Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Baking Tutorial: Rice Krispie Treats

Hello! It's me again with a short holiday baking tutorial today. Honestly, this is one of the easiest recipes ever and is always a great crowd-pleaser.

You should know the drill by now. Start with a clean kitchen, and gather all your needed ingredients (butter not pictured because it was already melting).

Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat.

Stir in marshmallows to coat with melted butter.

Keep stirring over low heat until all the marshmallows have melted.

Add in the rice krispies. I added half the amount needed, and then added more in 1 cup at a time to make sure everything was evenly coated.

Mix in the rest of the rice krispies until all the cereal is evenly coated.

Pour mixture into a buttered 9X13 pan (see this post for how to butter a pan). Use a plastic or silicone spatula to press evenly into the pan. Using a wooden spoon or fingers won't accomplish much as they will stick!

Choose your favorite sprinkles and sprinkle generously!

Mmmmmmm..... then set aside until cool (or enjoy immediately if you're only making them for yourself).

Once your treats have cooled, slice into squares and enjoy! However, you do NOT need to limit yourself to boring squares if you don't want to. Squares are simply the easiest way to get the most out of your batch (especially if you're making holiday goody plates, like me). You can use cookie cutters to make them into holiday shapes like trees, stars, bells, etc.

Check out this amazing treat my mom made for my Texan husband (at-the-time fiance) for our rehearsal dinner!

Pretty sweet, huh? (pun intended) hahaha... I know, I'm hilarious.

Ingredients for rice krispie treats:
3 Tbsp butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups rice krispies

Happy baking!

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