Lara Katz: Dreaming Up Delicious


The Best Rice Krispies Squares You'll Ever Make!

Forget the recipe on the back of the box, follow this recipe instead!

by: Lara Katz

Is it ridiculous to post a recipe for Rice Krispies squares when the recipe is printed on the back of the box of cereal?

I don’t think so because in my opinion the recipe on the box is wrong! 

I love making Rice Krispies squares, even though I am the only one in my family who actually eats them. Whenever people ask me how I get my Rice Krispies squares so goey and delicious I tell them what I discovered is the key to making perfect Rice Krispies squares; use one less cup of Rice Krispies than the recipe on the box. Leave out the vanilla, make them in a deep dish and make them one day before you plan on serving them. If only this recipe were printed on the back of the box more people could be enjoying the best Rice Krispies squares.

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There you have it, the key to making perfect Rice Krispies squares, I think its time for a recipe update.


¼ cup butter
1 400 g package (about 50) regular size marshmallows, or 5 cups mini marshmallows
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  In a large microwaveable bowl, microwave butter for 1 minute.  Stir butter until it is completely melted.
  Add marshmallows, mix well until marshmallows are completely coated with butter.
  Microwave 45 seconds, mix well. Microwave for another 45 seconds, mix well.
  Add half of Rice Krispies. Mix well. Add remaining rice krispies, mix well. If mixture is too gooey, slowly add more Rice Krispies but not too much, only until mixture is not too gooey to mix.
  Place marshmallow/Rice Krispies mixture in a 8x8 deep dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Wet spatula to smooth top.
  Let sit on counter until cool. Wrap with plastic wrap. Serve next day for best flavour. 

Makes 12 large square Rice Krispies squares.

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