Raise your hand if you love rice krispie treats! Ok, I think everyone loves them. I am a big fan myself, but I am pretty particular about the texture and flavor. I like my rice krispie treats super soft, buttery, and slightly gooey. I mean, just look at that marshmallow!
What makes these rice krispie treats extra special?
I know there are literally thousands of recipes online for these treats. Heck, the recipe is usually on the bag of marshmallows or the rice krispies package, BUT hear me out. Many rice krispies treat recipes yield bars that end up dry or hard once they cool. The problem is that they don’t have enough butter in the recipe and/or have too many rice krispies. Honestly, they are not worth the calories in my opinion when it comes to choosing a dessert.
The remedy to counter the dry or hard treats is super simple! All you have to do is make a few minor changes to the standard ingredient ratio and your technique. There are fancy ingredients or steps required, such as browning butter. Simply increase the butter and decrease the rice krispies and you will have the most amazing treats ever! The other trick is to ever so gently press the mixture into the pan. No need to compact or flatten them. The rustic top looks better in my opinion anyway. See the full recipe below.
Seriously, try them out and thank me later…but if you don’t thank me that’s ok too! I am truly happy to help.
Also, the sprinkles are optional but highly recommended, especially if making them for a party! Enjoy!
Perfect Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 Tbsp salted butter cubed
- 1 10-ounce package mini or regular marshmallows
- 4 - 4-½ cups rice krispies cereal
- Rainbow sprinkles optional
- Grease the bottom and sides of an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with butter.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the cubed butter and marshmallows. Heat on the stove over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are completely melted. The mixture should be smooth.
- Remove from heat and quickly stir in the cereal until well combined and the cereal is completely coated. The mixture should still be a little sticky. With buttered spatula, very gently press the mixture into the buttered pan. Sprinkle generously with rainbow sprinkles, if desired. Let cool and cut into bars.
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I love rice crispy bars!
These look so fun!
Thanks, Meredith! They are so tasty too!
I made these for a birthday party and they were gone in no time! Several guests said they were the best Rice Krispies treats they’ve ever had!
Yay! Thank you for making me smile!