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How To Make Crispy Rice Treats


Updated May 10, 2003

This classic treat is a favorite for many twins and multiples. The treats are easy to prepare and the process offers many opportunities for little helpers to lend a hand.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of margarine in a large saucepan.
  2. Add marshmallows -- about 40 regualar sizes marshmallows (a 10 oz. bag) or 4 cups of mini marshmallows.
  3. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted.
  4. Remove from heat and add 6 cups of crispy rice cereal (such as Kellogg's Rice Krispies).
  5. Stir until cereal is coated.
  6. Lightly coat a 9"-x-13" pan with cooking spray.
  7. Press mixture into prepared pan, using a buttered spoon to compress.
  8. When cool, cut into squares.


  1. Best served within one day.
  2. You can melt the butter and marshmallows in the microwave by heating on HIGH for 2 - 3 minutes, stopping occasionally to stir.
  3. Use a pizza wheel cutter to cut into bars.

What You Need

  • saucepan
  • butter or margaine
  • marshmallows
  • crispy rice cereal
  • 9"-x-13" pan

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