How to Make Gourmet Rice Krispie® Treats


This is simply Rice Krispie Treats with added white chocolate chips and dry cranberries. The white chocolate melts into the marshmallow mixture and makes for a much richer and very attractive bar. This is very suitable for guests. It is nearly as simple as the original recipe.

Look for white chocolate chips made with cocoa butter instead of vegetable or coconut oil.

Cranberry and White Chocolate Krispie Treats

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 tablespoon good quality vanilla
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispie cereal or equal
3/4 cup dry cranberries

Directions

Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.

  1. In a large pan on the stovetop, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is melted, hot, and smooth. Add the vanilla.
  2. Add the white chocolate chips, rice cereal, and cranberries. Stir until the cereal is uniformly combined with the marshmallow mixture.
  3. Remove the mixture to the buttered pan. Evenly distribute the mixture and press it down into the pan with buttered fingers, a piece of waxed paper, or a spatula. Let cool and cut into squares.

Baker’s notes: The white chocolate chips will melt in the hot marshmallow mixture.

If you use a large enough pan, you can mix the treats right in the pan, not in a bowl. The hot pan makes it a little easier to stir the mixture together and there is less clean-up.

Rice Krispie Treats are best eaten the same day.

Marionberry White Chocolate Rice Krispie® Treats

Add a cup of jam and some white chocolate and you’ll have a treat for everyone.  Vary the jam though seedless is nicer.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
5 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 tablespoon good quality vanilla
1 1/2 cups white chocolate wafers or 1 cup white chocolate chips
9 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispie® cereal or equal
1 cup or 8-ounce jar of seedless marionberry jam

Directions

  1. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.  Set aside.
  2. In a large pan on the stovetop, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is hot, melted, and smooth.  Remove from the heat.  Add the vanilla, white chocolate, and jam and stir.
  3. Add the cereal and stir until the cereal is uniformly combined with the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Remove the mixture to the buttered pan. Evenly distribute the mixture and press it down into the pan with buttered fingers, a piece of waxed paper, or a spatula. Let it cool and cut it into squares.

Raspberry White Chocolate Rice Krispie® Treats Recipe

This is simply Rice Krispie Treats with added white chocolate chips and tidbits. While we made these with raspberry tidbits, try them with blueberry or strawberry too.

Berry tidbits are baking chips.  Instead of drops with pretty little curly tops, they are cut into squares much like chocolate cookie chunks.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 tablespoon good quality vanilla
1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispie cereal or equal
3/4 cup strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry tidbits

Directions

Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.

  1. In a large pan on the stovetop, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is melted, hot, and smooth. Add the vanilla.
  2. Add the white chocolate chips and rice cereal. Stir until the cereal is uniformly combined with the marshmallow mixture and then add the tidbits and stir until they are just distributed.  The tidbits will partially melt in the warm mixture.
  3. Remove the mixture to the buttered pan. Evenly distribute the mixture and press it down into the pan with buttered fingers, a piece of waxed paper, or a spatula. Let cool and cut into squares.
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