A New Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
Why Does It Have to Be Rice Krispie Treats?
Rice Krispie treats are delicious and popular with children and some adults, for sure. But, why does it have to be just Rice Krispies, and why does it have to be just white marshmallows? I had some Rice Krispies, but not enough for this recipe, but I also had another cereal. It was Lucky Charms. I'm not advertising for these cereals; it's just what I happened to have left over.
I also had some white mini marshmallows, but again not enough, but I also had half a bag of the colored mini marshmallows. So, I thought, why does it have to be just the white ones?
Getting all of my ingredients together, I decided to mix these together, and I'm so glad I did. My granddaughter and the adults in my family loved them. These squares didn't taste a whole lot different, but there was a little different look.
So, if you have a recipe you want to make and don't have all of the exact ingredients, don't be afraid to make substitutions. It tweaks the recipe and makes it your own, and you never know if you will come up with something really great.
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Cooking Time (Including Prep)
- 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows, white or colored
- 6 cups cereal, any cereal you have except the flake cereal
- Cut a piece of wax paper and line a 9" x 11" cake pan. Spray the wax paper with non-stick spray.
- Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
- Add the cereal; take off the burner and stir the cereal until it's all coated. You can spray the large spoon you use with non-stick spray also; it helps with the sticking.
- Spread it on the wax paper-lined pan and smooth it out on top. You can either let it cool off at room temperature or put it in the refrigerator, to cool faster.
- After it's cooled completely, lift the wax paper by the ends to take the treats out of the pan. Let it sit for a minute then cut it into squares and place them in a cupcake liner for easier handling. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature.