There is just something about Rice Krispie Treats that makes me want to eat just ONE more every time I have them. I cannot get enought of them, and neither can my kids. We all love the cereal, but whomever came up with the genius idea of adding in a little butter and marshmallows is my hero.
You can find the original Rice Krispie Treats recipe on the back of the cereal box, but for this Christmas version, I added in two little things to make it that much sweeter.
Rice Krispie Treats
What you will need:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 5 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- candy melts
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Step 1: Making your Rice Krispie Treats is a quick recipe. Take your 1/4 cup butter and melt over low/medium heat in a saucepan.
Step2: Once the butter is melted, stir in your marshmallows and continue to stir until they are fully melted. Watch the heat so you don’t brown the marshmallows.
Step3: After the marshmallows are melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Use a plastic spatula, it likes to stick and this seems the easiest.
Step 4: Pour you mixture into a 9 x 13 dish and allow to cool and harden.
Step 5: Pour in a microwave safe bowl your bag of candy melts and vegetable oil. Heat on high for 1 minute, remove and stir. Then heat again for 30 minute increments until fully melted.
Step 6: Spread a thin layer over the Rive Krispie Treats and smooth out to cover. Add you sprinkles and allow to set, about 30 minutes.
Step 7: Cut into squares and serve.
This is such a quick and easy recipe, and it is fun for the kiddos to help make and serve. Add in a little a bag and a gift tag and have the kids hand these out at their class Christmas party. Enjoy these Christmas style Rice Krispie Treats this holiday!