I am such a kid at heart…I still LOVE Rice Crispy Treats! (anyone with me?) I make them “for the kids” on special occasions. But, I don’t like to make just any rice crispy treats…they have to be the BEST EVER! I love the ones at the coffee houses that are HUGE…the flat ones that fall apart? Not so much (shhh…sorry!!!)
*Wondering if I can eat these anymore? Nope..haha, the butter gets me. So, I have a “gluten and dairy free” option at the bottom that are AWESOME. No biggie…peanut butter is my friend too.
Melt butter in a large pot on medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
Press into a buttered 9×13 pan. My trick? I wet my (washed) hands with water and spread and press…nothing sticks and it is easy peasy. (lol, my hands…they have done a lot of work in these 32 years of living…they aren’t pretty, but they have made lots of meals, held babies, cleaned, high- fived, changed diapers, typed blogs, dialed friends- you name it…so I am blessed)
Check. It. Out. There it is….I am officially a cool mom because I make “The Best Rice Crispy Treats Ever!”
Best Ever Rice Crispy Treats
- ½ cup butter
- 8 cups mini marshmallows
- 10 cups rice crispy cereal
- Melt butter in a large pot on medium low heat
- Add marshmallows and stir until melted
- Add cereal and toss well to coat completely
- Butter a 9×13 pan
- Add cereal mixture to 9×13
- Wet hands and press firmly so mixture is even
- Cover and let cool for an hour
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
The Gluten and Dairy Free Option
(which is still awesome btw…)
Do the same as above, but prepare your pan with Earth Balance. My children LOVED these ones too!!!
Gluten and Dairy Free
Peanut butter Rice Crispy Treats
1 cup Karo white corn syrup
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups rice crispy cereal
Put corn syrup and sugar into a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Let boil. Add peanut butter and stir until melted. Take off of heat and add rice crispy cereal. Pour into a prepared (with Earth Balance) pan and press down with wet (washed/clean) hands. Let cool then cut.