Recipe and photo from
Kellogg's Rice Krispies' web site. This is a trademarked recipe from
the Kellogg Company. As such, you may not sell the recipe, but can use and enjoy it. I have slightly adapted the recipe.
Rice Krispies Treats are delicious candy-like squares that are made with rice cereal, melted
marshmallows, and butter. This is the recipe that originally was on the back of their cereal box. This classic treat
is always a favorite with children and a crowd-pleaser. My children loved this recipe when they were young.
Kellogg's® Rice Krispies Treats® were invented in the 1930s. Iowa State University of Science and Technology officially credits the
development of Rice Krispies Treats to Mildred Day, who died in June 1996 at the age of 92. She worked for the Kellogg
Company and used the cereal to develop the snack as a fundraiser for a Camp Fire Girls fundraiser. The recipe was first published in 1941 and has been such a success that
Kellogg's has been selling a pre-made version of Rice Krispies Treats for the last ten years.
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Rice Krispies Treats Recipe:
Yields: 24 bars
Prep time: 15 min
3 tablespoons butter*
1 package (10 ounces or about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows**
6 cups Rice Krispies®***
* Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
** 1 jar (7 ounce)
Marshmallow Fluff/Cream can be substituted for marshmallows.
*** If Rice Krispies are not available where you
live, crisped rice (or for that matter any puffed cereal) can be substituted.
Either butter or use non-fat cooking spray to coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan.
I also line the pan with parchment paper for easier removal.
In a large saucepan over low heat, melt
butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Add Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal; stir until well coated. Remove from heat.
Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into prepared
baking dish or pan. Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut into 2-inch squares when cool.
Hint: To help prevent sticking, rinse a large, cold spoon to press the mixture into the pan. Cut squares into the size
needed to fit your cookie cooker. Coat the inside of your cookie cutter with vegetable spray.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in
layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Makes 24 squares.
Mix in M&M’s candy
Mix 1 cup milk chocolate chips
in with the cereal before pouring into the marshmallow mixture
Make them with Cocoa Krispies
Add food coloring in the
marshmallow mixture after you remove it from the heat, before
you put in the cereal
Cut into different shapes with
various cookie cutters
Stir in 1/4 cup of peanut
butter with the marshmallows
Mix in broken up toffee candy
Mix in broken up candy canes
or peppermint candies
Roll into balls and coat with
melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
Use colored marshmallows
Add 1 cup cut dates or raisins
Add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
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