Monday, June 22, 2015

The BEST Rice Crispy Treats:

I know. 
A recipe for rice crispy treats? Really? 
You can find that on just about every bag of marshmallows and every box of rice crispy cereal out there. 
That's what I thought too. 
Until I got tired of wishing I was eating a store-bought Kellogg's rice crispy treat, rather than the dry, hard homemade ones.
So I went searching.
And I'm SO excited to share what I found!!
There is really nothing super special about this recipe, and it's just as easy to make as any other rice crispy treat recipe. It's just that it tastes WAY better!!
These are so fluffy and soft and chewy and mouth is watering just thinking about them!
I won't be making rice crispy treats any other way from now on!
Hope you give them a try!!

10 cups rice crispy cereal
2 (10oz.) packages mini marshmallows
1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
1 & 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt

Measure exactly 10 cups of cereal into a large bowl; set aside.
Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with foil. Lightly coat with cooking spray and set aside.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, reduce heat to medium- low and add marshmallows, vanilla and salt. Stir continually until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
Pour marshmallow mixture over the cereal. Stir quickly, but make sure that all the cereal is well coated.
Pour into prepared pan and press down with a spatula. Then use the bottom of a glass or something sturdy and flat, and press down all over the mixture to make it as even as possible.
Let rest at room temperature until cool and set. Remove from the pan and discard the foil. Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container.

-The heat at which the better and marshmallows are melted is very important. If it's too hot, the better will almost scorch the marshmallows and they will melt too fast. This results are not a smooth and creamy consistency like you want.

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