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We love marshmallows at our house, so when Walmart had two pound bags of these new giant sized marshmallows on clearance for only a dollar a bag, we went a little nuts.
Figuring out how to use them in recipes was a challenge because everything is done with smaller marshmallows, so I took a little time with this to make the easiest, fastest, and least messy way to make marshmallow crispies with them. It makes a large rectangular cake pan full and a smaller square pan full, which us just about right to make about 30 treats. Sounds like a lot, right? They'll be gone in about two days even with just one husband around. They're yummy like this, but you can change it by adding 1/2 cup peanut butter, or drizzling the top with melted chocolate, etc. Get creative!
Lightly grease a large 9 x 13 cake pan and a smaller 9 inch square baking pan with butter.
In a large heavy 6 Qt. stainless steel pot, melt the stick of butter on very low heat. As it's melting, start cutting the marshmallows into fourths to speed melting if you like, and toss them in with the butter. Stir (raising the heat just a little) until all the marshmallow bits are melted. Measure in 15 cups of crisped rice cereal and stir, keeping it over the heat until you've quickly stirred all the cereal in and it looks well covered.
Pour it out into the two pans, pushing it out with a buttered spoon to get it placed fairly evenly in the pans. Butter your hands, and press the mix down somewhat firmly into the pans until it looks even.
Butter a flat-ended spatula and push it straight down into the mix to "cut" it into squares or rectangles, however you'd like. It helps to butter it again often and go over the lines twice.
You're only left with a one-pot mess that soaks out quickly, just fill with water and leave the spatula and spoon in it.
This is a fast and inexpensive treat for a crowd, but goes fast even in a small family.
By Mary LaCaze from Mountain Pine, AR
Melt butter and marshmallows in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between. Once melted, add dry cake mix into marshmallow/butter mix and stir until blended. Put rice krispies in a very large bowl and pour marshmallow/butter/cake mix mixture over top and mix thoroughly (I use my own buttered clean hands) and combine thoroughly. Press into buttered cake pan top generously with sprinkles, cover with plastic wrap and cool completely.
You could vary this recipe using different cake flavors like cocoa krispies with German chocolate cake mix and sprinkle with toasted coconut. I think next time I'll use funfetti cake mix. Mmm! Enjoy!
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By Beth from Danville, OH
The Best Rice Krispie Treats you will ever eat! This recipe makes the cooiest gooiest bars. They get raves whenever I make them and are nice and thick.
It is a good recipe and it is so nice to make in the summer when it is hot and you want something easy with chocolate but you do not want to turn that oven on. They are great for traveling, picnics, anything where you need a quick dessert!
If you are craving Rice Krispy treats but don't have any marshmallows, you can substitute marshmallow cream if you have some on the shelf. This is a guide about substitute marshmallow cream in Rice Krispy treats.
This is a great kid favorite! They love to eat them and help making them.
Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips together and pour over Rice crispies. Mix well and pour into a well buttered 9x13 inch pan and put in fridge about an hour.
Melt together 14 oz.caramel with 3 Tbsp. water. Add 5 cups Rice Crispies and 1 cup peanuts and mix. Spread in a 9x13 pan and press. Sprinkle 1 cup each chocolate and butterscotch chips on the Rice Crispies.
Cook sugar and corn syrup until it boils. Stir in peanut butter until smooth and pour over Rice Krispies and mix well. Press into buttered 9x13 inch pan.
This is a super easy, kid friendly snack.
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Could someone share some crispy recipes?
Ron from Golan, Israel
Lots of recipes, take your pick!
Here's one I like. It will take advantage of the great dates you have in Israel!
RICE KRISPIE DATE BALLS
1 stick butter
3/4 c. sugar
1 (8 oz.) chopped dates
1 c. pecans, chopped
1 c. Rice Krispies cereal
1 tsp. vanilla
In saucepan, melt butter and sugar over low heat. Add dates and cook 3 minutes and remove from heat. Add nuts, Rice Krispies and vanilla. When cool enough to handle, form small balls and roll in powdered sugar or coconut.
KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES TREATS
I believe this is the recipe you were looking for!
Cocoa Mixed Rice Krispies
These are the best ones I've ever eaten!
· 4 1/2 cups regular rice krispies
· 1 1/2 cups cocoa rice krispies
· 3 Tbsp. oleo
· 10 oz bag of marshmallows
Melt butter on stove, melt marshmallows letting them singe just a smidgeon (kind of like campfire marshmallows just barely singed light brown, careful!). Mix in all of rice krispies. Pat out in buttered 13x9 inch pan.
How about crush them and coat chicken pieces and bake. Very good.
Here is my favorite one, because it is not sticky.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
Heat in 3 quart sauce pan til bubbles appear. Remove from heat and add
1 cup peanut butter. Stir to mix. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Stir til well blended.
