Thursday, August 6, 2015

Best Ever (M & M) Rice Krispy Treats (So many options!)

Oh what a special and 'classic' summer treat.

I kicked it up a notch, and used twice as much butter, browned it, and also added M & M's.

Chopped Peanut Butter Cups are great also. I love all the options these sweet treats bring. 

These are a quick and tasty snack any time of the year, but especially when it's warm outside. They have been a great product to sell at the farmer's market I'm involved in this summer. 

I also used caramel flavored marshmallows.  Along with the browned butter, I LOVED that flavor burst too.  You could also melt peanut butter along with the marshmallows...toss in some (frozen, so they don't melt so easily) chocolate chips -  the options are endless! 

Enjoy soon! 


1 stick butter, (8 Tb) browned**see tip below
1 (10 ozs) bag mini marshmallows, 
(plus 2 cups more, optional)
6-7 c. rice krispy cereal
(I used part multi-grain shapes rice krispies..
it adds texture, but doesn't change flavor)
few shakes of salt
1 - 2 c. M & M candies, (or chopped peanut butter cups), optional

Spray 9" X 13" pan (or 9" X 9" if you want real thick treats)
with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

In large saucepan, over medium-low heat, melt the butter, then let it cook until it begins to brown and has a nutty fragrance. (TIP below).  Stir occasionally; Watch carefully it doesn't burn. (It takes about 5 - 6 minutes to brown). Quickly stir in bag of mini marshmallows, stirring until melted.  

Add Rice Krispies and salt. Stir until cereal is coated, then add 2 cups remaining marshmallows...these don't need to melt.  (that's an optional step). 
You may stir in some M & M candies at this point or just sprinkle them over the top before pressing in pan. 

I like to spray the back of my large metal spatula and use it to press the cereal tightly into the pan. But whatever floats your boat and it works...go for it. 

They don't have to cool before long before you can cut into them and begin enjoying this fun treat.  LOVE that about these treats! 

I cut the butter into even chunks to ensure even melting. After it's melted the butter will begin to foam up. You’ll see lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan. It should begin to have a nutty aroma. Once it begins to turn golden, add marshmallows, turn heat way down and stir until melted. 

Linked to Weekend Potluck

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