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Ingredients:

Rice Krispies Treats®:

6 cups (150 grams) Rice Krispies® cereal (or crispy rice cereal)

3 tablespoons (42 grams) unsalted or salted butter (or margarine)

1 - 10 ounce (285 grams) package miniature marshmallows

1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) pure vanilla extract


Instructions:

Rice Krispies Treats®: Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 inch (23 cm) square baking pan.

Place the rice cereal in a large bowl that has been buttered or sprayed with a non stick vegetable spray.

Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a medium sized saucepan. Melt the butter in the saucepan over medium low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly, with a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula, until the marshmallows have completely melted. Add the vanilla extract and then pour the mixture over the rice cereal and stir until all the cereal has been coated.

Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and lightly pat until even. Cool at room temperature until the Rice Krispies Treats® have set. Cut into squares. Well wrapped, these treats can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a few days.

Preparation time 15 minutes. Makes about 16 squares.


Description:

All bakers need recipes that are easy to make and enjoyed by everyone. Although there are times when nothing gives me more pleasure than spending a morning in the kitchen making a layer cake with swirls of frosting, there are also times when I need something that's quick and easy to make. That is when I turn to Rice Krispies Treats® (Squares). It is the busy mother's dream; ten minutes and you are done. Just mix together rice cereal with melted marshmallows and butter (or margarine). And the best part is that both kids and adults love this candy-like square, with its sweet flavor and crispy texture.
We can thank Mildred Day for Rice Krispies Treats®, a Kellogg's® Home Economist who invented them back in 1941 when she needed something for a Camp Fire Girls' bake sale. Kellogg's® must have known they were on to something big, because shortly after their invention they started printing the recipe for Rice Krispies Treats® on every box of Kellogg's Rice Krispies®. The basic recipe has changed very little over the years. Oh, some of us now prefer to use butter, in place of margarine, and we may tinker a little with the ingredients, but its original flavor and texture are still there. While my personal preference is to use miniature marshmallows, large ones are fine, or you can even use marshmallow creme. But it is important to use fresh marshmallows as they melt so nicely, and make sure to butter or spray, with a non stick vegetable spray or flavorless oil, the baking pan, the saucepan, the bowl, and all utensils, as this mixture is very sticky.

Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies and Kellogg's are trademarks of Kellogg's NA Co.