Original Rice Krispies Treats!

So lately I’ve been completely addicted to The Other Boleyn Girl, a novel by Philippa Gregory. The most compelling novel I’ve ever read, it’s truly a page turner. You guys really should read it. Trust me, you won’t be let down. There’s a movie based on it too (Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman). I do hope to watch it, but we all know how movies based on books disappoint…
I’m sorry for such a lazy recipe this time. However, I was in the mood for some serious Rice Krispies Treats and made some this afternoon. They go way back, when things didn’t matter and life wasn’t so complicated. These used to be popular then, when there was the original and even chocolate. Odd enough, I hardly see them anymore. But then again, something tasting so good only needs butter, marshmallows and of course, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. May as well do it yourself!
Rice Krispies Treats (recipe found here )

3 tablespoons  butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40)  regular marshmallows
– OR –
4 cups  miniature marshmallows
6 cups  Rice Krispies®

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. (I found it easier to keep it on low heat while coating the cereal.)
2. Add kellogg’s rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.


7 thoughts on “Original Rice Krispies Treats!

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  2. YUM! I have had such a rice crispie treat craving lately, though I haven't had them since I was a kid. I guess it's one of those things that makes you feel like a kid again when you eat it 🙂

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