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Rice Krispy Treats

Sara Allison
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 10 oz bags miniature marshmallows
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9 x 13 pan with a little cooking spray or butter.
  • In a very large and deep pan (such as the Le Creuset 3.5 qt. Braiser), melt the butter on medium heat. Wait until it turns a light golden brown.
  • Add one bag of marshmallows to the butter, stirring constantly. Once that bag is somewhat melted, add the second bag, and turn the heat to low. Melt the marshmallows completely.
  • Add the vanilla and salt to the marshmallow mixture.
  • Keeping the heat on low, add about 4 cups of the Rice Krispies, stirring constantly. (I use two rubber spatulas to do this, and toss it like a salad.) Once the cereal is incorporated, add another 3 cups of cereal and toss. You will see the cereal and marshmallows start to get a little toasted. Finally add the last 3 cups of cereal, and remove from heat.
  • Transfer the mixture into the greased 9 x 13" pan. Wet your hands with cold water, and gently press down on the mixture until it is packed in the pan. (Be careful. It's hot.)
  • Let the treats sit for at least 30 minutes and cut into 12 squares.