Rice Krispie treats are a fun classic treat that everyone can enjoy! Kids and adults alike love eating these gooey, chewy delights. These treats have been shared by family and friends for decades!
Rice Krispies were first invented over 80 years ago by two Kellogg Company workers who were working to create a recipe that would be easy for kids in the Campfire Girls to make. Mildred Day and Malitta Jensen, the two Kellogg workers, landed on the idea for what they called “marshmallow treats”. These treats incorporated Rice Krispie puffs, marshmallows, and butter.
The success of this recipe took off like crazy and by the end of the 1940s, was printed on every Kellogg Rice Krispie cereal box. After that, the term Rice Krispie Treat was adopted and became a staple in every American household. The recipe was considered an “easy” dessert, a housewife’s dream. Are Rice Krispie treats something you grew up with? Please share your history with me! I love to read your stories and hear feedback.
Pro Tip: Try using any cereal in replacement for Rice Krispie puffs! My favorite of this variation is using Lucky Charms in replacement for Rice Krispie puffs.
Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 bag of jet puffed marshmallows
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 6 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
- Note: You will need to move quickly once the marshmallow has been added to the cereal.
- Put butter and marshmallows in a glass bowl, put in microwave for 2 minutes.
- Take bowl out of the microwave and with a rubber spatula, stir the mixture until smooth.
- If you are going to add food coloring, you want to do it before you add the cereal.Be sure to stir the coloring in very well.
- Mix in the rice puff cereal by folding the cereal and marshmallows together.
- Pour the mixture onto a sheet of parchment paper. Take another piece of parchment paper and use it to smooth out the rice krispie mixture.
- If you want to cut the Rice Krispie Treats into special shapes, let the misture cool for 15 minutes. Then use whatever cookie cutter or shape you would like to cut your treats!
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