Rice Krispies Treats’ Better Brethren

Chowhounds don’t stop at just marshmallows when they’re making Rice Krispies Treats—there are so many other dimensions of sticky deliciousness to explore!

Add peanut butter to the marshmallows. Raise the marshmallow-to-cereal ratio to increase the goo factor. Melt some caramels into the marshmallows for a richer flavor. For a grown-up, buttery take on the classic, try Caramelized Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats.

Mix in chocolate chips or chunks, dried cranberries, toasted nuts, etc. Stick a Popsicle stick in a square, dip it in chocolate, and roll in nuts; or decorate in a seasonal theme.

kkak97 makes a Rice Krispies cake, adding peanuts, M&Ms, and raisins to the basic recipe and molding it in a tube pan.

Honey Bee’s mom invented a marshmallow-free winner: Mix melted butter, warm peanut butter, and melted butterscotch chips with the cereal, and spread half in the pan. Cover with a layer of melted chocolate chips mixed with powdered sugar, and top with the rest of the cereal mixture.

Ruth Lafler has used Golden Grahams cereal to make s’more treats.

Here are 84 recipes for Rice Krispies goodies.

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