S’mores Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag of mini marshmallows + 1 cup for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups graham cracker pieces (roughly crushed)
  • 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • Additional graham crackers and chocolate bars for garnish (optional)

Equipment

  • Large saucepan or pot
  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Spatula
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

1. Prep the pan: Grease the 9×13-inch baking dish generously with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Melt and mix: Melt butter in the large saucepan over low heat. Add the 10-ounce bag of marshmallows and stir constantly until they’re completely melted and smooth.

3. Add flavor: Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt.

4. The crispy part: Add the rice cereal and graham cracker pieces to the marshmallow mixture. Stir until everything is well combined and evenly coated.

5. Layer one: Press half of the mixture into the prepared baking dish, forming an even layer.

6. Chocolate time: Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the rice krispie layer.

7. Layer two: Gently spoon the rest of the rice krispie mixture over the chocolate chips, spreading it into an even layer.

8. Marshmallow topping: Top with the remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows. For a fun twist, consider toasting these marshmallows quickly under the broiler for a browned, campfire-like effect.

9. Optional garnish: Break up graham crackers and chocolate bars to sprinkle over the top.

10. Cool and cut: Let the treats cool completely at room temperature before cutting into squares.

Tips

Fresh marshmallows: Using fresh marshmallows will result in the best melty goodness.

Don’t overcook: Keep a close eye on the marshmallows as they melt to prevent them from getting hard or burning.

Press gently: Press the mixture into the pan lightly to keep the treats soft and chewy.

Flavor variations: Get creative! Add peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, or try using different kinds of graham crackers (cinnamon, chocolate, etc.).

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