They sincerely are THIS easy….who knew? I think I used to make them, but then, probably burned them in the pan and had to scour the bottom, so I stopped. However, technology is my friend and I have mastered Rice Krispie treats in the microwave. I wanted colorful confetti looking ones so I made Marshmallow Fruity Dyno Bites (yes, store brand) Treats. Butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl, into the microwave…..now here is where the technology comes in…I hit a “melt” button, I choose “#4 – marshmallows” – I choose #2 – 10 oz and I push start. They come out (i must admit, they needed about 20 seconds more on high) melted and ready for the cereal. I stirred that in and placed in a 9 x 13 pan. Seriously, less than 5 minutes. Do you see the possibilities? Cocoa Treats? Honey Nut O Treats? How about I clean out the cereal cabinet and use a cup of each box that’s in there? Could be interesting and entertaining as long as I keep finding those marshmallows that I bought for some reason (can’t remember what) in the pantry.
For those of you who don’t already have this, I’ve included the recipe!
Microwave Rice Krispie Treats
3 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
40 large marshmallows (or 4 C mini-marshmallows) – hint: It’s a 10 oz bag
6 Cups Rice Krispies (or cereal from your pantry)
Directions: In a large microwave safe bowl, heat butter & marshmallows at High for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until Smooth. Add Cereal, Stir until coated. Press mixtures into a 13×9 inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into squares when cool.