Gradually and gently stir in
1 cup chocolate chips to form marble effect.
Press into 9 X 13 pan. Cool til firm. cut into bars.
Go to www.ricekrispiestreats.com and they have quite a few.
these are nice too
BON BON SURPRISES
1 stick margarine
2 cups chunky peanut butter
3 cups rice krispies
3 cups powdered sugar.
Mix this together,you might want to use your hands so the cereal mushes up.
form in small, (about 1 inch) balls Refrigerate so they handle better.
dip in 12 ozs chocolate chips mixed with about 1/8 bar of parafin, melted. Place on wax paper to harden
Try taking Rice crispies, and another cereal like captain crunch (dont think you have it there), melt butter, white chocolate, add in cashews or roasted peanuts, pretzels and cool, break apart, really good.
Here is another version of Date Rice Krispie Balls
1 c. chopped dates
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. margarine
1 well beaten egg
2 1/2 c Rice Krispies
Shredded coconut or chopped nuts
Place sugar, margarine, and dates in a pan and cook until mushy and bubbly. Add a little hot mixture to egg, then mix it into date mixture. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add Rice Krispies.
When cool enough to handle, form into balls the size of lagge marbles and roll in coconut or chopped nuts.
THese are our favorite.
Melt a bag of butterscotch chips and one cup of peanut butter in the microwave till smooth. Pour over 6 cups of rice krispies and press into buttered baking dish. Let set for couple of hours. These are so good, we will be making them for Christmas.
Chocolate Rice Crisy Bars
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
1/4 Cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 (6 oz) package Chocolate chips
3 cup Crispy Rice cereal
Combine syrup, sugar,and salt in pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until melted and then add cereal. Spread mixture in a lightly greased 9-inch square pan Cool and cut into bars.
I'm so happy someone else posted the peanut butter and butterscotch chip recipe! Those are awesome!
This is the best slice recipe you will ever make - guaranteed! Beware though, is is very fattening, but extremely simple to make.
Mars Bar Slice
3 Mars bars, chopped
3 cups rice bubbles
200g block milk chocolate
30g butter (extra).
Method: Melt the Mars Bars with 90g butter. Stir into rice bubbles. Press into a flat pan.
Melt chocolate bar with 30g butter. Spread over rice bubbles mixture. Refrigerate, and cut while half-set.
I am looking for different Rice Krispy treats. Any suggestions?
Well here's a bunch http://www.love rom-other-blogs/ or just google "different rice krispie treats" and you'll find tons of them! Happy treats to you!
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Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers. Butter rubbed on your fingers can also be used. (04/05/2005)
Pack the made mix into a buttered funnel for Rice Krispie treat "Kisses" (04/05/2005)
Don't use marshmallow creme or add food coloring without using a smidgen less butter. My dd did this and they were too soft to be eaten out of hand (04/05/2005)
If you like your Rice Krispy Treats soft and chewy, melt the marshmallows with low heat so the sugar doesn't crystallize. I use my electric wok for this low temperature melting and have received numerous special requests for my treats. (04/05/2005)
By Cheryl from Missouri
Try using a different kind of cereal, like cheerios. (04/05/2005)
By Linda L.
A few drops of food coloring will give you "seasonal" treats-try orange for Halloween, a pan of red and a pan of green, cut and served on the same plate, etc. for Christmas.(04/05/2005)
By Linda L.
A new twist on an old favorite. One night I made Rice Krispie treats by adding in a little leftover fruit flavored cereal and crushed up fruit flavored candy sticks. My kids loved 'em (04/06/2005)
Use the exact measurements of everything, especially the butter. If you use too much butter, the whole pan tastes like you used stale krispies. Also you can spray your stirring spoon with cooking spray and also your hands so that the treat will not stick! It's harder than it looks forming krispies into shapes. I love the idea about using food coloring! How great! (04/06/2005)
By suzi homemaker
Try using Cocoa Krispies! We're stationed on a military instillation and can't get regular Rice Krispies but we LOVE Cocoa Krispies Treats! (04/06/2005)
By Kathi Black
Press the Rice Crispie Treats into the pan with the back of a nylon spoon (this spoon is shaped like a wooden spoon, but is made of white nylon that has a high heat tolerance). No need to butter or oil it. Nothing sticks to it. I use it any time I have something sticky to spread in a pan. (04/27/2005)
By Julie Neusch
While melting the butter and marshmallows, I add 1 small package of dry jello mix (strawberry, blueberry, and lemon are really good. Try experimenting with other flavors.) The kids love the new twist, and when I take them to bake sales at school, the kids go nuts over these. (07/05/2005)
Does anyone know how to make a chocolate frosting for rice krispie bars? I have seen it be a firm frosting that is about 1/2 inch thick on top of the treats. My husband wants me to make this and I don't have a recipe. Thank you. (09/09/2005)
Check the back of the Hershey's cocoa container: perfectly chocolate frosting. Then slowly add sugar to the consistency you want. When you refrigerate it, it stiffens up FAST (03/22/2006)
Don't heat the marshmallows until golden brown. If you do, your rice krispies will be rock-solid.
