Rice Krispie Treats

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Original rice krispies treat recipe

Rice Krispie Treats recipe

Original recipe for rice krispie treats

How to make them.

  • 1/3rd cup butter
  • ½ lb. bag marshmallows (about 30)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 1/2 oz. rice Krispies


  1. Melt butter and marshmallows in a double boiler
  2. Add vanilla
  3. Stir vigorously to blend together
  4. In a large bowl pour the Rice Kipspies
  5. Pour melted marshmallows on top
  6. Stir briskly until everything is evenly coated.
  7. Put into a 10×10 inch pan and let cool
  8. Makes 16 2 ½ in squares.


Thnews articlee real story behind making these treats.

Mildred Day graduated Iowa State University in 1928.

She first went to work for the Pillsbury Cooking School (as a member of Mary Ellis Ames staff.) In the late 30’s she went on to work for Kellogg’s.

Malitta Jensen worked for the American Honey Institute before going to work at Kellogg’s In Battle Creek, Michigan.

Mildred and Malitta did a company promotion project together for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in 1939. They worked almost nonstop for two weeks from 6:30am until 10:30 at night, creating and perfecting the recipe for what was coined Marshmallow Squares.


The recipe was printed in newspapers in 1940. It became popular and Kellogg’s started printing it on the side of the box in 1941. The treats were hand made all across America until January 15, 1995 When the first packaged Rice Krispies Treats came out.

Now there are many stories of Mildred Day creating rice krispie treats for a Girl Scout troop called the camp fire girls. There was a marshmallow brand called campfire marshmallows. Mildred’s obituary statement in the Daily Herald. Chicago, Illinois. 16 June 1996. Page 11.  Stated that they were created for this reason but research shows otherwise.


Chocolate Mint Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Mint Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate mint rice krispie treats

These turned out spectacular. I had found a bag of Jet puffed chocolate mint marshmallows and thought they would add just the right touch of flavor. To my disappointment there was not a lot of flavor to them at all, just a hint of what I was looking for. So I went back and looked to see if there was anything to give these rice krispie treats a little more chocolate kick.

While I was looking at regular milk chocolate chips, I came across a bag of Andes baking chocolate and knew immediately it was a match meant to be. Mint and chocolate marshmallows and chocolate chip with mint.


I am a beginner at making anything in the kitchen, so I had to learn how to melt the chocolate which didn’t turn out to be hard at all. There were a couple of options I ran across. Either putting them in the microwave or placing a glass bowl over a pot of hot water. I chose to get the experience of trying it over the oven.
Here is how you make them.

What you need:

  • 1 bag Andes chocolate
  • 1 bag chocolate mint marshmallows 8-10 oz
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 5 cups rice krispies
  1. Spray your pan you plan on putting these in with no stick.
  2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a pan.
  3. When all is melted add the rice krispies.
  4. Stir together and hold the handle tight, because these things stick together.
  5. Scoop into your pan and place wax paper over to spread evenly.

For the chocolate

  1. Place a small pan of water on the stove and put a glass bowl on top of it.
  2. Pour about 4 oz. of chocolate in and stir, (be sure to have your potholder handy).
  3. When its all melted pour over the rice krispie treats.
  4. Put in the fridge and let cool
  5. cut into squares or however you want to
  6. Eat em up..

chocolate mint rice krispie treats

This would be a great idea to make for St. Patrick’s Day, they come out with a green texture but taste great. Hope you enjoy these Chocolate Mint Rice Krispie Treats. They were pretty easy to make and delicious..

Peanut butter rice krispie treats

This is a recipe for peanut butter rice krispie treats!

It doesn’t take a lot of effort or time to make and let me tell you, this is my first attempt ever at making any kind of sweet treats. I started with the peanut butter rice krispie treats because they sounded delicious. With no experience whatsoever I took on the task of making these mouthwatering treats. Okay, here is what It takes to make these delicious treats.

Gather up these items. Items you need

  • one cup karo syrup,
  • 1 cup sugar,
  • 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups of rice krispies,
  • no stick spray—
  • a pot with a handle (The one I used here was a little hard to control.)
  • a 1 cup measuring cup
  •  a pan 9 x 11 x 2
  • I prefer a 9 x 13 x 2 just to make them a little thinner
  • and a wooden spoon (Not plastic) it melts..

Here is how to put it all together.

    1. Take the Karo syrup and sugar, pour them into the pot. Use low heat and stir as you bring it up to a slow boil.
      karo and sugar heating up.karo just starting to boil.
    2. Once u have a slow boil put in the one cup of peanut butter and stir until everything is mixed and it all looks even and smooth.
    3. Then turn off the heat. Pour in your 6cups of rice krispies and continue to stir them until everything is coated evenly.crispies mixed in
    4. Scrape the mixture into your 9x13x2 pan. Then take wax paper and place over the top and press until everything lays out evenly.wax paper no stick.
    5. Then you just let cool at room temp or chill in the refrigerator. Save the wax paper because you can use it to cut the treats on later.Cooling Krispies


If you clean everything right away with hot water it cleans up very nicely and without too much hassle.
After cooling cut the peanut butter rice krispie treats into small squares or bars, I would suggest cutting them a little smaller than the size of a candy bar. that is about a perfect portion because these things are sweet!!big squares.

These squares are big. I went back and cut them into quarters and that is about a perfect portion. Over all these Peanut butter rice krispie treats turned out good. I will be messing around with different recipes for this one though. If you have any suggestions, they would be nice to hear. Thanks for stopping by and ENJOY!

UPDATE!! I put these in the refrigerator over night and WOW! What a difference it made in the way they taste! These things are awesome!