at least 15 minutes
Step 11: Cut into squares with pizza cutter or knife
Step 12: Separate and serve
Serve your rice krispie treats while they are fresh. You will be amazed how good they are when freshly made. Delicious, gooey goodness.
Want to see how it’s made? Then check out this quick video from Howcast:
Are you going to serve this for your kids’ snack? Do you now know how to make rice krispie treats?