These are very good, very flavorful treats—but it takes a lot of flavor. Maybe it’s the way the cereal absorbs the flavor. But it’s worth it.
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal or equal
4 teaspoons strawberry flavor
2 teaspoons lemon flavor
3 drops electric pink color
Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
- In a large pan on the stovetop, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the color and then the flavors.
- Add the rice cereal. Stir until the cereal is uniformly combined with the marshmallow mixture.
- Remove the mixture to the buttered baking pan. Evenly distribute the mixture and press it down into the pan with buttered fingers, a piece of waxed paper, or a spatula. Let cool for 30 minutes and cut into squares.
Bakers Note: If you use a large enough pan, you can mix the treats right in the pan, not in a bowl. The hot pan makes it a little easier to stir the mixture together and there is less clean up.
Rice Krispies Treats are best eaten the same day.