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Rice Krispie Treat Variations

mymeowzer Jun 5, 2012 09:47 PM

Any fun variations or recipes you have for rice krispie treats.
Thanks so much!

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  1. todao RE: mymeowzer Jun 5, 2012 09:54 PM

    Toss in some raisins, or chocolate bits, cut up bits of gum drops, or your choice of flavorings (coconut, maple, etc.).
    Form the mixture into various animal forms before they cool (you can also use food coloring for this type of project).

    1. paulj RE: mymeowzer Jun 5, 2012 11:16 PM

      Canadian puffed wheat squares - with cocoa powder

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        rstuart RE: paulj Jun 7, 2012 10:45 AM

        I liked puffed wheat squares more than rice krispie squares.. they're softer and easier to eat. Yumm...

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        calmossimo RE: mymeowzer Jun 5, 2012 11:23 PM

        huge fan of the brown butter salted rice krispy treats from smitten kitchen.

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          LauraGrace RE: calmossimo Jun 6, 2012 01:48 PM

          YES, Lord.

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            christy319 RE: LauraGrace Jun 7, 2012 04:10 PM

            YESSSSSSSSSSSSS to the Smitten Kitchen BBSRKT!!!

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          jhopp217 RE: mymeowzer Jun 5, 2012 11:23 PM

          Chocolate chips or peanut butter

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            dfrostnh RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 10:40 AM

            I think the recipe is called Scotcheroos. Peanut butter is mixed into the corn syrup mix before rice crispies are added. After pressing into pan, a mix of 1/2 bag each milk chocolate and butterscotch pieces melted together and mixed is spread over the crispies. My husband likes dark chocolate so now I use the dark chocolate bits instead of the mix.

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              todao RE: dfrostnh Jun 6, 2012 02:51 PM

              Put those on the table with a quart of milk and call it dinner .... Yeeeaah

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                wyogal RE: dfrostnh Jun 6, 2012 03:43 PM

                corn syrup mix? I just use marshmallows and butter.

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                  wyogal RE: dfrostnh Jun 8, 2012 10:04 AM

                  I'm still curious about the corn syrup mixture.

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                    John E. RE: wyogal Jun 8, 2012 12:39 PM

                    The Scotcheroos recipe does not include marshmallows. It uses a combination of sugar and corn syrup instead.


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                      wyogal RE: John E. Jun 8, 2012 03:00 PM


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                  pine time RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 11:07 AM

                  Replace Rice Krispies with multi-grain Cheerios, add 1/2 c peanut (or almond) butter. Optional--handfuls of butterscotch bits.

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                    wyogal RE: pine time Jun 6, 2012 03:42 PM

                    Yep, that's what I was going to say! As well as the peanut butter and/or butterscotch chips!

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                    ginaatcateror RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 01:53 PM

                    Too funny, a friend of mine just brought some over last week that she'd experimented with putting fruit loops in! A little too fruity for my taste, but they were colorful and I think would be fine for kids. Then again, I prefer mine plain :)

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                      greygarious RE: ginaatcateror Jul 4, 2012 07:29 AM

                      I agreed with you about plain - until I tried adding Trader Joe's freeze-dried banana pieces. These are coin-shaped so while they can be mixed in whole, it's better to halve or quarter them.
                      Some bites will be plain, others have a potent banana flavor.

                      Too late for this year, but it occurred to me that a red, white, and blue rendition could be achieved by using TJ's freeze-dried berries (blue and rasp or straw), optionally including the banana and/or white chocolate chips as well.

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                      laliz RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 02:09 PM

                      neopolitan krispie treats

                      Chocolate layer using chocolate krispies on bottom
                      White (plain) layer in middle
                      Strawberry layer on top ~~ mix in jam and red food coloring for pink top layer

                      recipes on internet.

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                        Erika L RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 02:21 PM

                        Smashed-up candy canes or Starlight Mints sprinkled on top.

                        1. mamachef RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 02:38 PM

                          Mixed-in Reese's minis or butterscotch chips.

                          1. cayjohan RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 03:13 PM

                            My household is currently under the spell that is Speculoos Cookie Butter. Google coughed up a few things to do with it other than eaten with a spoon (grin), and among the offerings was Rice Krispie treats. Use as you would making the peanut butter rendition, although it seems the ratio might be a little less...I saw 1/3 cup cookie butter to a standard RK treat recipe, versus 1/2 cup peanut butter. I haven't tried them, but I know I'm going to have to. I'd speculate it would be pretty good subbing in Coco Krispies for the RK, too. Hmm.

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                              calmossimo RE: cayjohan Jun 7, 2012 06:50 PM

                              yikes, this sounds dangerously good! i might try it soon, if i get my hands on more biscoff spread.

                            2. chefathome RE: mymeowzer Jun 6, 2012 04:23 PM

                              These are the best - seriously. You MUST try them. Melted Mars bars with Rice Krispies? And chocolate? Swoon.


                              1. Chocolatechipkt RE: mymeowzer Jun 7, 2012 08:25 AM

                                Avalanche bars -- I made these for the first time last year, and people loved them. Rice Krispies mixed with white chocolate, peanut butter, mini chocolate chips and lots of marshmallows. The white chocolate and pb are melted, and the chips and marshmallows are left whole/unmelted. I've also made a semisweet chocolate version, but found I preferred the white chocolate/pb mix (despite my love of semisweet and pb any other time.)

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                                  rstuart RE: Chocolatechipkt Jun 7, 2012 10:47 AM

                                  Oh man, that sounds truly fantastic.. I will have to find a recipe for this!

