Best Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

How To Make Best Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows*
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Grease a 8x8” or 9x9" square pan, set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large, deep sauce pot (5 quarts) over low heat.
  • Once butter is mostly melted, add marshmallows and stir until smooth (this takes about 3-6 minutes).
  • Once butter/marshmallow mixture is smooth, add vanilla extract and stir to combine, then remove from heat.
  • Add crispy rice cereal and sea salt to the large pot with the marshmallow mixture and mix until combined. (If desired, at this point you can add mix-ins like sprinkles M&Ms, etc.)
  • Quickly pour the rice crispy treat mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Use a greased spatula or greased hands to gently press the rice crispy treat mixture into the pan until the top is level.
  • If desired, at this point you can add sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. to the top. Just be sure to gently press them onto the top of the rice crispy treats.
  • Allow the rice crispy treats to sit at room temperature until cooled, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into 9 or 16 squares and serve!

Notes

  • 1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows = 6 cups mini marshmallows 
  • For a vegan version, use vegan marshmallows and vegan butter (like Earth Balance)
  • Nutrition information is calculated for this recipe making 9 rice crispy treats.
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