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Rice Krispies

"This classic, delicious snack has been making memories for kids and parents alike for generations."
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servings 147 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (24 squares)

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  1. In large saucepan melt margarine over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 147 calories; 2.7 g fat; 30.9 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 178 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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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 T...

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What am I doing wrong? Am I the only one who can't make rice krispies? Mine turned out extremely soggy...

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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 T...

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 c...

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...

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 ...

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 i...

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 th...

I learned from a friend of mine to stir in peanut butter chips at the last. Oh, boy. Is that HEAVEN!

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 love these things. I always have to make double this just to have enough for myself. I find these need to be eaten same day or day after, if you wait too long they go rock hard