Who doesn’t love Rice Krispie treats? This tasty dessert has been around for decades. Whenever I taste one, I’m instantly transported back to happy memories of my childhood. Whether you use original Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies or Strawberry Rice Krispies, you can’t go wrong with this yummy snack. They’re so simple to make, and they’re always a crowd-pleaser.
One common problem with this easy-to-make treat, however, is that they tend to get hard and stale fairly quickly.
If you want your Rice Krispies treats to stay perfectly soft and chewy for days, there’s a clever hack that will help you accomplish this elusive goal. You just need to add one ingredient that you probably already have at home.
It may sound weird, but adding sweetened condensed milk to the butter and marshmallow mixture results in treats that stay softer longer, and also gives them a milky, delicious flavor.
The Kitchn reports that pouring a third to a half cup of sweetened condensed milk, depending on your personal preference, into the butter when you’re mixing things up. They also noted that this version really does have to cool completely in the pan before cutting to achieve the perfect texture.
This seems like an addition you could make to just about any Rice Krispies treat recipe you follow — which is great because there are plenty of yummy twists on this classic treat to try out.
Instagrammer @sarahmakesit makes her version with salted caramel (Food Network’s recipe is just one of many out there):
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Salted caramel Rice Krispie treats. I had more then one person request these for next months bake sale… ð¤ð¼ð¤ð¼#ricekrispytreats #saltedcaramel #marshmallow #bakersofinstagram #bakingfromscratch #bakinglove #sweets #desserts #yummyyummy #slc #slcfoodie #myharmons
And @jenniferwolfthal turned her Rice Krispies treats into yummy birds’ nests that would be adorable for Easter:
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Rice Krispy Bird's Nests.â¤If you're able to find a box of Rice Krispies Cereal, here's a fun treat to put a smile on everyone's faces. Perfect for Springtime and to pair with bird study. Lots of variations online. We used peanut m&m's for the eggs. And colored unsweetened coconut flakes instead of the edible Easter grass to cut back on sweetness. Give them a try!ð #ricekrispiestreats #springtreats #ricekrispytreats #funtreat #funtreats #springiscomingð¸ #springtimetreats #easytreats #easydesserts #kiddesserts #kidrecipes #athomeactivities #kidideas #familytreat #familytreats #ediblebirdsnest #birdstudy #birdsnest #homeschoolideas #covidkids #covid_19 #covidcooking #sweettreat #sweettreats #familyactivities #naturerecipe
These Rice Krispies pinwheels are a great way to dress up the treats for a holiday. Use different colored sprinkles depending on the occasion. Pastels would be great for Easter, while red, white and blue sprinkles make for a patriotic Fourth of July treat.
How about this no-bake Rice Krispies treat no-bake cheesecake? It combines two amazing desserts for one delicious mashup you won’t want to stop eating. The crunch of the treats is the perfect complement to the creaminess of the cheesecake.
With Easter around the corner, you might want to give these beautiful, colorful Rice Krispies treat eggs a try, too. Hide them for the kiddos to find for an extra-fun Easter egg hunt this year.