The Secret to the PERFECT Rice Krispie Treat
Let’s just be honest, Rice Krispie Treats are one of the staple desserts of motherhood.
Need a quick after-school snack? Rice Krispie Treats.
Want to whip up an easy dessert with your preschooler? Rice Krispie Treats.
Walking through the cereal aisle in Target and see that blue box? Rice Krispie Treats.
They are seriously one of my favorite quick & easy desserts. So, I’ve set out to perfect them.
Now, you might be saying, “Come on, Kayse, can you really mess up a Rice Krispie Treat?” And the answer is YES. Burn the butter. Make them too thin. Don’t add enough marshmallows. It is possible. But you don’t have to worry about that, cause I’m going to show you how to make the best Rice Krispie Treat on your block!
- 1 BIG box of Rice Krispies (Don’t skimp on brand here. Get the ones in the blue box!)
- 1 -16oz. bag mini marshmallows
- 1 stick of salted butter + a little extra
So, this is my secret. Are you ready?
Double the “normal” amounts, and add a little extra butter!
- Grease a 9×13 pan. You’re gonna use the same size pan, even though you’re doubling the recipe. The best treats are giant.
- Melt the whole stick of butter (plus an extra little sliver of your table butter) in a large pot on the stove over low heat. Don’t try to rush this! Burnt butter ruins the treats, so take your time!!
- Once the butter is melted, add that WHOLE BAG of marshmallows to the pot. Don’t be shy, just dump the whole thing in there. Stir well, until the marshmallows are completely melted.
- Turn off the heat, and add in the Rice Krispies. I use somewhere in between 11 cups (if you want more marshmallow-y treats) & 11.5 cups (if you want crunchier treats) of Rice Krispies, which is why you need that big box! Stir well!! (hint: first spray your spoon with Pam or Olive Oil so that the sticky mix doesn’t stick to the spoon!)
- Dump the mixture into your pan. Flatten down with your hands (which I suggest either spraying with oil or getting slightly wet first! no sticky hands here!) and let cool.
- Eat a few before they cool all the way. Because come on. They’re the yummiest!
Follow those directions, and you’ll have the best giant Rice Krispie Treats around! Now, head off to that cereal aisle and get those supplies!
P.S. One of the best parts of making rice krispie treats is that it’s pretty simple (and fun!) to do with your kids! If you’re looking for a few great resources on having fun in the kitchen with your kids, here are a few of our most-used kid-friendly cookbooks:
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Kayse is a wife, mom, and founder of the Anchored Women community. She writes to help women fight busy, find rest, and build a life that’s anchored in Christ. Kayse is also the creator of the S.O.S. Planner, the Anchored Life Kit, and other practical resources that equip women to manage their homes and families in confidence. You can find her writing and her resources at anchored-women.com!
I love Rice Krispy Treats. I add a little vanilla extract to the butter/marshmallow mixture. You can’t go wrong by adding vanilla!
I like these better than my kids but I get rave reviews when I add a couple handfuls of colored mini marshmallows just before I put them into the pan to cool…so I guess I get my extra marshmallows right there, lots of gooeyness and a little extra color and flavor.
I should add that the mini marshmallows are not fully integrated…little smears of color in the squares
Making these NOW! As in… already picked up the stuff earlier, and I’m getting my pans out 🙂
Thanks, now I want Rice Krispie treats! 😉
I don’t bake, so Rice Krispy Treats are a go-to dessert around here. But … I use the microwave. It was so freeing to realize they tasted the same when I did. 🙂