Recipe: Rice Krispie Treats - Baking with Children

Rice Krispie Treats is a light, sweet, easy-to-make treat that basically every child loves. It's a recipe everyone should have on their repertoire.

Rice Krispie Treats:
1 300g package of marshmallows, mini or large
3 tbsp (50g) butter
6 cups (260g) Rice Krispies (or other puffed rice cereal)
 A quick note on the ingredients. Where do you find marshmallows in Germany? You can find marshmallows in large, well-stocked grocery stores in either the candy aisle or the American foods section, if they have one. You can also occasionally find them in discounters during American week. However, I've never found mini marshmallows. The large ones will work just as well.

As for the Rice Krispies, Rice Krispies is actually a brand name of a puffed rice cereal. Well, regular puffed rice cereal is extremely hard to find in Germany. You may or may not ever find it. However, chocolate rice cereal is widely available in almost every grocery store. So, instead of fighting it and insisting on having Rice Krispies, I just embrace what is available and I make chocolate Rice Krispie treats pretty much all the time.

It is very important that you butter your baking form really well. Do not use baking spray for this project. Lots of really thick butter or margarine.
 Then, throw your butter and marshmallows into a bowl. There are a few different ways to melt it. You can melt it in a pot over the stove, or in a double boiler over the stove.
 But my favorite way is to use the microwave at 30 second bursts. Between each 30 seconds, be sure to stir the marshmallows and butter until it completely melts.

 It will eventually completely melt.

 Now, throw in the entire 6 cups of cereal. It will look like too much at first, but as you stir, you will notice that all of the cereal will be covered.
 This is a perfect project for the kids to help with, too. No stove and no oven.
 Pour the mixture into the buttered baking form.
 Butter your hands really well and press the mixture down into the pan.
 Now comes the hard part. You have to wait at least 30 minutes to allow the treats to set up. Then you should be able to tip the treats right out of the form if you buttered it well enough.
 Now, just take a sharp knife and cut it into squares.
 We're done and they are ready to enjoy.

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