Rice Krispie Treats

April 15th, 2009 by katie

I know I have been blowing your culinary mind lately but, seriously, when is the last time you made Rice Krispie Treats? Ok, now when was the last time you bought Rice Krispie Treats?  Hopefully your answer to the second question was, “Buy Rice Krispie Treats?! Why would anyone ever do such a thing?”  And if you’ve never made them before either, then you should.  Warning: I don’t know the yield on these because we ate half the sheet before I could finish cutting the shapes. They keep well in individual ziplock bags in the pantry or you can also hide them in the freezer if you want them to last longer.

Rice Krispie Treats

makes a dozen ?, cook 5 min
  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles (optional but aren’t they just the cutest?!)
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Stir in marshmallows, heat and stir until liquefied.
  3. Stir marshmallow mixture into cereal, add sprinkles if desired.
  4. Press mixture into a greased 8×8, 9×13 or jelly roll pan using waxed paper.
  5. Firm in the refrigerator, then cut into bars or shapes with a greased knife or cookie cutters.

Cost Analysis:

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal: $1.55
  • 1 10 oz bag marshmallows: $0.97
  • 2 tbsp butter: $0.25
  • Total cost for 1 dozen: $2.77 or 23¢ per treat
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Posted in Budget, Cooking with Kids, Desserts, Easy, Fast

9 Responses

  1. christy

    Ooh these look good. Love the sprinkles idea, and the cutouts. I think I’ll make some this weekend!

  2. Nancy

    I’ve never added sprinkles. How cute is that?

  3. Granola Girl

    Never added the sprinkles; my boys will love that! We often melt some peanut butter in with the marshmallows and that is really good too.

  4. Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

    Let’s see I last made them February 28, 2009! How’s that for accurate??? LOL

    Ok, ok I blogged them…that’s how I know the date.

    http://thecuttingedgeofordinary.blogspot.com/2009/02/rice-krispie-treats-with-chocolate.html

    Oh and Katie to answer your question on my blog about what I was making during my marathon in the kitchen…it was a little of everything (cooking for Easter).

  5. Liz

    I cannot remember the last time I made rice krispie treats, but this definitely makes me want to! And the sprinkles make them fabulous 🙂

  6. noble pig

    The homemade ones are so much better. I think the boxed ones taste weird.

  7. nita scot

    I was just thinking of making rice krispy treats not too long ago. I’m inspired for this weekend now. Thanks 🙂

  8. christy

    Oh boy I just made these, and sort of ruined them. WHO KNEW it was possible to RUIN rice krispie treats? I didn’t have the multicolored sprinkles on hand; instead I added the sparkly kind – red, blue, and green. And the sparkles all melted and tinted them a green/brownish color. Not nearly as pretty as yours. I’m going to a playdate soon and am bringing them anyway! Hope the kids don’t mind!

    Oh no! That’s terrible, but I bet they still taste great. I am sure the kids won’t care, just say they are slimed treats or something… Good to know about the sparkles! -Katie

  9. Marisa

    Mmmm yummy! My mom used to make these all the time whenever we had a bake sale at school, but would you believe I’ve never made it?

    Your post has inspired me though, will definitely be bookmarking this.

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