How To Make Rice Krispie Treats?
With only 3 ingredients, homemade rice krispie treats are one of the easiest snacks you can make when you want to munch on something sweet but crispy. As the end goal is to just melt the ingredients and mix them together, you can either make these tasty treats on the stove top (as in this recipe) or in the microwave.
To make delicious rice krispie treats in the microwave, combine the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl, heat on high power for 1 minute, and stir until the marshmallows melt.
Reheat in 15-30 second increments if required, and then stir in the Rice Krispie Cereal and press gently into an even layer in a well-buttered 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Allow the treats to cool and then cut into squares or rectangles.
What Are The Types of Rice Krispie Treats?
There are almost as many variations to this classic recipe as there are people, and everyone seems to have a favorite. Some popular Rice Krispie treats variations you should try are Oreo rice krispie treats, chocolate rice krispie treats, brown butter crispy rice treats, peanut butter rice crispy treats, and caramel stuffed Krispie bars.
Are Rice Krispie Treats Gluten-Free?
While most store-bought and homemade rice crispy treats are not gluten-free, you can make gluten-free rice krispie treats by using rice crispy cereals that do not contain gluten like Barbara's Organic Brown Rice Crisps, Nature's Path Crispy Rice Cereal, and One Degree Veganic Sprouted Brown Rice Crisps.
Are Rice Krispie Treats Vegan?
Due to marshmallow and butter being core ingredients, most rice krispie treats are not vegan.
How To Make Vegan Rice Krispie Treats?
To make vegan rice krispie treats, use vegan marshmallows, virgin coconut oil or vegan butter, and a Rice Krispies vegan alternative like Trader Joe's Crisp Rice Cereal or Barbara's Brown Rice Crisps. Follow the recipe above for delicious vegan rice crispy treats and experiment around with variations for vegan chocolate rice crispy treats or even some vegan rice crispy cakes.
How To Make Rice Krispie Treats without Marshmallows?
If you really don’t want marshmallows in your rice krispie treats, you can use a nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter and pure maple syrup to make a sticky mixture that acts as a marshmallow substitute.
How To Serve Rice Krispie Treats?
Sprinkle your rice krispie treats with chocolate chips, candy-coated chocolates, and sprinkles while warm to add a festive flair. Serve as is or drizzle some milk chocolate, white chocolate, or peanut butter on top.
How To Store Rice Krispie Treats?
Rice krispie treats can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days at room temperature and up to 5 days in the refrigerator. If you need to keep them for longer, store your rice krispie treats in the freezer for up to six weeks. When storing these snacks in the freezer, use an airtight container or freezer bag.
To defrost frozen rice krispie treats, let them sit on the counter at room temperature for about 15 minutes.