First things first: Believe it or not, my mother never made these when I was a kid. Whenever I had them, it was always because someone else’s mother made them. So, I never actually learned how to make them. Imagine my surprise when I saw this recipe in my grandmother’s box. Ultimately, I made these in order to satisfy my curiosity about the process. Yes, I could have used the Internet. No, it would not have been the same.
A caveat before we get started: I recommend using the mini marshmallows rather than the large ones. Minis will melt faster, which means less possibility of the marshmallow scorching while heating. Also, I would recommend using a pan smaller than what is listed here so that the treats will be thicker.
Here’s what you’ll need:
¼ Cup Butter
40 Lg. Marshmallows or 4 Cups Mini-Marshmallows (I used a 10 oz. bag)
5 Cups Rice Krispies
Melt butter and marshmallows in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth.
Add cereal and stir until coated.
Press into a well-buttered 9” x 13” pan.
Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares.
These are actually better than I remember them—probably because at some point Kellogg decided to start making them directly and doubtless added a bunch of other shit that took away from the flavor. This recipe is simplicity itself.