By wyojess on May 06, 2007
Photo by ArabianGal
Photo by ArabianGal
"An extra-chewy recipe that will have everyone wishing theirs turned out as well!"
Serving Size: 1 (45 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 15
"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."
"This was great - easy and chewy. Just what I needed! I wasn't sure whether to store them in the fridge or not, but I will tell you if you're wondering too -- not! They were still chewy once they got back to room temperature. Yummy!"
"Excellent! I looked at the reviews and followed the advise given here. Was totally worth it! I adjusted the recipe in the following way:<br/>1/2 stick butter<br/>A little vanilla (I didn't measure)<br/>15oz marshmallows<br/>7 cups rice crispies (I used 4 cups rice crispies and 3 cups "fruity pebbles" as these were for a birthday treat, oh and I used off brands of everything and they turned out fine!)<br/>I took the marshmallows off before they were 100% melted so no scorching or hard treats. I used wax paper instead of oil in one pan and the spray oil in another as I made two batches of these. I would use the wax paper again, they came right off and it was much easier clean up! I also wet my hands as suggested by another reviewer, and that was a GREAT help, they didn't stick to my hands at all after I did that! Then for an added bonus I got some white chocolate and dipped them in it and put sprinkles on top :) They were a big hit for my daughters treat for her birthday at school. Thank you so much! As someone who had never made rice crispy treats before, this was an easy and SUPER yummy recipe! Thanks!"
"I used 10 oz of marshmallows and about five cups of rice crispy Cereal. i also added the most careful touch of almond extraxt....less than an 1/8 tsp. The vanilla really made a difference! The last batch I made (as the "cook" in the office) was the source of ridicule and joking so I was nervous. I did not want another batch of rocks. I used wet hands to press it into the pan GENTLY! Yummy!"
"Yummy! never thought to add vanilla! I used more cereal though, not sure how much just kept adding a bit till it looked right. I'll share my little rice krispies trick - instead of greasing your hands, wet them and shake off the excess water then press your krispies into the pan. Way easier!"
"Very nummy! It's a keeper! Next time I think I'll add an extra cup of rice crispys, tho. Thanks!"
"Just what my kids were looking for. They didn't like the ones you buy as they were too dry. This fit the bill and super easy to make. Ditto, on taking the marshmallows off the heat right before completely melted. Another recipe to add to the school lunch list. Thanks :)"
"Just made these for this weeks lunches...I used cheerios instead of rice crispies, but they are yummy!! Thanks for posting the recipe!"
"Perfect. Chewy. Wonderful. Used butter and LOVE the vanilla flavor. Used Arrowhead Mills Puffed Rice. MMMMMM."