How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

A guide to making the ultimate cereal dessert
Rice Krispie Treat Tips
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Don’t flub this simple recipe ever again.

The Rice Krispie Treat is a generations-old dessert that is a welcomed snack at any occasion. Whether you are putting them out with little red and green sprinkles for Christmas or making a classic batch for a classroom party, these treats were always a sure-fire hit. But ironically, though the recipe is pretty simple, it is easy to flub. You want to be sure you execute the recipe in perfect fashion to get the exact consistency you need. Here is how to do it:

1. Get Melting

You don’t simply combine the ingredients, bake, and hope for the best. You have to melt the marshmallows and butter in a saucepan before mixing these treats up. Also, be sure to keep stirring as the mixture melts to make sure the two ingredients are fully incorporated.

2. Marshmallow Madness

Speaking of marshmallows, if you want the right consistency, you need to make sure that the amount of marshmallows you use is the right proportion of  your recipe. According to the original recipe, it is 4 cups mini-marshmallows for every 6 cups of Rice Krispies.

3. Smart Substitutions

We all look for calorie-cutting shortcuts to take when it comes to ingredients, but when it comes to perfecting the Rice Krispie Treat, reduced calorie butter or margarine just won’t cut it. However, you can substitute the fresh marshmallows for a 2-ounce jar of marshmallow creme (but keep in mind it still has to be melted together with the butter).

4. Give it Time

Make sure that when you press the mixture into your coated pan, you allow it time to cool before cutting and serving. It is better to serve the same day. Just keep them out of the fridge to be sure they stay fresh and gooey.

 

For a creative treat, try our Marshmallow Crisp Recipe!

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