Now that it’s the end of summer, what better time to post this recipe of s’mores rice krispies treats? Haha! But man oh man, has this summer been crazy.
On top of covid, we decided to sell our house and move. In the meantime, we’re building our next house, so things have been a little busy around here. This is a recipe that I had posted on my Instagram, however, so it’s been out there for a minute. (By the way, if you’re not following me over in Instagram world, give me a follow and let’s get to know each other!)
I think it goes without saying that this recipe can be made any time of the year. I mean, it’s obviously perfect for summer because duh, s’mores. But say it’s the middle of January and you’re just jonesing for some good s’mores flavor. These babies won’t let you down!
So how do we make s’mores rice krispies treats?
First, we start with a base of Rice Krispies. Then we start adding even more delicious things like graham cracker chunks and unmelted marshmallows. After we’ve browned some butter and mixed in mini mallows to let them melt, we combine both mixtures. Then at the tail end when things are still mostly warm, we add the chocolate chips (I love, love these milk chocolate chips from Guittard) so we can get them a little melty but not completely melted. Mmmm…are you hungry yet?
After the mixture is combined, we pour it into a pan to let it set. Then here comes the best part! We add more mallows on the top then pop the pan into an oven under the broiler so the marshmallows get nice and toasty. Just typing this makes me wish I had more again!
Once the treats have had a little while to set up, you can cut and serve them. Or just eat them out of the pan. Who am I to judge here?!
If you don’t eat the whole pan at once (ha!), it’s best to store them in an airtight container. They’ll keep for a few days.
I hope you enjoy these fun s’mores rice krispies treats!
S'mores Rice Krispies Treats
These fun, toasty summer snacks can be made any time of the year!
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 10 ounce bags mini marshmallows, divided
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 2 cups broken graham cracker pieces
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Prepare a 9x13 pan (preferably one that's broiler proof) by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies and graham cracker pieces. Measure out 1 cup of marshmallows and add to the cereal mixture. Measure out another cup of marshmallows in a small bowl. Set aside for later.
Add the butter to a small, light-colored saucepan. Melt the butter over medium-high heat until the butter is browned and smells nutty (stirring occasionally). Remove from the heat and pour in to the bottom of a large pot.
Pour the rest of the marshmallows into the large pot with the browned butter and allow to melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. After marshmallows have melted, remove from heat and mix in vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Pour in cereal mixture and stir until well combined. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine, making sure not to let them melt too much.
Dump mixture into greased cake pan and lightly press to even it out. Avoid pressing too much on the mixture, otherwise it'll make it compact and hard.
Preheat your broiler. Evenly spread marshmallows across the rice krispies treats then place under the broiler for a few minutes until browned (be careful not to burn!). Let rice krispies treats cool and let set. Then remove them from pan using the foil sling, cut, and enjoy!