Rice Krispie Squares

"I know that everyone has made these at one time or another in their lifetime - but thought it might be interesting for the young chefs coming up to have the recipe on hand!! For a festive look, red and green cherries can also be added."
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Ready In:
24 squares




  • In a large saucean over low heat, melt margarine. Add marshmallows; stir until melted and well blended. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla. Add cereal, stirring until coated.
  • Using a lightly buttered spatula, press into a buttered 13x9 baking pan. Cool. Cut into squares.
  • You can also use 5 cups miniature marshmallow for this recipe. For chewier squares, use 5 cups cereal.

  • In a large microwaveable bowl, microwave margarine at HIGH 30-60 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallow, tossing to coat. Microwave at HIGH 1 -11/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred, stirring after 45 seconds. Follow directions as above.

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  1. Thank you for posting this recipe! I bought the no name cereal, and the recipe is not on the box! I used your recipe and added chocolate chips and cinnamon to the melted mallow mixture, they were a huge hit!
  2. How can you not miss this all time kiddie favorite!!! My kids lived on these when they were young. I used to leave some krispie mixture in the bowl and they would butter up their hands and make krispie balls...they had so much fun making these!! There are wonderful sprinkles on the market to jazz them up for the festive season, or melt some chocolate and spread over top!!! Perfection for kids...and some adults!!!
  3. Yay! My old favorite! I'm still a kid at heart so I was happy to see this. :) I think I'll make Fruit Loop and Frankenberry treats as well.
  4. Thanks for posting! A yummy and easy treat to make with the kids! We added some M&Ms, just to jazz it up a little!!
  5. Thank you so much for posting this! I hadn't made rice krispie squares in almost a decade and couldn't remember the proportions for the ingredients. This was perfect and 5 cups of rice krispies makes just the right amount for a 9 x 9 square pan.


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