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                                    Chocolatechipkt RE: rstuart Jun 8, 2012 09:27 AM

                                    They're really good. Let me know if you can't find the recipe. :)

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                                      rstuart RE: Chocolatechipkt Jun 8, 2012 01:30 PM

                                      Does this look about right?

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                                        Chocolatechipkt RE: rstuart Jun 8, 2012 06:50 PM

                                        That's the one! :)

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                                  rstuart RE: mymeowzer Jun 7, 2012 10:47 AM

                                  There's a chocolate rice krispie square recipe on Serious Eats that looks good..

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                                    HillJ RE: rstuart Jun 7, 2012 02:05 PM

                                    By far the best version, cocoa krispies; standard marshmallow recipe.

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                                      rstuart RE: HillJ Jun 7, 2012 05:23 PM

                                      Hmmm.. don't think that you can get cocoa krispies here in Canada. So it's just the basic rice krispie receipe with cocoa krispies instead?

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                                        HillJ RE: rstuart Jun 7, 2012 06:01 PM

                                        That's right.

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                                        pine time RE: HillJ Jun 8, 2012 12:25 PM

                                        There's also a new chocolate Cheerios that works well for the kids.

                                    2. cookie monster RE: mymeowzer Jun 7, 2012 04:45 PM

                                      Lemonade (local mini-chain of cafes) makes a version topped with a layer of peanut butter cream and then a layer of chocolate ganache. So darned good. I purchased rice crispies and marshmallows a couple weeks ago for the express purpose of recreating them but haven't gotten around to it yet.

                                      1. Emme RE: mymeowzer Jun 7, 2012 09:24 PM

                                        S'mores RKT - browned butter, chocolate chips and graham cracker bits

                                        White Chocolate Raspberry -- melt some raspberry jam with the marshmallows and butter; stir in krispies and white chocolate chips

                                        Crushed Pretzel bits or Ritz

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                                          LauraGrace RE: Emme Jun 8, 2012 07:21 AM

                                          Ooh, white choc raspberry sounds amazing!!!

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                                            chicgail RE: Emme Jun 8, 2012 11:16 AM

                                            You got me with pretzels. Next time.

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                                              Emme RE: chicgail Jun 8, 2012 08:07 PM

                                              and if you're feeling particularly decadent, gild the lily with a drizzle of chocolate and/or caramel.

                                          2. John E. RE: mymeowzer Jun 7, 2012 10:49 PM

                                            We like to mix half and half Rice Crispies and either Coco Crispies or Fruity Pebbles. We actually use the Aldi store brand for these cereals. We find that if the treats are made with straight coco crispies or straight fruity pebbles they end up being too chocolaty or too fruity. Of course I like peanut butter mixed in with regular rice crispy treats and I also like to put some vanilla into the regular recipe.

                                            The question I have is what sort of variants on the Rice Crispy Treats recipe does the center fielder for the Oakland A's prefer?

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                                              GutGrease RE: mymeowzer Jun 8, 2012 09:48 AM

                                              This inspired me last night. I've never made RK treats before. I made a the Kellogg recipe but also bought small bags of white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. I melted 2Tbs of butter on low in three separate pans and then added the chips. After I made the rice krispies I did a layer of white chocolate, a layer of peanut butter, and then a top layer of regular chocolate. It got rave reviews at work today although my initial plan was to make the chocolate/PB layers go in the middle. I'll do that the next time. I did have to extend the peanut butter and white chocolate mixtures with a little milk to keep them creamy enough to spread and pour.

                                              1. DiningDiva RE: mymeowzer Jun 8, 2012 01:24 PM

                                                We make rice krispie treats at work several times a week and they are always a big seller. Here are some of the variations we do, or have done

                                                Mini Chocolate chips
                                                Mini M & M
                                                Chopped Andes Candies (chocolate mint)
                                                Peanut butter
                                                Peanut butter + mini chocolate chips
                                                Any candy bar chopped finely (we use our candy bars that have gone beyond the "sell by" date. Chopped Heath bars are especially good as are Skor, Reeses, Nestle Crunch Bar, Kit Kat, Hershey's and Butterfingers. Almond Joy, Mounds and 3 Muskateers...not so much
                                                Oreo cookie crumbs
                                                Mini chocolate chips + finely crumbled, crisp fried bacon
                                                Peanut butter + mini chocolate chips + finely crumbled, crisp fried bacon

                                                We've done all the variations with Fruit Loops, Cheerios and whatever other cereal we had on hand. Without fail, the most popular flavor is the plain old rice krispie treat with no embellishments.

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                                                  rstuart RE: DiningDiva Jun 8, 2012 01:33 PM

                                                  Well who can resist a Rice Krispie Square?? (clearly not me.. nor anyone else on this thread..)

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                                                    HillJ RE: DiningDiva Jun 8, 2012 01:45 PM

                                                    Without fail, the most popular flavor is the plain old rice krispie treat with no embellishments.
                                                    That's sure the case for me and my family. Although the chocolate krispies come a close 2nd.

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                                                    hollymayberry RE: mymeowzer Jun 12, 2012 11:40 AM

                                                    I like to do brown butter white chocolate rice crispy treats! :)

                                                    1. mattwarner RE: mymeowzer Jul 4, 2012 07:41 AM

                                                      fruity pebbles with dried cranberries

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                                                        writergeek313 RE: mymeowzer Jul 4, 2012 01:13 PM

                                                        I have friends who make what they call rice whiskey treats. Obviously not for the little ones, but an interesting variation for adults.

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