S'mores-Style Rice Krispy Treats
- Prep Time 0:20
- Cook Time 0:04
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One night, while hanging out with two of my favorite children, a serious conflict arose: one child wanted s’mores for dessert, the other had his heart set on Rice Krispy Treats.
Before a heated argument could ensue, I insisted they come up with a compromise. This recipe was the result.
- 6 graham crackers $2.50 for a box of 40
- 1 package (about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows $2.50
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter $1 for a stick
- 5 cups crispy rice cereal $2.50 for a box
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips $2 for 8 oz.
Total Cost of Ingredients $9.50
Line a 13“x9” baking pan with parchment or wax paper (it may also be greased with butter). Set aside.
Place the graham crackers in a zip-lock plastic bag and use a wine bottle or rolling pin to crush into medium crumbs. Set aside.
Place the marshmallows and butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Stir continuously as they melt together. Once the mixture is very gooey with no lumps, remove from heat (this may also be done in the microwave).
Scrape the marshmallow mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the graham cracker crumbs and crispy rice cereal and stir well.
Once combined, stir in the chocolate chips, just until distributed.
Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and wet your hands slightly with cool water (this prevents sticking). Use your hands to press the mixture into the pan.
Let cool for at least 20 minutes (preferably at least an hour) before cutting into squares and serving.