How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Learn how to make Rice Krispie Treats and you'll find you suddenly have a lot of new friends. Everyone loves Rice Krispies Treats and most moms learn how to make them to give to their children as an after-school snack. Of course, adults can't get enough of them, either. You can try the classic recipe, or you can whip up a fun variation that will give your treats a different look.

Traditional Rice Krispies Treats
You won't believe how quick and easy these are to make. In a large bowl, pour in 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Then, in a small sauce pan, combine about 10 ounces of the marshmallows of your choice, and about 3 tablespoons of butter or buttery spread. Let the mixture melt down, and then mix it into the cereal using a spatula. Then, in a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, you're going to spread the mixture into the dish. Let the entire pan cool and harden. When it's cooled and you're ready to serve the treats, you can cut them into large squares and place them on a serving dish stacked on top of each other.

For The Kids
Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect dessert to make with your children to introduce them to the world of baking. You'll want to supervise them if you let them melt down the butter and marshmallows, or you can even do it for them and have them watch you. Make sure the kids are wearing aprons or smocks so they don't dirty up their clothes. This is a great treat to serve at birthday parties, or your kids can bring them into school to share with their classmates. It's fun, easy and delicious.

Rice Krispies Variations
Are you a big chocolate fan? Why not try using chocolate-flavored Rice Krispies in your next batch? They even have chocolate marshmallows and other marshmallow varieties for you to experiment with. Try making a chocolate peanut butter treat by using chocolate Rice Krispies and peanut butter. If you like fruit, add blueberries or sliced strawberries to the recipe. The beauty of these treats is that you can make your very own Rice Krispies Treat and put your special stamp on the recipe.

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