By Bec on July 21, 2004
Photo by Sharlene~W
Photo by Sharlene~W
"This is the recipe for the original rice krispies treats squares...It never fails! Plus, it is a great way to use up a box of cereal! For best results, use fresh marshmallows. I have replaced the butter once with Mott's Healthy Baking butter or oil substitute (it was basically an unsweetened apple sauce) and they still turned out great!"
Serving Size: 1 (31 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 16
"Yum yum!! Delicious, classic recipe! I switched it up a bit and threw in a teaspoon of vanilla and a drop or two of almond extract and a tiny bit of maple flavoring - delicious!!"
"I had forgotten how much of a pain in the arse Rice Krispie treats really are. Haha. Plus, my marshmallows were ancient, so they didn't melt well. (Read the description, chefs!) However, I am pretty sure this is the original recipe, and the kids say they taste fine. I thought the recipe I used to make had vanilla in it, but it was Betty Crocker rather than back-of-the-box. So despite the rice krispies all over the kitchen and the sticky pan, thank you for posting."
"Thanks for posting this great recipe. I also bought Rrice Krispies with no recipe on the box. You'd think I'd remember how after making this tons of times in the past 60 years, but, of course, I didn't. Anyway - yummy and as usual I had to eat the first one while it was still gooey and falling apart. They set up if you can wait awhile. Great for kids and not so young kids."
"this one never gets old!!! How does it taste with fruity pebbles instead of rice crispies?"
"Love this classic recipe from my childhood!<br/><br/>I would suggest this change to the preparation, though. Instead of buttering/spraying a 13" x 9" pan, I use a jellyroll pan (like a cookie sheet but with sides on it).<br/><br/>I line the jellyroll pan with parchment paper, spread the rice krispie mixture all over it with a non-stick spatula, and then put another sheet of parchment paper over the top. I can then press the sticky cereal across the pan without getting my hands all gooped up. Peel off the top layer of parchment paper, let it all cool down until it's set, then cut the squares. Throw away the bottom parchment paper and your pan won't be coated in marshmallow goo!"
"This is what I grew up on as a kid. They are a pain the you know what to make, but well worth it."
"Super easy and yummy. A little too yummy, in fact - I can never seem to stop at just one!"
"This is THE classic recipe. Never fails! YUM!!!
To "streak" -- I get my marshmallows at Trader Joe's, and they ARE vegetarian! :O)"
"The best!! Thank you."
"excuse me, but marshmallows aren't vegetarian. they contain gelatin, which is derived from animals. don't know why this was even considered for a vegetarian menu."
"Made these today and they turned out great, the grandkids loved them. I guess i'll have to make more.They are so easy to through together"
"Made two pans of these for my son's 5th grade picnic and everyone enjoyed them. They are quick and easy to make."
"Thank you! I was having a bit of a time finding the original recipe. These came out absolutely perfect. These might actually taste better than I remember. Smiles all around!"
"Classic. Perfect. Thanks for posting - my kids loved it!"
"A classic. This has been my go-to recipe for many years on those Sunday nights after a busy weekend. They are so quick and easy to make for another week of school lunches. Now that the children are older, they can make them themselves! Thanks Bec."
"Thank you for taking the time to post this classic...I bought the store brand Rice Krispies, which does not have the recipe on it so had to search for it. I always add a little extra butter to mine, makes them richer in taste. Getting ready to cut them into small squares to dip into the chocolate fountain at the Super Bowl party...yum!"
"I love these! I've been making this recipe for as long as I can remember. One trick I found to help with the stickiness is to coat the pan with a thin layer of powdered sugar! I also sprinkle it on my hands before I pat it down so it doesn't stick to me. Works great and the flavor blends in nicely with the treats. I don't know what made me decide to do that in the first place but hey it works. :)"