The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat Recipe is one of my most popular creations. It’s the best rice krispie treats recipe, because it’s the perfect amount of marshmallow! Totally simple, gooey and buttery perfection! The only krispie treat recipe you’ll ever need!
So this might seem like a gimme. A no brainer. A “why is she even wasting my time right now?” Well, I might agree with you if I didn’t know better…
Here’s the thing. I am a krispie treat junkie. I’ve never met a marshmallow cereal treat I didn’t like. That’s a fact. And while we are at it how do you spell this beloved treat?
Rice Crispy Treats OR Rice Krispie Treats?
I feel like it’s a pretty mixed bag! I am fully going with the “k”spelling, but I know “c” has a huge following. These are the things I think about, folks!
Anyhow…one of my most FAVORITE krispie treats are these Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats that I made last year. Talk about DELISH! Or maybe try my Fruity Pebble Krispie Treats you will NOT be sorry! I’ve even been known to even get crazy and throw in some Brownie Batter (maj). But really a great simple krispie treat (crispy treat) is where. it’s. at. And by basic I mean perfect, standalone krispie treats. The one that you don’t want to mess with. The one that stands on it’s own two feet and says, “I AM SPARTACUS”. You know.
So yeah. No browning butter necessary today. No sea salt or dulce de leche. Just krispie cereal, marshmallows and butter in the perfect portions to make my rice crispy treat recipe. IS IT A “K” OR A “C”??
How to make Rice Krispie Treats
Ok folks, I am here to solve the worlds problems…everyone has had that “too hard” krispie treat. You know they one that scratches the roof of your mouth and leaves you with a scraped upper palate for 2 days? Not cool.
And most likely you’ve had a too-soft krispie treat where there is too much butter or too many marshmallows making my poor krispie friends soggy and sad. Also not cool.
We’re talking krispie treat science today. The EXACT right proportions marshmallows to crispy.
Your players are crispy cereal, mini marshmallows, butter and a peeeeench of salt. But we all know it’s really all about the marshmallows.
First you melt them. Then you mix in the crispie cereal and salt. And then add in more marshmallows.
Press that glorious rice krispie treat mixture into a greased pan…
And press them evenly but don’t smush them too much. The more you mash them down, the more solid they’ll be. Which brings us back to upper-mouth-roof injuries.
And just let them cool for a few minutes and you’ll have this work of art…
Like I said: perfect rice crispy treats. Or perfect rice krispie treats.
Can You Freeze Rice Krispie treats?
Nope. Sorry. I mean, you CAN…but they won’t be good.
Can You Use Cocoa Krispies in this recipe?
Absolutely!! I encourage you to try out all different kinds of cereal in this crispy treat recipe! You can even use fun combos of cereals. Get creative!
If you need more rice krispies treat recipes to get your fix try these:
The perfect rice krispies treat recipe is easy, gooey, and sweet! Loaded with marshmallows!
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 8 cups, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Crispie Cereal
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (optional)
- Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, set aside.
- In a large post over low heat melt butter. Once butter in melted add in 8 cups mini marshmallows, stirring constantly.
- Once the marshmallows are just melted remove from heat and stir in your cereal and salt until just coated in marshmallow mixture. Now stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
- Pour mixture into prepared pan and press in evenly.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
*Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days, but I always prefer krispie treats the same day they were made!
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