I tried what claimed to be "the best rice krispie treat recipe" that I found on Pinterest and was totally underwhelmed. The recipe called for marshmallow fluff rather than mini marshmallows. The flavor was good and I liked how the fluff really coated each krispie, but the texture was way off. The squares kind of crumbled apart and they lacked the great stretch and chew that a good rice krispie treat needs.
I decided it was imperative to come up with a better rice krispie treat recipe. They turned out awesome! I combined marshmallow fluff and mini marshmallows to get the best of both worlds. Also, the cafe at my husband's workplace has pretty good krispie treats, and I've noticed that they have little pockets of marshmallow inside...so I achieved that extra surprise of marshmallow goodness by throwing in some additional marshmallows after the melted marshmallow mixture and cereal are combined.
This is now my go-to rice krispie treat recipe. Super simple and really tasty.
You should try it!
The Best Rice Krispie Treats Ever
by Kacey Kendrick Wagner
4 Tablespoons butter
1 small (7 oz.) jar marshmallow fluff
1 (10 oz.) bag mini marshmallows (you'll use half the bag + an additional hand full or two)
8 cups crisp rice cereal
In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add the entire jar of fluff and half the bag of mini marshmallows and stir until mostly smooth and well combined.
Remove from heat and add cereal 4 cups at a time. Mix until cereal is coated with marshmallow, then throw in an extra handful or two of mini marshmallows and stir.
Press cereal mixture into a 9x13 pyrex pan.* Allow to cool, then cut into squares and enjoy.
*Tip: The hot sticky marshmallow can be tricky to spread with a spoon. You can put your hand inside a sandwich baggie, lightly spritz the baggie with cooking spray, and then press the cereal treats down with your baggie-covered hand. Works like a charm!
(Now I just need to come up with a peanut butter version...YUM!)