Make Ahead

Champagne Marshmallow Treats

December 21, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Makes 8 to 10 treats
Author Notes

My mother should have received a Nobel prize for whipping up birthday treats at the drop of a hat. Supplying thirty second-graders with trays of marshmallow treats for a certain girl’s birthday was no easy task. I don’t know how she overcame the pressure. But every year she would save my elementary school reputation with butter, marshmallows and Rice Krispie® cereal mixed together and served in delicious squares. Well, with these Champagne Marshmallow Treats, I’m saving my thirty-something reputation by adding champagne. These marshmallow treats are great for any impromptu party or a certain birthday celebration where a cake just won’t do.

Excerpted from Modern Comfort Cooking by Lauren Grier, Page Street Publishing 2017. Photo credit: Lauren Grier —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 6 tablespoons (85 g) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) dry champagne
  • 6 cups (318 g) mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups (192 g) crisped rice cereal
  1. Line a 9 x 9-inch (23 x 23-cm) baking dish with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. In a large skillet preheated to medium heat, melt the butter. Add the champagne, stir and let it simmer for about minute. Next, add the marshmallows, vanilla extract and kosher salt. Stir the marshmallows until completely melted, or about 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the skillet from the heat and add-in the cereal. Stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Press the mixture into the dish and let it cool completely before slicing it and serving!
  4. Variation: Throw caution to the wind and try these treats with rosé or white wine!

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5 Reviews

meme S. April 15, 2018
Sorry left out : SOOOOOO easy and SOOOOOO tasty! VOILA!
meme S. April 15, 2018
This a winner recipe ---- SOOOOOO AND SOOOOOO TASTY!

Paula January 24, 2018
It seems unlikely that 1/4 cup of champagne would have any impact on flavor, and surely all the carbonation disappears in the process. Are these really any different from the traditional recipe?
Linda F. April 14, 2018
I can taste the champagne. But why does this recipe use so much butter? The one on the pkg of marshmallows says 2.5. They don't set up they way they should. Sometimes more is not better.
Paula April 16, 2018
Hmm.... the last couple times I've made Rice Krispie treats they didn't taste a buttery as I remembered them tasting. I was thinking of adding more next time. I don't know about 3x as much, though.