Marshmallow Treats

linda hennessey

By
@goirish86

Special Note: The 1941 original rice cereal recipe called for 1/4 c. butter and 5 c. cereal. Over the years they changed it to 3 T. butter and 6 c. cereal. (I guess to make it healthier??) I find that when you use the new recipe the treats are dry and tend to fall apart. I stick with the old original recipe! Hint- try adding a dash of salt or vanilla for great flavor.


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Serves:

12 squares

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Microwave

Ingredients

1/4 c
butter
5 c
rice cereal (rice krispies)
4 c
miniature marshmallows

OPTIONAL

1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
dash(es)
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Microwave butter with marshmallows on high setting for 3 minutes. Stirring after 2 minutes. Stir in cereal, mixing until well coated. Note: You must work fast or it starts to set.
2
Using a buttered spatula, press the mixture evenly into a 13x9x2 inch pan which has been buttered or sprayed with nonstick spray or lined with parchment/wax paper.
3
Cut into squares when the mixture cools. Makes 12 large squares.
4
Hint: Just before adding the cereal to the mix, you may add a dash or two of salt and/or a tablespoon of vanilla extract.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids