Ooh, yummy. I never thought to add vanilla before, but it completes the recipe perfectly. The trick is to take your marshmallows off the heat before they're all the way melted, and just stir the last lumps until smooth. If you overheat your mm's then you'll have hard bars. Learned that the hard way. Thanks for a great new idea on an old favorite.
The krispie treats were still soft, chewy, and marshmallow-ie, even after I added an extra cup of the cereal. I used real butter rather than margarine, and probably added just 15 ounces of the marshmallows (one 10-oz. bag plus half of a bag, 5-oz.). I always buy the Millville Crisp Rice Cereal from Aldi's whenever I make krispie bars, as they are identical (taste and texture-wise) to the Kellogg's Rice Krispie Cereal, plus a better buy price-wise. Like the original recipe, I removed the pan from the stove after the marshmallows were completely melted, then stirred in the cereal, and poured the gooey mixture into a buttered pan rather than using Pam from a spray can. I ended up with 24 (2-inch squares). Next time I may try other flavored extracts in place of the vanilla, just for the heck of it. Delicious bars, excellent recipe, and thank-you wyojess for sharing the recipe. This one's a keeper!
Came out very well. I added an extra cup of rice krispies and sprinkled some semisweet chocolate shavings on top, and they were gone within two days. I also took the marshmallows off the heat before they melted fully (thanks Erin), and they came out very soft and chewy.
Perfection! :-) I knew something was missing with the regular recipe...it's the vanilla...yummy! Thanks!
Kids and hubby all love these rice krispy treats. Super soft and chewy after 2 days...Almost all gone. I added those peanut butter m&m's on top before they set up too much. Thanks for posting! :)
These were the best I've ever tasted - that i've made! I only made 2 changes - I added an extra cup of rice krispies and made them with chocolate rice krispies... I even tried to hide a few - NOPE, my kids found them and ate them all - no leftovers and now they are bugging for more.... Thanks for posting! =)
These were great and not rock hard like some I've had. I added just a bit of salt to the mix and it was fantastic!!! Thanks for a great recipe.
I REALLY wanted a recipe where the treats were gooey, chewy, and not hard and dry. This is the absolute best chewy, gooey, yummy recipe I have ever had for Rice Crispy Treats!!! I took them to an office potluck for 8 people and they were gone by lunch. I will never make another recipe, as there is no need. Thank you for posting this, as I am extremely greatful!
Right on recipe! I used pink marshmallows for a strawberry treat. Also --- microwave! Easy as can be.
These would have been delish if I wouldnt have used pam...grease your pan with butter...it tastes better.