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ultimate rice krispie bars

Recipe by
Lisa Foote
Castle Pines, CO

If you are a fan of rice krispie treats, this recipe is for you. It takes it one step further to make them so delicious! The secret is candy flavoring! You can add food coloring for holiday bars too!

yield 12 -16
prep time 20 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For ultimate rice krispie bars

  • 1 stick
  • 1 bag
    (16 oz)fresh miniature marshmallows
  • 4-5
    drops of wilton candy flavoring (cherry, lemon, peppermint)
  • 9 c
    rice cereal
  • food coloring , optional
  • frosting in a can, optional

How To Make ultimate rice krispie bars

  • 1
    In a large microwave safe bowl, add marshmallows and butter, zap for 30 seconds, stir to mix, repeat at 10 second intervals until marshmallows are just melted... Do NOT over heat. I zapped three times, 1 minute 30 seconds total.
  • 2
    Stir to mix and combine, while stirring, (OPTIONAL: add food coloring 2-3 drops at a time to get desired color). Add about 5 drops of candy flavoring (Wilton brand sells at most hobby stores in the candy section, Hobby Lobby or Michaels among others).
  • 3
    Add the Rice Cereal to the marshmallow and butter and mix. Fold until the krispies have also become coated. Spread in an even layer about 1 inch thick in a parchment lined jelly roll pan or long cookie sheet. Allow to cool for a couple of hours until the treats are no longer tacky to the touch.
  • 4
    Cut out with Cookie Cutters if you like or cut in squares. Store in plastic ware or sealed with cling wrap until ready to serve. OPTIONAL: Garnish with icing and colored sugar sprinkles if you like.