My kids love rice crispy treats and so do I. They are so easy to put together when we need a quick snack or dessert.
Did you know that you can make rice crispy type treats out of just about any type of cereal? It is a great way to use up cereal that you have bought on sale or maybe cereal that your family did not like very much or that they are tired of.
Over the years I have used fruit loops, golden grahams, honey bunches of oats, captain crunch, and many others. I recently started doing this with gluten free cereals like Chex and that also works well.
I just follow the basic directions for making the treats and use whatever cereal that I have.
What is your favorite cereal to use for these rice crispy type treats?
Rice Crispy Treats
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups rice krispies or other cereal
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
For a fun and unique rice crispy treat you should try Amy’s Rice Crispy Roll and Jen’s version of rice crispy treats. They are both fun versions of a classic treat.