Tailgate Giveaways: Rice Krispie Treats Three Ways

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Universally loved and rarely overlooked, homemade Rice Krispie Treats steal the show. Upgrade the classic with a few simple swaps.

by Kristina Domitrovich
photo by Lindsay Pace


The O.G.

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 7-ounce tubs marshmallow fluff
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Directions
  1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large, heavy pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add in the marshmallow fluff, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula to combine. Once melted, add in the vanilla and salt, and stir to incorporate.
  3. Add in the Rice Krispies and fold until well combined. Transfer to the baking dish, and smooth over with the spatula. Let sit overnight before cutting.

Browned Butter Butterscotch

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 7-ounce tubs marshmallow fluff
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
3 cups butterscotch chips, divided

Directions

  1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. In a large, heavy pot over medium-low heat, brown the butter. Add in marshmallow fluff, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula to combine. Once melted, add in the vanilla and salt, and stir to incorporate. Add in the Rice Krispies and fold until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a double broiler, melt half the butterscotch chips until completely smooth; set aside. Now that the Rice Krispie mixture has cooled slightly, add in the remaining butterscotch chips, and fold until completely incorporated.
  3. Transfer to the baking dish, and smooth over with the spatula. Pour the melted butterscotch over top, and spread evenly with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Let sit overnight before cutting. 

Almost Rocky Road

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 7-ounce tubs marshmallow fluff
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
10 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions

  1. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. In a large, heavy pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add in marshmallow fluff, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula to combine. Once melted, add in the vanilla and salt, and stir to incorporate.
  2. Add in the Cocoa Krispies and fold until well combined. Set aside for 5-10 minutes, or until cooled slightly.
  3. Add in the mini marshmallows, and fold until well incorporated. Transfer to the baking dish, and smooth over with the spatula. Let sit overnight before cutting. 
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