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Rice Krispie Treats

Soft, gooey, and satisfying, these Rice Krispie Treats are a delightful dessert or snack. They come together quickly and easily!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 191kcal

Equipment

  • 13x9 inch baking pan

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter (1 1/2 sticks/170g)
  • 2 bags mini marshmallows divided (10-ounce/283g)
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (310g)

Instructions

  • Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add ¾ of the marshmallows. Stir with a silicone spatula until fully melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the cereal and stir until fully combined (mixture will be very sticky). Stir in the remaining marshmallows until evenly dispersed but not fully melted. (This will give little pockets of marshmallows in the treats!)
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Using the silicone spatula or the butter stick wrapper, press the mixture into an even layer into the pan. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Use the parchment to remove the treats from the pan. Lightly grease a sharp knife and cut into squares.

Notes

  • For richer and creamier rice crispy squares, use European butter. European butter has a higher butterfat content than American butter, so as the water evaporates when the butter melts, you’ll be left with more buttery goodness if you use European butter.
  • Regular marshmallows could be used in place of the mini marshmallows, but you’ll have to keep a close eye on them. They melt much slower.
  • Avoid overcooking the marshmallows as the marshmallows they will get hard.
  • Avoid over-stirring the mixture as it will cause the cereal to break and make the squares dense.
  • When pressing the mixture into the pan, don’t press too hard as you don’t want the squares to be dense and hard.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1907IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 7mg