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The Original Treats™

This classic, delicious snack has been making memories for kids and parents alike for generations.

  • Servings: 12
  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Total time: 30 min

    INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR
  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal

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DIRECTIONS

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

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.


MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
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.


Note

-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.

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By Allegra 05/06/2013

I made a double batch because of the amount of people that I needed to serve. I used half regular rice krispies and half fruity pebbles and they were a big hit. I have also used cocoa krispies and in the marshmallow mixture I added a 1/2 teas of almond extract- this works well with cherry extract also- all of these versions were big hits.

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By SEBK 05/02/2013

I've made these for Halloween with orange extract and orange food coloring. I cut them round and put a jack-o-lantern face with black frosting and green tinted frosting for the stem.

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By Colleen 03/29/2013

I making them today with mini M & M's. Heard it is very good !!!

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By Roady 02/19/2013

You don't have to be kid to enjoy this recipe, but of course they like it too! Next time I'll try Cocoa Krispies instead.

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By Linda 01/09/2013

I have used lemon zest with my rice krispies while cooking and as a topping. It is a really good treat in the summer thats refreshing.

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By dutch 12/29/2012

I tried to make the Rice Krispe Sq. & they got real hard & we had to throw them out.

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By Melissa 12/24/2012

Used frosted krispies and pepermint marshmellows. Very Good!

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By Annette 12/20/2012

Awesome with Cocoa Krispies!! :)

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By Subie 12/16/2012

I love these Rice Krispies treats, but I like to use the Fruit Loops or fruitie cereals. Any cereal will work. Chocolate flavors are good too. Just an option. Mix and match..

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By Darlene in VB 11/11/2012

Added a couple tablespoons of Peter Pan Creamy peanut butter to the mix while melting the marshmallows. I got a thumbs up from the gang!

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By Mari 10/26/2012

I love these treats but I would like to ask a favor that you don't send these treats with peanut butter to school since a lot of kids are severely allergic to peanuts. My son has a severe food allergy to peanuts and he often eats rice treats that I make for him. It is so hard to keep him safe. I would be devastated if someone made rice treats and he would eat them because he thought they were ok just like the ones mom makes at home for him. It would be so easy to camouflage the peanut butter in these treats. Please think of other children.

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By nana rosalie 10/23/2012

i make these at halloween i then add halloween decos after i spread it all out i then let it set for 10 minutes and cut them out with halloween cookie cutters

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By grace camp 09/28/2012

one christmas i made a rice crispie wreath for my son's class. i had a large cardboard lined with foil. i made a batch and tinted it green, formed the wreath. then used red hots or red candied cherries for holly berries. left a small opening at top. made a red batch formed a ribbon. 2 loops and put a oblomg piece ove the middle of bow and pressed together and into wreath. tooth pics help to connect and keep it connected til u r ready to slice it i've got all kinds of stuff i do with this stuff 4 kids. make it with peanut butter and put choc chips in it. i've used caramel cut up and put in it. any choc chip or tint it red and use the toll house christmas candies in it. kids. take it to thier party. hope u like the way i've utilized this recipe over the years

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By grace camp 09/28/2012

at holloween i add candy corn, tint it orange. and take black tube icing and swirl on top. i also tint it orange and add the orange candy pumpkins
at christmas i put christmas m& m s in it and tint 1 batch red and use green candied cherries [using a fluted bundt pan] then the 2 batch is tinted green and add the red candied cherries also using the fluted bundt pan.
i make green sqarures and ad little red hots to it. and i make red sqaures and add a green christmas candy to it.
also at halloween i use a fluted bundt pan and tint the batch orage, place in bundt pan and let set[always spray with pam] then take out and make a pumpkin with it. have a little aside to roll in form of stem.[tinted green ] and then i assemble the stem then with black tube of icing i make eyes nose and mouth on pumpkin.

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