Yesterday was National Cereal Day. To celebrate, in addition to my bowl for breakfast, and one for lunch (don’t judge), I decided to make some tasty Rice Krispie Treats for the hubs to take to work the next day. I didn’t necessarily have a recipe in my head, but I had the Rice Krispies, some butter, and some marshmallows. I figured that was pretty much all you needed. After a quick google search landed me on the website for Rice Krispie Cereal, and their nommie treat, I found I was spot on.
6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
3 tbsps butter
One 10oz bag of marshmallows (regular size approx 40 marshmallows)
4 cups of mini marshmallows
Optional: 1 bag of Chocolate Candy Melting Wafers (you don’t have to temper this chocolate and it sets up nicely once it’s cooled)
When I say these are easy mode, I really do mean easy mode. You set your stove to low, toss in the butter in a large pot*, keep an eye on it. When it’s melted, toss in the mallows and let them melt down with the butter. This will take a little time and stirring, but that’s it. I was coloring in my Adult Coloring Book while “slaving” over this dessert. Once the marshmallow/butter combo has melted together (you won’t see any more marshmallow shapes), add the cereal and stir. Once the cereal and mallow mixture is well combined, pour it out into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture into the dish with either a rubber spatula* or a piece of parchment paper and your hands. Give it some time to cool and set.
Here’s the optional addition.
Once the treats have cooled and set, melt the chocolate the microwave and dip one side of each treat. Place the chocolate coated treat on some parchment paper to set. You can speed this process up by popping them into the freezer for 10 minutes or the fridge for 20.
*Tip: Spray any cooking utensils and pots with baking spray to keep the melted marshmallow from sticking.
I’ve also made an oreo version by just adding some crushed up oreos to the marshmallow and butter mixture.
Do you add anything else to your Rice Krispie Treats?