Also known as Rice Krispies Treats, these simple squares are a fun finger food that will instantaneously transport you back to childhood. Rice Krispies Treats were invented in 1939 by Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day at the Kellogg Company home economics department as a fund raiser for Camp Fire Girls. (source: Wikipedia)
And what’s not to love? Crispy rice cereal is generously coated in fluffy sugary marshmallows so it’s bound to be delicious. Best of all, they are fast, easy and inexpensive. Yes, they are full of carbs, sugar and delicious full-fat butter. But that’s what dessert is all about! Indulge a little….
16 oz mini marshmallows, divided
4 oz butter + some for greasing (Coconut oil can be used for a dairy-free treat.)
1/4 tsp salt
6 cups crisp rice cereal
OPTIONAL: 1 cup chocolate chips, mini chips, mini m&m’s, caramel chips, etc.
Generously grease a 9×13 pan with butter.
In a large pot, melt butter on medium-low heat. Stir in HALF the mini marshmallows and continue to stir until they are completely melted and form a gooey cream.
Add salt and stir. Remove from heat immediately.
Add the additional whole marshmallows and any optional chips that you want. Quickly fold them into the cereal. You don’t want this second addition of marshmallows to melt, it’s so delicious when you bite into a fluffy whole marshmallow!