Recipe Tuesday

My teen cracked me up Friday night when he came into the kitchen and found I had made Rice Krispy Treats. I had set the pan on the counter as I was finishing up dinner. He wanted to know did I want him to stick them in the oven to bake now that I had taken out the baked ravioli and rolls. I was like “no, you don’t bake them. They are done.” He tried to argue with me that my mother baked hers when she made them.

So for anyone who might be under the misconception because of that silly commercial where the mom pretends to have slaved for hours in the kitchen making these goodies and throws flower in her face before carrying a plate into her family, here is the proper way to make them. No baking required.


  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 package fresh regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal

In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat ( very important or your cereal will get tough). Add the rice krispies and stir well until coated. Using a buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into a 13x9x2 buttered baking pan. Cool and cut into squares.

I think I got two and my son finished the pan off the next day.

I don’t know about you, but I loved these as a kid. They were a favorite treat at Halloween too because we’d get baggies full when we’d go to my grandmother’s house. That and popcorn balls. No one made better popcorn balls than my mamaw.


4 thoughts on “Recipe Tuesday

  1. No doubt I’m in a minority here, but I’ve never cared for Rice Krispie bars, which seem too bland to me. That’s probably because my mother made a bar using Rice Krispies that was called Scotch Treats if I remember correctly. It made similar-looking bars but included peanut butter and melted butterscotch chips. Wow, were those good!

    1. I agree the homemade taste better than the prepackaged ones. I think they add vitamins to those to get them more nutritional value or something. Sorry to hear you didn’t have the joy of eating these when you were growing up.

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