Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® Original Recipe -
Kellogg's(R) Rice Krispies Treats(R) Original Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® Original

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"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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  1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch squares when cool. Best if served the same day.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • READY IN 10 mins


  • In a large microwave safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for regular marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days in airtight container.
  • For nutrition information and more great recipes, visit
  • ®, TM, © 2007 Kellogg NA Co.

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Mar 24, 2008

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.

Feb 15, 2008

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.


62 Ratings

Dec 16, 2005

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...

Mar 09, 2008

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!

Nov 02, 2007

Try it with Cocoa Krispies--it's very yummy that way!

Feb 20, 2008

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!!

Apr 22, 2008

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.

Feb 17, 2008

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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