How to Make Rice Krispie Treats
Want to know how to make homemade rice krispie treats? The recipe for rice krispie treats and the instructions are simple. They do not take much time to make, and are well worth the effort. The difference between a freshly made treat and a prepackaged one is incredible. You will want to make them again and again.
Ingredients for Rice Krispie Treats:
- 1/4 cup of butter
- 5 cups of marshmallows, fresh
- 5 1/2 cups of cereal (any kind of puffed cereal works––rice cereal is the original kind but Cocoa Puffs, Cheerios, and Fruity Pebbles are also delicious)
- Softened margarine/butter
Recipe for Rice Krispie Treats
Step 1: Prepare your pan
Either line a rectangular baking pan with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
I like to use parchment paper so I can easily lift the Rice Krispie treats out of the tray so it is easier to cut them.
Step 2: Melt 1/4 cup Butter
Using a large saucepan (you will be adding more ingredients to this in step 2 and 3) melt butter over low heat. Turn the heat off when it is melted.
Step 3: Add 5 cups marshmallows
Step 4: Melt marshmallows
Over low heat, melt the marshmallows. Stir them as they melt. Do not overheat.
Step 5: Add 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal to the mix
Turn the heat off. Measure 5 1/2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal and add to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture.
Step 6: Stir the mixture until evenly combined
Use a spoon to mix the marshmallow mixture with the cereal. Stir it until combined well.
Step 7: Pour the mix into your baking pan
Pour the mixture right into your baking pan. You will need to use a spoon to get all of the mix out of the pan.
Step 8: Use your spoon to spread the mixture across the pan
Spread the rice krispie treat mixture evenly across the pan with a flat spoon.
Step 9: Using parchment or wax paper, press the treats flat
You will need to cut a piece of parchment paper or wax paper the size of your pan. You will use the paper the flatten and even your rice krispie treats in the pan. he paper allows you to get the treats smooth without sticking. Using your hand to press them down, make sure the rice krispie treats get to the sides and corners of you pan.
Step 10: Allow rice krispie treats to cool at least 15 minutes
Step 11: Cut into squares with pizza cutter or knife