Homemade Rice Krispie Treats
I know I had promised that I would not post recipes with processed ingredients. But homemade rice krispie treats are such a classic (and really one of my favorites!) that I just had to share it. I did change it up a little bit, to get rid of the butter and to make them gooier (is that even a word?!?). I’ve had many a dry rice krispie treats in my old days, and I like them really gooey. Basically, your fingers should be a mess after you eat them. This particular recipe uses the Christmas themed Rice Krispies, which can be really hard to find as the holidays approach. My advice on this, is that if you see them in the store, even if it’s October, pick them up just in case. For those unfamiliar with homemade rice krispie treats, there are literally only 3 ingredients. They come together in less than 10 minutes, and if you use the plain colored rice krispies, you can customize them for whatever holiday you want with different sprinkles, frostings, etc. You can also use cookie cutters and cut out different shapes. An idea? Footballs for the upcoming Super Bowl 🙂
How do you make Rice Crispy Treats?
Simple! Just melt butter (or another butter substitute) and a bag of marshmallows in a pan over low-medium heat until the marshmallows are melted and everything is blended together. Dump in the rice krispies and mix until everything is coated. Scrape out into a 9″x13″ pan, lightly press down into the pan, decorate if desired, and allow them to set!
Why are my rice crispy treats hard?
If your rice krispie treats are hard, then you have too much cereal and not enough marshmallows and butter (or butter substitute). Another reason is that your marshmallows might be too old. Also, rice krispie treats could lose their softness in time if they aren’t stored properly. I store mine in a ziploc bag, and haven’t had any issues!
How Long Will Rice Krispie Treats last?
I’ve eaten mine up to 5 days after they were made, and they were fine. If you aren’t able to finish them within that time, they also freeze really well.
How to Make Homemade Rice Krispie Treats
1. Using a sandwich baggie over your hand, grease a 13″ x 9″ pan with a little bit of coconut oil. Set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, add coconut oil and mini marshmallows. Melt over low-medium heat. Cook until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
3. Add in rice krispies and stir until coated.
4. Scoop coated rice krispies into greased 13″ x 9″ pan. Using a coconut oil greased sandwich baggie over your hand, evenly press (lightly!) rice krisipies into pan. If desired, garnish with sprinkles and press lightly to adhere them.
5. Allow rice krispies to cool to room temperature before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
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Homemade Rice Krispie Treats
These homemade rice krispie treats can be made in less than 10 minutes, contain only 3 ingredients, and can be customized for any occasion!
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, solid
- 1 10-10.5 oz package of mini marshmallows
- 5 1/2 cups rice krispies
Using a sandwich baggie over your hand, grease a 13" x 9" pan with a little bit of coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, add coconut oil and mini marshmallows. Melt over low-medium heat. Cook until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
Add in rice krispies and stir until coated.
Scoop coated rice krispies into greased 13" x 9" pan. Using a coconut oil greased sandwich baggie over your hand, evenly press (lightly!) rice krisipies into pan. If desired, garnish with sprinkles and press lightly to adhere them.
Allow rice krispies to cool to room temperature before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
Vegan option: Use Dandies brand marshmallows and any vegan compliant rice cereal.
Gluten-free option: Use a gluten-free marshmallow, like Dandies brand and a gluten-free rice cereal.