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Find out how to make rice krispie treats today. Take rice krispies to the next level by following this quick and easy recipe the whole family will surely enjoy.

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

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Want to know how to make homemade rice krispie treats? The recipe for rice krispie treats and the instructions are simple. They do not take much time to make, and are well worth the effort. The difference between a freshly made treat and a prepackaged one is incredible. You will want to make them again and again.

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Ingredients for Rice Krispie Treats:

Ingredients for Rice Krispie Treats | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Butter | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 5 cups of marshmallows, fresh
  • 5 1/2 cups of cereal (any kind of puffed cereal works––rice cereal is the original kind but Cocoa Puffs, Cheerios, and Fruity Pebbles are also delicious)
  • Softened margarine/butter

Step 1: Prepare your pan

Either line a rectangular baking pan with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

I like to use parchment paper so I can easily lift the Rice Krispie treats out of the tray so it is easier to cut them.

Prepare the pan | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Add Parchment Paper | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Step 2: Melt 1/4 cup Butter

Using a large saucepan (you will be adding more ingredients to this in step 2 and 3) melt butter over low heat. Turn the heat off when it is melted.

Melt 1/4 cup butter | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Melting Butter | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Step 3: Add 5 cups marshmallows

Add Marshmallows | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Marshmallows in Pan | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Add 5 cups of marshmallows to the melted butter. The heat should be off until you add all of the marshmallows. Once you have added all 5 cups of marshmallows, turn the heat back on low.

Step 4: Melt marshmallows

Over low heat, melt the marshmallows. Stir them as they melt. Do not overheat.

Heat Marshmallows

Melting Marshmalllows | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Melted Marshmallows | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Mixing Melted Marshmallows

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Step 5: Add 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal to the mix

Turn the heat off. Measure 5 1/2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal and add to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture.

Add Rice Krispies | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Measure 5 1/2 cups of rice krispie cereal and add to the marshmallow mixture

Rice Krispies in Pan | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Your pan will need to be big enough to stir the mixture.A medium saucepan should work.

Step 6: Stir the mixture until evenly combined

Use a spoon to mix the marshmallow mixture with the cereal. Stir it until combined well. Stir the mixture together. Scoop the mixture from the bottom to begin mixing. Slowly combine these ingredients.

Stir Mixture | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Combine the Mix | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

It only takes a couple of minutes to mix these together.

Step 7: Pour the mix into your baking pan

Pour the mixture right into your baking pan. You will need to use a spoon to get all of the mix out of the pan. While the mixture is still hot, pour it into your pan lined with paper or coated in nonstick spray.

Pour Mixture in Baking Pan | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Step 8: Use your spoon to spread the mixture across the pan

Spread the rice krispie treat mixture evenly across the pan with a flat spoon.

Spread Mixture with Spoon | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Step 9: Using parchment or wax paper, press the treats flat

You will need to cut a piece of parchment paper or wax paper the size of your pan. You will use the paper the flatten and even your rice krispie treats in the pan. he paper allows you to get the treats smooth without sticking. Using your hand to press them down, make sure the rice krispie treats get to the sides and corners of you pan.

Parchment Paper | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Place a piece of cut wax paper or parchment over the treats

Flatten | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Flattening with Parchment Paper | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Step 10: Allow rice krispie treats to cool at least 15 minutes

Let it Cool | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Step 11: Cut into squares with pizza cutter or knife

Cut into Squares | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Use Pizza Cutter | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Cut evenly in one direction | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Cut into even squares or rectangles by first cutting one direction, then the other.

Step 12: Separate and serve

Separate and Serve | How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Serve your rice krispie treats while they are fresh. You will be amazed how good they are when freshly made. Delicious, gooey goodness.

Want to see how it’s made? Then check out this quick video from Howcast:

Are you going to serve this for your kids’ snack? Let me know how they liked it below in the comments!

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