How to make marshmellow squares

@Anne18 (11036)
April 8, 2009 11:14am CST
I am going ot make some homemade marshmellow squares like the ones you buy in the shops as it wikk be cheaper. Now i don't have a recipe so am going to make it up as I go!!!! I thought that if I melted marshmellow sweets until liquid and then mixed some rice crispies in that would be the same! What do you think? Do you think this will work? Do you think I should add anything else to help it glue together? Perhaps like Golden Sryup or something like that?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Be sure to melt butter or margarine in your pot before you put in the marshmallows. You do not need anything other than the butter/margarine, marshmallows and cereal to make them.
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@Anne18 (11036)
8 Apr 09
Brill What amounts of each do you think I should use of each?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Apr 09
To make a batch in a pan that is 13x9x2 inch pan that is sprayed with cooking spray you will need 3 Tablespoons of butter or margarine, 1 package (10oz., about 40 regular size marshmallows and 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 09
marshmallow squares ingredients: 3/4 cup butter or hard margarine 1 (400 g) package marshmallows 2 tsps vanilla 1 tsp ground cinamon 1 cup silvered almond or sliced almonds 1 cup shredded coconut 6 cups corn flakes procedure: 1. in large bowl, combine almonds, coconut and corn flakes. 2. set aside. 3. in saucepan over low heat, melt butter and cinamon. 4. remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. 5. pour over cereal mixture, and stir to coat evenly. 6. press lightly in 9x13 pan sprayed with Pam. 7. let set. 8. cut into squares. this is my suggestion for you. have a great mylotting!
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@GardenGerty (99325)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Oh, this one sounds really delicious. I do not have the stuff right now, but the spices, nuts and coconut appeal to me. I have all the other stuff. I bet dried fruit would be good in it as well.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
8 Apr 09
What you do is to add a couple of tablespoons of butter to it, that is if you are using two cups of the cereal and one or two bags of the mini marshmallows. Oh and you have to butter the pan. And you have to be sure the mixture is stiff. You do not need anything else. That is the basic recipe. I have not made it for so long since my sons are all grown up and we do not live close to them to see my granddaughter that often. Besides I dare not. They are so tempting and I cannot have that many.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
8 Apr 09
hmmm I don't know what a marshmellow square is but, it sorta sounds like a Rice Krispy treat. If that's the case (lol) then you may want to add butter to the recipe to keep it from sticking to the pan. My kids love these with peanut butter and chocolate add.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Apr 09
Hey there Anne18 I am sure that if you look on the Kellogs Rice Krispie pack the recipe will be on there! I am not sure but I remember them saying it was during an advert or somthing that was on at one time! That is if you are using Kellogs!! I don't think I would use syrup as well as that would be really sickly. I have a recipe at home for the ones made with just golden syrup and sugar as I prefer them like that, crunchy rather than chewy! I can give you that recipe if you like!
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@Anne18 (11036)
8 Apr 09
Please can you pm it to me. Thanks. I have brought some to take away on our weekend to the seaside, I have looked at the packet but sadly in my store cupboard I don't have lots of E numbers or addatives that are in them. I thought by making some I will know excually what is in them and leave all the E numbers out etc.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Apr 09
Sorry it won't be until next week now as I am down at my mum's for the hols and won't be back til then - sorry. Will PM it to you as soon as I can when I am back but you might need to remind me!!
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• United States
8 Apr 09
This recipe calls for butter to. When melting your marshmallows throw in some butter to and that will help with the taste. After that is done in a big bowl of course so you can put in a cup of rice krispies to add to it. Then you will need a spoon to get the krispies stuck to the marshmallows. You can use a lot of different cereals for this to. If your kids like fruity pepples you can try that to. Have fun
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@Anne18 (11036)
8 Apr 09
Cheers, please see comment on next response
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I used to make the Rice Krispie treats when I was little. I remember the only ingredients used were the rice krispies, marshmallows and melted butter.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
Rice crispies and marshmellow treats are the way to go.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
8 Apr 09
My mother made them all of the time, when I was a kid. I think it is very simple to make, the recipe is on the cereal box. Not too many ingredients needed either, I think you need, butter, marshmallows and the rice crispies. Melt the butter, add the marshmallow and then the cereal. Spread on a cookie sheet, cut and let harden. Yeah, I would imagine it is cheaper to make yourself than to buy already made.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I made those before with peanut butter. I forget exactly how I did it, but I did have to use a recipe. Mine called for corn starch among other things. I would personally double check a recipe to be safe, you can easily find them all over the internet.
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@BarBaraPrz (19846)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Apr 09
I love these treats, but never make them myself, because I know if I did, I would eat the whole lot at one sitting (or near to one). I'd even try licking out the pot. No, I'm better able to control myself with the premade, individually wrapped ones.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I never tried to make them. Hope they worked out for you.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
11 Apr 09
rice krispie squares my mom makes have marshmallows, butter, vanilla and the rice krispies. RICE KRISPIE SQUARES 1/4 c. butter 4 c. marshmallows 6 c. Rice Krispies Melt butter and marshmallows together; remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies and stir until Rice Krispies are well coated. Press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Cool and cut into squares. if you want them goopy use extra marshmallows
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
10 Apr 09
I love mashmellows!! lol =D But is meshmellow square the same as those normal ones, except for the difference in shape?? hehe ^_^ Because i have not heard about it before, or i'm just being ignornant about things here?? hehe ^_^ But anyway, hope that u will be able to find some good recipes or ways here, so that u can come up with some really nice and delicious meshmellow squares, to replace those selling in shops.. hehe ^_^
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Hubby loves these so the first time I bought the name brand rice crispes b/c the recipe comes on the box. Now that I have the recipe I will buy the store brand. I want to say you use butter with marshmellows and its pretty sticky. Good luck I hope they turn out good.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
9 Apr 09
well it sounds like you got it under control but you know before they harden u can roll them in cany sprinkles or m & ms to give them color for easter
@shell1986 (405)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I actually think that on the Rice Krispies website they might have the recipe. What yu are saying sounds right to me but I'm also the type of person who can set macaroni and cheese on fire! Good luck and they sound like they are going to be very yummy!
• United States
9 Apr 09
yes i agree make sure you add butter or you will have a big mess on your hands also i would use some ice cream toppings after they set up to make it a bit more fun maybe mix in some m&m minis carmal syrup on top or chocolate syrup
@GardenGerty (99325)
• United States
9 Apr 09
You can pretty well make it up as you go along. Some recipes have some butter or margarine as well as the melted marshmellows. Others use syrup, and it is kind of like popcorn balls. I have had a version that had butterscotch morsels melted in, and then chocolate chips melted with peanut butter and spread on the top. The recipe is on the rice crispy boxes here in the US.