Rice Krispie Treats have been around since 1939. The recipe for this iconic treat is printed on the back of the Rice Krispie box — simply melt marshmallows and butter together, then mix in Rice Krispies. Fold into a pan, let set, and eat. It’s that easy. There is very little in the baking world that’s as easy to make as these treats. So why not spend just a bit more time and mold this recipe into something that’s perfect for entertaining?
The Brown-Eyed Baker adds more marshmallowy goodness to the original recipe, and mixes in some non-melted marshmallows for a gooey bakery-style treat that you could easily serve to a crowd.
Another simple take on the original version, Smitten Kitchen browns the butter before melting the marshmallows, which transforms the taste of these treats into something much more sophisticated.
Mix your cereal up with some dried apples and cinnamon to emulate your favorite apple pie in bar form. This treat hits all the right fall flavors with the same crunch and gooeyness that you expect from this old fashioned treat.
Love Girl Scout cookies and Rice Krispie treats? Combine those flavors to make a delectable version of the Samoa cookie in Rice Krispie treat form. This recipe has decidedly more steps than the original version, but it’s worth the extra effort to get the perfect mix of coconut, caramel and chocolate.
For those of you looking for something with a bit more bacon (because really, everything is better with bacon, right?), here’s the recipe for you. Mix some maple syrup in with your melting marshmallows, then fold in chopped bacon when you add the cereal, and you’ll have a salty-and-sweet treat that everyone will love.