Saturday, 14 July 2007

Rice Krispie Squares and Variations

There is no easier dessert to take to a potluck or picnic. They are popular with young and old alike.

Basic Rice Krispie Squares

1/4 cup butter
40 large marshmallows or 5 cups of miniatures
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies

Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until the ingredients are puffy and melted. Stir mixture until smooth and add vanilla and cereal. Press into a greased 9x13 pan. Cut into squares when cooled.

Variation: Add 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips to mixture along with the cereal.

Honey Bunches of Oats Squares

1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Honey Bunches of Oats cereal

Microwave peanut butter, butter, and marshmallows on high for 1 minute until melted. Stir together until smooth and stir in cereal. Place in greased 9 inch square pan. Cut into squares when cooled. I make a recipe and a half and use a 9x13 pan as I like the bars a little thinner.

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