When I got home I started the rice krispy treats. I must tell you, I am a big fan of rice krispy treats. I really, really love good rice krispy treats especially the ones made by my mother-in-law, Peggy. Oh, they are so very yummy and soft and sticky--they are perfect. Occassionally I make them for myself but they always turn out crunchy and hard, yuck! She swears she uses the recipe on the back of the Kellogg's box but so do I and they don't turn out the same. So as I was setting out to make the treats I was pleasantly surprised to find a krispy treat recipe on the back of the Walmart marshmallow bag. I figured it couldn't be worse than the recipe on the Kellogg's box so I decided to try it.
It was the recipe--the treats taste just like Peggy's-- Soft, flavorful, just a little bit sticky--perfection! Walmart came in double handy today.
Here's the Good Value (Walmart brand) Marshmallow "Crispy Rice Bars" recipe:
1/4 c butter or margarine
5 1/2 c miniature marshmallows
1/2 t vanilla
5 1/2 c crisp rice cereal
- melt butter or margarine in a 3 qt saucepan over low heat.
- add marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. remove from heat immediately
- stir in vanilla. add crisp rice cereal and stir to coat evenly.
- press warm mixture evenly into buttered 13"x9" pan. cool. cut into bars.