Sunday, June 2, 2013

Making Rice Krispy Treats in less than 5 minutes!!! A Bonus tutorial!

I am a fan not wasting things.
I don't snack on marshmallows, or eat Rice Krispy cereal, so when I make Rice Krispy Treats, I am a "dump it all in" kind of recipe follower.  The original recipe has you count marshmallows and measuring out the cereal by the cupfuls...PISHAW!!!
My way is all done in less than 5 minutes if you have all of your ingredients and supplies ready.

This is all you need:

  • clean hands (a must!)
  • a large glass (I use my largest Pyrex) bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • 1 lb. of marshmallows, (not 10 oz., make sure it's 1 lb.!)
  • 1 box of Rice Krispy cereal (I like the generic brand, but you can use the real thing if you want)
  • 1 Stick of butter
  • 9" X 13" pan (glass or metal, it doesn't matter)
  • butter knife
Use the butter knife and cut the stick of butter in half (4 Tbsp.), and place it into the bowl.
Pour in all of the marshmallows.
Microwave it for 2 minutes, (okay, so I am so lazy, I actually hit the time for 2:22 minutes!)
While that is melting, you take your 9" X 13" pan and butter it.  I just unwrap the butter and rub it all over the sides and bottom.
This is what microwaved marshmallows look like, all puffy.
Using a wooden spoon, start mixing up the butter and marshmallows, some of them will still be lumpy and you may find a little chunk of butter on the bottom.  With the warmth of the marshmallows and the bowl, you will eventually get a smooth looking mixture like this.
Pour in the cereal and mix well.
When all the cereal is coated, scoop into your prepared pan.
Using the butter knife, slice a super-thin slice of butter and rub it between your clean hands.  Use your buttered hands to smash down the mixture into the pan, spreading it out to the corners. Sorry, no picture of that, my hands were too buttery.

Tah Dah!!! Krispies are DONE!!!
How can you beat homemade Krispy Treats? 
Thanks for checking in!