Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

United States
December 15, 2011 10:24am CST
I've always loved Rice Krispie cereal as well as the Rice Krispie treats they make. But, the homemade ones have always been my favorite. For some reason they just taste so much fresher and less sugary and processed than the ones you buy at the store. When my family went to Disney world for Thanksgiving my mom brought me back Mickey Rice krispie treats since she knows that I love them from Disney. Then it got me craving more of the homemade kind so I got the stuff to make them myself. Today I finally got around to making them and I'm so excited to try them. It takes very little time to make them, I think it took me a total of about 15 minutes. But, it gets a bit messy since the melted marshmallows are so sticky, you have to be careful not to get it everywhere. They're cooling now and I can't wait to see how they came out!
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
15 Dec 11
Good for you making them yourself! We don't like the store bought ones either. I think the biggest difference is that they add preservatives so they can stay on the grocers shelf longer, and that changes the taste some. My grandson is always asking me to make these! When I make mine, I add about a quarter teaspoon of vanilla when I'm melting the marshmallows. I've made them both ways, with vanilla, and without, and they say they prefer the taste with it. I know, they're real sticky! So when I go to pat them out in the pan, I wear a plastic bag (like a zip-lock) and coat the one side lightly with butter, that made it a lot easier. Once in a while we do the same recipe,but we add different cereal like those colored Cheerios or Count Chocula. Captain Crunch wasn't too bad either haha:-)
• United States
15 Dec 11
Ooh I'll have to try it with vanilla next time!! And use your bag trick lol. At first I used a wooden spoon and got it into the pan I was going to store them in and then I used a regular spoon to scrape off the extra that wouldn't come off the wooden spoon. Then I took wax paper and pressed the Rice Krispie treats into the pan so they would flatten out and have an actual shape. Hopefully they don't stick to the wax paper too badly and I'll be able to get them out. I've always wanted to try using Fruity Pebbles and see how they come out. Using different cereals makes it different and it's fun to try them after you've made them.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
15 Dec 11
Yeah, it's a fun recipe to experiment with! Haven't tried fruity pebbles, but that sounds good too. Oh, and if you're using wax paper, just take a stick of butter (margarine), unwrap one end, and lightly stroke the paper with it, and it doesn't stick as bad. I use that stick of butter to lightly go over the inside of the pan before I start melting, and on anything that I'm using (except for the stirring spoon.) Makes the whole deal a whole lot easier.
• United States
15 Dec 11
That's a good idea, I almost thought about using some sort of butter to make it a little easier, but I didn't have any stick butter. The recipe on the Rice Krispie box called for a few tablespoons of butter before you add the marshmallows, probably to make it less sticky. Thank you for the helpful tips! I'll keep them in mind the next time I make them :)