Who doesn’t love a crunchy, sweet rice krispy treat? These were a weekly necessity in my house when I was young. They were the perfect snack to have for lunch or after school. They slipped easily in my papa’s lunch bag too! I don’t know of a single person who doesn’t like these old time favorites. =)
Here is the ‘original’ recipe. It’s the one my family has used since I can remember!
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
-or- 4 cups miniature marshmallow
6 cups rice cereal
Grease a 13×9 pan with butter. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a BIG pot on medium to low heat (so you don’t scald/burn your mashmallows!). Once there are NO lumps, take off the stove and add your cereal. Mix until all the bits of cereal are coated in marshmallows. THIS WILL TAKE SOME ELBOW GREASE AND TIME!!! Pour mixture into prepared pan and quickly butter your hands (I spray mine with nonstick spray). Press the treats into the pan until evenly distributed. Cool, cut, and enjoy!