Ultimate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Ever need a last minute, yet drool worthy, dessert to take to a BBQ?  Why not twist the classic Krispie treat with this recipe from  The Old Farmer’s Almanac.  Turns out they’re more than just farmers, they’re desserties mooo err, TOO.

photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner, as it appears in the 2012 edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Ultimate Rice Krispies Treats

2 Snickers bars (1.76 ounces each; almonds optional)
2 Midnight Milky Way bars (1.76 ounces each)
3 Heath Bars (1.4 ounces each)
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
40 large marshmallows (one 10-ounce bag)
7 cups Rice Krispies

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Coat a large jelly-roll pan with nonstick spray.  Coarsely chop the candy bars.*  In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter chopped Snickers and Milky Way bars, and marshmallows.  Add the Heath Bars and stir well.  Add the Rice Krispies and stir until they are covered with the melted candy.  Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan.  Spray your hands with cooking spray, then shape the mixture into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle .  Shape the ends to be as straight as possible.  Set aside to cook.

Remove the rectangle from the pan and cut it in half across its width.  Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in a pan over low heat.  Stir to combine.  Spread the melted chips on one half of the bars.  Place the other half on top and press lightly.  After the chocolate has solidified, cut into 2-inch-square bars.  MAKES ABOUT 2 DOZEN BARS.

To break up the candy bars easily, places them in the freezer for one hour, then pound the wrapped bars several times with a rolling pin or heavy pan.

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1 Comment

  • July 7, 2011


    Wow. That looks super sweet. I haven’t had a rice Krispie treat in ages.