Original Rice Krispies® Treats

Original Rice Krispies® Treats

Ready in Skill Level 1


The classic recipe for Rice Krispies® Treats (sometimes known as Rice Krispies® Squares) that will bring a smile to young and old alike. We included the optional vanilla extract that is sometimes published. In our opinion, it’s worth adding.


US Ingredient Metric
3 tablespoons butter 45 g
4 cups mini marshmallows (or one package full size marshmallows) 200 g
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 2.5 mL
6 cups Rice Krispies® cereal 150 g


  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add optional vanilla extract. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Using a buttered spatula or sheet of wax paper, evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 inch (33 x 23 cm) pan coated with cooking spray or greased with butter. Let cool. Cut into squares.

Tips & Tricks

Have your 6 cups of Rice Krispies® cereal premeasured in a bowl so it’s ready to add to the butter and marshmallow mixture.

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