If you like original Rice Krispie Treats, you will love my Caramel Rice Krispie Treats even more! I love putting new flavors into the classic recipe, like peanut butter and chocolate.
Long before they started to mass produce the overly sugared Rice Krispie Treats in blue crinkly bags, the only way to get the treat was to make them the old fashioned way. Thank goodness they only required a few ingredients and took less then 20 minutes. If you’ve had the pre-packaged version you will know that it tastes nothing like the homemade. And if you are used to the super soft, super sweet you may be surprised by the super chewy, make your jaw hurt original. I encourage you to go back to your childhood and make a batch.
This version is a tweak on the original. Rice Krispies now makes a Gluten Free Whole Grain version, which adds a little bit of nutrition to the simple dessert. I love to add peanut butter, so it occurred to me to add caramel- my most FAVORITE flavor. I also like to use cookie cutters to make them into fun shapes. Don’t discard the odd leftover shapes in the pan, they are great for a small nibble on your pass through the kitchen or even add them to your morning cereal. Do you remember the Rice Krispie Treats cereal? I loved that stuffed as a kid!