These delicious Rice Crispy Treats are super easy to make, inexpensive, easy to double (or triple!) and they are dairy-free. Of course, if you just love your dairy I have included the option of butter for you, too. These are a fun dessert to make while having special kitchen time with a child or two.
Rice Crispy Treats
There are many great things about this recipe. To begin with, I have used generic ingredients and each time they have turned out great. I have also doubled and tripled these and they adjust very well. Another option I have tried is doubling the marshmallows to make them extra gooey- because why not?! Read on to find more great ideas for these fun treats.
Ingredients and Ideas for Add-ins
Rice Crispy Cereal– This is an area you can have a little fun and add some flavor variety and color. Try using cocoa-flavored crispy cereal or fruity flavored cereal. They each have their own flavor and color that’s fun.
Marshmallows – There’s more fun to be found here. You can use regular white marshmallows or try the colored variety. Some of them have flavors and some of them are just colored for fun. I have seen chocolate flavored marshmallows, too. Finally, as I mentioned above, try doubling the marshmallows to make them extra gooey and sweet. I usually use small marshmallows because I find that they melt faster. I have been told by friends that they prefer large ones as they find them creamier.
Oil– We used coconut oil in the Missions Meals Video. However, if you have coconut allergies then feel free to substitute vegetable oil or a dairy free butter substitute. However, note that if using buttery spread, these are best eaten on the same day. The moisture from the spread can cause these treats to go stale more quickly. For longer storage, use the coconut oil. Lastly, you can use regular butter if you are not trying to make these dairy-free.
Add-Ins – There are lots of fun add-in for Rice Crispy treats. You will want to add these in when you have finished stirring them, but just before you put them in the pan. You won’t want to stir them much after you add these treats as stirring them will melt the add-ins into the dessert as opposed to keeping them as whole pieces.
- Chocolate chips
- Miniature marshmallows
- Cookie Crumbs (Oreo tastes great)
- Drizzle Chocolate or Caramel Sauce on top
Now that your mouth is watering and your creative kitchen ideas are flowing, let me give you the recipe so you can get started.Print
Yummy Rice Crispy Treat dessert. Lots of ideas here to make any variety of treat your heart desires.
24 oz of Rice Crispy Cereal
30 oz Marshmallows
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1. Spray three 9×13 pans with cooking spray.
2. Pour all rice crispy cereal into a very large bowl. Make sure there’s enough room to stir in marshmallows.
3. Place oil in a large pan on the stove over low-medium heat.
4. As soon as oil melts pour in marshmallows.
5. Stir continually until marshmallows melt and are runny.
6. Pour melted marshmallows over cereal and stir until combined.
7. Scrape into oiled 9×13 pans.
8. Press down lightly to even them out with a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and your hand. *Be careful not to press down too much as you want them to stay light and fluffy, not firm and condensed.
No refrigeration is necessary. Do not overheat the marshmallows. Overheating will make them hard.
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