OK, you’re climbing the walls. But you’re doing what you need to do by staying at home. If Rice Krispies Treats™ have been making frequent cameos in your kitchen for afternoon snack breaks, we’re right there with you. But we wouldn’t mind a variation on the sticky, tasty, marshmallow-bedecked theme. Here are a few of the best ways we’ve seen out there for mixing up your Treat game. (And scroll down for the recipe you know and love!)
Yes, you can switch up the look of these babies just in time for Easter. As long as you have plastic eggs on hand, you’re golden. It’s a matter of pressing the batter on to them, and being generous with the sprinkles. (Extra credit if you have unicorn-themed sprinkles!)
How good does that look? No matter which way you choose to add chocolate to the recipe that almost can’t be improved upon, there’s a chocolate-plus-Krispie variation with your name on it. This is a great way to use up any chocolate melting chips you have. This thin and crispy bark recipe seems to entail even less work, and we love bark.
If there was an “extra credit internet award,” it would have to go the blogger behind these gorgeous Strawberry Hazelnut Neapolitan Krispies Treats. Just look at them. Key to their deliciousness are one layer of strawberry jam-spiked Krispies and another of hazelnut spread Krispies. What the what. Get cracking on these.
If there’s anything better than a Krispie cake, it’s one that adds sprinkles to the mix, too! This Rice Krispie Treat Sprinkle Cake is an absolute delight. If you’ve been stuck indoors without anything whimsical to look at, this will absolutely break up the monotony. The three towering tiers really set it apart from the pack.
These little beauties can even be made vegan with vegan chocolate chips. Chunky peanut butter and honey are what makes them sing. It’s a classic combo you probably haven’t had in way too long. And they’re so, so easy: All you need are a muffin pan and liners!
Sometimes breaking out of a rut is as simple as changing the shape of things, literally. If you have cookie cutters, this is well within your reach. We love what this blogger did, using heart-shaped cookie cutters and melted chocolate to put a spin on the classic.
3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows OR 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. 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.
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
- For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
- 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
- Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
- Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.
- To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.