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Crispy Rice Cereal Bars a.k.a Rice Krispies Treats

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Everyone just loves these treats.

It's best to soak your pot right after putting the treats in a pan.

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Kids, young and old alike, love these sweet and crispy bars, Crispy Rice Cereal Bars a.k.a. Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup* butter
  • One 10 ounce package (about 40) regular marshmallows
  • -----or----- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal


Lightly grease 13x9 pan. In a large, heavy saucepan melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add cereal. With large wooden spoon, stir until cereal is coated. With lightly greased waxed paper or buttered spatula, evenly press mixture into pan. Cut into squares when cooled.

Rice Cereal Easter Eggs

Instead of putting cereal mixture in the pan, shape mixture into Easter eggs. To make 12 eggs, use about 1/3 cup of mixture for each one. Use store-bought or homemade icing to decorate eggs.

*I prefer the original recipe which calls for 1/4 cup butter. Most recipes today use a more health-conscious amount of 3 tablespoons of butter. It's your choice.

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Just a few tricks to avoid soaking., Member poketigger

One i do is spray heavy with cooking spray, other is once done with pan and all the yuk, add water to pan boil awhile it frees It's self and you just wash it. Way better used real butter and 1/4 cup these are a must.

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