Recipe by Kellogg's® Rice Krispies®
"The kids can help make these classic treats using a microwave. Great for an after school snack or when watching a movie."
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margarine or butter
1 (10 ounce) package
Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
There are a couple of "secrets" to making the perfect gooey Rice Krispie Treats: (1) the stovetop is THE way to go (2) you HAVE to melt the butter sloooowly and make sure it doesn't turn brown at all. (3) mix in the marshmallows and melt them just as slowly. If the butter gets brown, the treats will be dry. We double our recipe and it still fits fine into a 13x9 pan (grease the pan w/butter). To make them truly gooey use the following measurements: 11.5 cups Rice Krispies, 1 whole stick of butter, (1) 16oz bag of mini marshmallows. (I always use Jet Puff brand). I've become the neighborhood "treat" maker because the neighbors say theirs never turn out like mine.
I only make rice krispies for Valentines day. I add red (or pink) Wilton's concentrated paste icing colour to the melted marshmallows, about 1/4 TSP. Incorporate the red tinted marshmallows to the cereal by stiring in very well, Making sure it's all covered. I cut them out with heart shaped cutters and melt down pink (or red) candy melts and then spread it around the edges of the krispy hearts to adhere the pink sugar on half of the batch and the other half I use heart shaped sprinkles!. It's very cute.
Pressing the squares into the dish with waxed paper is an ingenious idea. I took a hint from the recipe on the marshmallow bag and added a teaspoon of vanilla to the melted marshmallows. This takes me back to middle school...
Can't go wrong with a good rice Krispie treat, I say!! My version gets a five star, though. I add about 1/3 cup of mini M&M's sprinkled in while spreading so they don't melt. Delicious and colorful!
Try it with Cocoa Krispies--it's very yummy that way!
Very good with 1/2 tsp. vanilla stirred into the melted marshmallow. Also spray one hand with cooking spray to press down in the pan with no mess & no stickiness. This is the best if eaten all in the same day!!
You almost can't get any better than this! For an extra something special I like to frost them with 3/4 C butterscotch chips and 1 1/2 C semi-sweet chips, melted.
I kept looking at the cute photo of the hearts and had to try making these. I made it in the microwave and after the 2 minutes the marshmallows blew up! Ugh, what a mess that was! I should've taken a picture of that! Instead of using a spatula or wax paper to press shape them, I just sprayed my hands with nonstick spray. These are a classic and loved by all, so I'll make again, but next time on the stove!!
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