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What is the original recipe for Rice Krispie treats?

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To make Rice Krispies treats, melt 4 cups of mini-marshmallows in 3 tablespoons of pre-melted butter, turn off the heat and stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. After combining the ingredients, immediately press the mixture into a prepared pan and allow it to cool before cutting into bars. Rice Krispies treats can be made on the stove top or in a microwave oven.

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What is the original recipe for Rice Krispie treats?
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To make Rice Krispies treats:

  • Prepare The Pan

    Butter a large baking dish, and set it aside.

  • Making The Mixture On The Stove

    To prepare the Rice Krispie Treats on the stove, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add 4 cups of miniature marshmallows or 40 regular sized marshmallows to the melted butter and stir constantly until the marshmallows melt and combine with the butter. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies to the saucepan, and stir to evenly coat the cereal with melted marshmallows. Pour the contents of the saucepan into the prepared baking dish. Allow to cool. Cut the treats into bars, and serve.

  • Making The Mixture In A Microwave

    To prepare the Rice Krispie Treats in a microwave oven, use the same ingredient amounts. Combine the butter and marshmallows into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for two minutes, and stir. Heat for an additional minute if necessary to melt the marshmallows. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal to the bowl and stir to coat with marshmallows. Pour into the prepared pan, and allow to cool before cutting into bars.

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