My kids love when I use cookie cutters in fun holiday shapes and also the alphabet shapes to spell their names (09/28/2006)
I usually make these for DH and I adding in 2/3 cup of chocolate chips and substitute about 1 1/2 cups of the krispies with bran buds. nobody notices them in there and they stay crisp. (10/05/2006)
My rice krispie treats cooled and are hard as rock. How do I prevent this? (12/24/2006)
To make these special for Christmas, add a few drops of green food coloring into the melting marshmallows. After adding the rice crispies, form the treats into palm sized wreaths. Place cinnamon candies around the wreaths as decorations. The final step after all the wreaths are completed is, using red icing, form a small bow at the neck of each wreath. (12/26/2006)
Tear off a small piece of wax paper to keep under your fingertips as you press the Rice Krispies into the pan. This keeps the treats from sticking to you. (10/30/2007)
For Christmas- make rice crispies treats, cut them into squares, and use the squeeze tube with a tip to make a ribbon and a bow on each one to look like a present. HUGE hit for Christmas parties! (12/20/2007)
I like to add a cup of peanut butter to the marshmallow and butter mixture while it is melting. You can add slightly less butter for this (1 -2 TBS) My family loves the peanut butter flavor. I also love to make these using cheerios or frosted flakes. (12/24/2007)
My Church is having a Rice Crispie Cook Off! You can make put anything in the Rice Crispies you like, it just has to be edible. It can be as big as you like. I need help. I dont have a clue what to do. Please give me ideas!! (01/24/2008)
Susie - The opportunities are endless for your Krispies Treat cook off! What a fun idea, by the way; I'd love to see all the ideas people come up with. One thing my kids have loved is my chocolate Krispies Treats: when melting the butter and the marshmallows, I add a package of Nestle's semisweet chocolate chips to melt also. This makes rich chocolate Treats.
I make a regular batch as well and, for Valentines Day for example, I cut both out into heart shapes. Then cut each heart in half and press one vanilla half against one chocolate half for a "black and white" treat. (02/13/2008)
I had a rice krispies treat with choclate frosting on top about 1/2 thick. They were so good. Does any one have the recipe. Or can you tell me how to make the frosting or what kind you use. I have a specail eveny coming up and thought they would be good to have. Thanks. (03/30/2008)
I've made a chocolate topped rice krispie treat by melting 1/2 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips with a 1/2 pkg butterscotch chips in the microwave. Melt in 1 minute intervals stirring well after each. Watch closely or the chips will burn. Then frost the rice krispies while still in the pan. The frosting will harden, but may take around 2 hours so allow for this time before planning to cut them. Once they frosting hardens you can cut into squares. These are eally "Yummy" treats. (04/03/2008)
To pack the treats in pan. Butter the bottom of a flat bottom plastic glass (lightly). And press the treats with this, no sticky fingers, works great! (08/13/2008)
By RUBY FROM KY.
My family loves Scotcheroos. 1 c. karo syrup and 1 c.white sugar, bring to a boil. Then add 1 c. peanut butter. The recipe calls for 6 cups of rice krispies (I only use about 4 1/2) I think it makes it too dry with too many rice krispies. After you mix it up pour in buttered pan. While you are making the above mixture, in a separate pan melt 6 oz. choc chips and 6 oz. butterscotch chips. When it is smooth pour it over the rice krispies in the buttered pan. Let it set until it is hardened. IF YOU CAN WAIT! These are so good and rich. Don't eat too much or you get a belly ache. (09/02/2008)
Here is a fast and easier way to make rice krispie treats. when i make rice krispies i put the marshmallows in the microwave instead of putting them on the stove top its faster and less time consuming more time for enjoying (09/29/2008)
By jay noble
HELP! There's an old recipe for Rice Krispie Bars that used flavored Jello. Does anyone have it? (10/02/2008)
Yo where I live I use the ingredients that I can find. So I recently found Nestle Premier White Baking Bars in 6 oz. packages. How do I build a rice krispie treat recipe around this? I'd love your help Thanks (10/06/2008)
By Will R
JELLO--Yes, Mix in 1 small box--any flavor, increase butter one tablespoon. May take some time to blend in, try putting it in with the butter. For pudding use 3 tblsp. (10/06/2008)
Here's a healthy alternative my kids and I just love! We use Total cereal instead of Rice Krispies, and substitute 1/2 cup of cereal with cooked green peas. The veggie factor gives the treats an unexpected zing, plus they're eye-catching - try them! (07/22/2009)