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Rice krispie squares recipe

Looking for a quick, delicious treat the whole family will love? These classic rice krispie squares are a nostalgic favorite for both kids and adults. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these crispy, marshmallow-y bars in no time.

Rice krispie squares: Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup butter or margarine
  • 5 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Rice krispie squares: Directions

  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter or margarine.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted and well blended.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract (if using).
  4. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and mix well until completely coated.
  5. Using a lightly buttered spatula, press the mixture evenly into a buttered 13×9” pan.
  6. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Microwave Method

For an even faster shortcut, you can make these in the microwave:

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave the butter to melt, about 30-60 seconds.
  2. Add the marshmallows and microwave 1-1.5 minutes, stirring every 45 seconds, until smooth when stirred.
  3. Follow steps 3-6 above.

Fun Addition Ideas

Jazz up your rice krispie treats with fun additions like:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Dried fruit
  • Sprinkles
  • Nuts

Let your imagination run wild!

Perfect for Parties or Gifts

These classic bars are a hit at parties, potlucks, and other gatherings. They also make a thoughtful homemade gift for teachers, neighbors, or family. Kids love helping make them too.

Whip up a batch soon for a fun, delicious treat the whole family is sure to love!

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