Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

One of the BEST things in life is a GOOD Rice Krispie treat!  But it has to be soft, marshmellowy, a little gooey – but not real sticky, with great flavor.

If you love them too, I have the perfect recipe for you!

I’ll also show you this very simple and clever way to have fun eating them, or giving them away; along with the traditional bar of course.

Always a family favorite, very inexpensive to make up, and so simple; you’ll make them up often. It’s a terrific recipe to make with the kids or grand kids to!

 

Stay-Soft BEST Ever Rice Krispie Treats & Pop’s

Ingredients:

4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)

10 oz. mini marshmellows (or large ones in a 10 oz. bag)

5  1/3 cup of rice krispie dry cereal

*Additional 1-4 Tablespoons of additional butter

Optional:  Biscuit cutter, melting chocolate buttons or chocolate chips, sprinkles, parchment paper, cellophane bags, -use the right sized cutter with the bag:), ribbon

 

Directions:

Using some of the additional butter (1-2 Tablespoons), lightly butter either a 9″ x 13″ cake pan or a jelly roll pan that has sides; depending on how thick you want to make your treats.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Pre-measure your rice krispie dry cereal into a bowl. Set it aside. 

If making Pop’s lay a piece of parchment out near you, but not in your way of working.  

In a large saucepan, melt the 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 stick) over low heat.  

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Add in the marshmallows and stir continually.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Keep stirring until they are completely melted – being careful not to burn them.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Remove the pan from the heat and gently stir in the rice krispie cereal.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Folding in until it is completely covered. 

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Spread the mixture into the buttered pan of your choice.  Using buttered hands (with the rest of the butter), pack it down firmly if you are going to cut out shapes.

Allow the mixture to cool completely in the pan.

Cut them into bars for the original treat.

Store in an airtight container to keep them soft and perfect. 

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

To make the POP’S, using a muffin or biscuit cutter (or anything that is round and will go through the depth of the mixture and cut) push through to the bottom, using a firm pushing down motion.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Take your circle out and push a craft stick into the center of one end to make a POP.

Do this with all of your POP’s until you cannot cut anymore shapes out.  

Put your melting buttons or chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl.  Heat for 30 seconds and stir.  

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Repeat this process until the chocolate is completely smooth and warmed through, but not hot.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Dip one of the POP’s into the chocolate, helping with a spatula, spoon, or another utensil to cover up as far as you desire, and also to help scrap off the backside and make the chocolate layer more even all around.

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Cover with sprinkles (or heath bits as shown) while with chocolate is still wet on the POP. 

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

Lay on the prepared parchment paper and allow the POP’S to set up. 

Rice Krispie Treats
Easy, quick and delicious Rice Krispie Treats

To make them even more presentable for gifts, etc.  have cellophane bags that are larger than the POP’s.   Put the POP end into the bag first so the stick may sticking out of the bag; depending on the length.

Now tie with ribbons, or whatever you desire.  Makes a great gift, take-home treat- so many uses for this delish treat.  

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2017

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