This classic, delicious snack has been making memories for kids and parents alike for generations.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
24 squares
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan melt margarine over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

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  • Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

  • Using buttered spatula or wax paper, press mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS

In a microwave safe bowl, heat margarine and marshmallows at HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above.

Microwave cooking times may vary.

Note

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 30.9g 10% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 178mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2009
As written I give this a four. I have tried it this way and we just prefer the recipe I have from the 60s or 70s. My daughter's friends at college go crazy over that earlier version. It uses 4 Tablespoons of butter 1(10 oz) bag of marshmallows and 5 cups of rice crispies. This recipe is more marshmallowy and not so dry. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2005
What am I doing wrong? Am I the only one who can't make rice krispies? Mine turned out extremely soggy... Read More
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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2009
As written I give this a four. I have tried it this way and we just prefer the recipe I have from the 60s or 70s. My daughter's friends at college go crazy over that earlier version. It uses 4 Tablespoons of butter 1(10 oz) bag of marshmallows and 5 cups of rice crispies. This recipe is more marshmallowy and not so dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2004
I make this recipe every year at Halloween for 300 people so I've learned how to make them fast! Don't hesitate to use the microwave version - you'll never go back to the old way again. Other cereal favorites include cocoa krispies and "fruity pebbles" (generics are equally good). My super-secret tip: Pour the melted mix over the cereal (in a huge plastic mixing bowl) and not the other way - the cereal dust coats the plastic bowl and prevents the marshmallow (and everything else) from sticking to the bowl. Great ideas for add-ins everyone! I'll try the peanut butter this year! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2005
this recipe is great.. but i usually add 2ml of vanilla to the recipe... if you use diet/light margarine it turns out soggy and tends to be extra sticky(not in a good way)... and i noticed some margarines do the same so stick to butter to be on the safe side... also... use the microwave method... ever since i've tried the microwave method i never went back to the stove top... it's quicker and it's not as messy... but when microwaving-- first put in the the butter until it melts (approx. 30 sec) then coat the marshmallows in the butter and microwave until it looks ALMOST completely melted (approx 1-1.5 mins) then stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. then add the vanilla stir again and then toss in the cereal... if you don't want it as gooey add another cup of cereal... enjoy!!! =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2005
I noticed everyone putting their suggestions on how to flatten the mix into the pan - my tried and true way -I butter my hands...just like putting on lotion and flatten it with my hands...works like a charm EVERY time. Makes a classic treat even easier to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2009
So good! I always double this by using a whole box (12.5 oz) of Rice Krispies 16oz mini marshmallow 1 stick of butter and I put it all into one since 9x13 pan for extra thick treats. I pack in and smooth out treats by pressing into pan with a piece of wax paper. So easy and neat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2004
Came out GREAT! I used butter and a little orange food coloring. I buttered up my hands shaped them into carrots and stuck a green piece of sour licorice onto the end for a stem. We served them at my son's kindergarten Petter Rabbit play. They were an absolute hit! Not a single one was left. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
I learned from a friend of mine to stir in peanut butter chips at the last. Oh boy. Is that HEAVEN! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
MMMM!!!! So delicious...I didn't change a thing. All I did was used wax paper in a 9x13 pan and melted semisweet chocolate filled one side of the pan put that in the fridge. Once it firmed up I buttered my hands and put the treats in the pan. The cut easily and the ones with the chocolate base were heavenly!!!! Will make many times to come. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2005
These are probably my all-time favorite sweet treat! I add about a teaspoon of cinnamon to the melted marshmallows for a flavor twist. People always ask what the mystery flavor is and agree that it adds something special. I also don't like gooey treats so I mix in an extra cup of cereal. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2005
What am I doing wrong? Am I the only one who can't make rice krispies? Mine turned out extremely soggy... Read More
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