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Interesting Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

5 Fabulously Fun Variations on Rice Krispies Treats

There's something so wonderfully wholesome about a Rice Krispies Treat. Like graham crackers and apple juice, it sends me back in a Proustian rush, overwhelmed by the smell of soccer practice grass and the lemon lime Gatorade sticking to my lips. And I still love them. My cousin Erica makes them for family get-togethers, and most recently, her son Jack's first birthday. I ate six.

The following recipes are based on Erica's basic recipe, which benefits from the addition of sea salt. Yum! For classic folk, the brown butter sea salt is the best version of the original; cinnamon roll is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser with cream cheese and cinnamon ribboning throughout; funfetti is the perfect festive treat for a party; strawberry pretzel just screams after-school snack to me with its sweet and salty combination; and matcha dark chocolate (my favorite) is for those of you who love a twist. Enjoy!

Brown Butter Sea Salt

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Brown Butter Sea Salt

Ingredients

  1. 6 ounces unsalted butter
    16-ounce bag minimarshmallows
    12 ounces (1 box) Rice Krispies
    1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for topping

Directions

  1. Brown the butter in a large pot over medium heat until it starts smelling nutty and turns a pale light brown. Then add in the marshmallows and let them melt completely, stirring, then add the Rice Krispies and sea salt; mix it all together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch pan and sprinkle a tiny bit more salt on top before they cool, being careful not to pack it in. If you press down on the Rice Krispies, they’ll get hard and crunchy.
  3. Let them cool to room temp and then cut them up.

Cinnamon Roll

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Cinnamon Roll

Ingredients

  1. 2 ounces unsalted butter
    4 ounces cream cheese
    16-ounce bag minimarshmallows
    12 ounces (1 box) Rice Krispies
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Melt the butter and cream cheese in a large pot over medium heat. Then add in the marshmallows and let them melt completely, stirring, then add the Rice Krispies, sea salt, and cinnamon. Mix it all together.
  2. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan, being careful not to pack it in. If you press down on the Rice Krispies, they’ll get hard and crunchy.
  3. Let them cool to room temp and then cut up.

Funfetti

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Funfetti

Ingredients

  1. 6 ounces unsalted butter
    1 vanilla bean, scraped (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
    16-ounce bag minimarshmallows
    12 ounces (1 box) Rice Krispies
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles

Directions

  1. Melt the butter along with the vanilla bean seeds and pod in a large pot over medium heat. Remove the vanilla pod, then add in the marshmallows and let them melt completely, stirring, then add the Rice Krispies, sea salt, and sprinkles. Mix it all together.
  2. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan, being careful not to pack it in. If you press down on the Rice Krispies, they’ll get hard and crunchy.
  3. Let them cool to room temp and then cut up.

Strawberry Pretzel

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Strawberry Pretzel

Ingredients

  1. 6 ounces unsalted butter
    16-ounce bag minimarshmallows
    8 ounces Rice Krispies
    4 ounces chopped salted minipretzels
    2 cups freeze-dried strawberries, roughly chopped
    1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Then add in the marshmallows and let them melt completely, stirring, then add the Rice Krispies, pretzels, dried strawberries, and sea salt. Mix it all together.
  2. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan, being careful not to pack it in. If you press down on the Rice Krispies, they’ll get hard and crunchy.
  3. Let them cool to room temp and then cut up.

Matcha Dark Chocolate

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Interesting Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

Ingredients

  1. 6 ounces unsalted butter
    1 tablespoon matcha
    16-ounce bag minimarshmallows
    12 ounces (1 box) Rice Krispies
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Melt the butter along with the matcha in a large pot over medium heat. Turn off the heat, add in the marshmallows, and let them melt completely, stirring, then add the Rice Krispies and sea salt. Once the mixture has cooled to being just a little warm (slightly above room temp), stir in the chocolate chips (they’ll melt otherwise). Mix it all together.
  2. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch pan, being careful not to pack it in. If you press down on the Rice Krispies, they’ll get hard and crunchy.
  3. Let them cool to room temp and then cut up.

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