Rice Krispies Treats (or RCTs as they're known in our house) are an all-time favorite of my husband's. The classic is great, but a few simple add-ins take these from simple to fabulous. Mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies add texture and great flavor to a traditional snack food. —TheThinChef
15 to 20, depending on how big you cut them
10-ounce bag marshmallows
crispy rice cereal
miniature chocolate chips - OR -
regular chocolate chips
1/3 to 1/2 cups
crushed hard peppermint candies
In This Recipe
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring, until completely melted.
Take pan off heat. Stir in rice cereal. Gently fold in chocolate chips and peppermint candies. It's OK if the chips melt...it's part of what makes it good.
Spread mixture in a 9x13-inch baking pan, or any high-sided baking pan. The size of the pan dictates how thick your treats will be.
Set aside to cool and harden, about 30 minutes or so. Cover tightly, and keep at room temperature for up to 3 days...if they last that long!