I have a feeling that I know what most of you are thinking right now. “Why Rice Krispie treats?” I mean, we all know the recipe is right there on the box, right? Yes, it is. However, this recipe is slightly different. This recipe is a Pioneer Woman recipe and my very favorite. Such simple changes, but I love how the pinch of salt wakes up the flavors, and I like adding just a few miniature marshmallows at the end. The original recipe calls for one bag of miniature marshmallows, but that is too many in my opinion, I usually throw in about 2 cups. Add the amount that makes you happy!
I used molds that I have had since my children were small to make the bats and pumpkins. Wes and Savannah stood on chairs beside me in the kitchen making dozens of these through the years. We made them for school parties, subdivision parties, and friends. They are still adorable and making these, alone in my kitchen, while the kids are off in college, brought back sweet memories.
- 4 tbsp. butter, plus more for greasing pan (if using molds spray with nonstick cooking spray
- 1 (10-oz.) bag marshmallows
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 6 c. Rice Krispies cereal
- ½ bag miniature marshmallows
- Sprinkles, to decorate, if desired
- Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan with butter.
- In a large pot, melt the butter. Stir in the regular marshmallows until they are melted. Stir in the salt. Remove from the heat and add the cereal, folding gently until well combined. Add the miniature marshmallows and gently fold in. Turn into the buttered pan and press flat. Immediately top with sprinkles.
- Cool completely and cut into squares.