Marshmallow Fluff Rice Krispie Treats
Homemade Rice Krispie treats are not only so fun to make, but they are AMAZING! The marshmallow and cereal combo hits the spot every time!
If you’re out of marshmallows and you’re wondering if you can use that jar of marshmallow fluff in the pantry instead, the answer is YES! That’s why we’ve created this simple and delicious recipe for rice krispie treats with marshmallow fluff!
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What Is Marshmallow Fluff?
Also known as marshmallow cream, marshmallow fluff is a meringue-like confection with a taste similar to that of a marshmallow. It is generally made from beaten egg whites, sugar, golden syrup, vanilla, and salt.
Marshmallow fluff is used in a plethora of desserts and snack recipes. It’s often paired with peanut butter to create the iconic “fluffernutter” flavor.
For this recipe, we like to save time and buy marshmallow fluff at the grocery store. Any brand should work perfectly! Marshmallow fluff/cream can be stored in a pantry or cupboard at room temperature.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
There are so many reasons to love this recipe, but here are just a few.
- They’re a no bake dessert!
- You can make them in just 10 minutes
- They can feed a crowd
- All you need is 5 ingredients
Rice cereal: We love using Rice Krispies Cereal, but other brands of crispy rice cereal work great as well!
Marshmallow fluff/marshmallow cream: Marshmallow fluff or cream is a great alternative for marshmallows when making rice krispie treats. The fluff acts as an adhesive that holds the cereal together.
Butter: Butter adds flavor and will keep your marshmallow fluff rice krispie treats from becoming too sticky. We use salted butter in this recipe but you can substitute unsalted if needed.
Salt: Adding salt gives extra flavor and accentuates the other sweet flavors in the recipe.
Pure vanilla extract: Vanilla is the perfect addition to any rice krispie treat recipe. Its unique flavor makes these sweet treats even more delicious.
How To Make This Recipe
Start by prepping a 9”x13” pan by lightly spraying it with non-stick cooking spray. If desired, you can line the pan with parchment paper before spraying it for easy removal after the treats are set up.
Next, add the marshmallow fluff and the butter to a large microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes in 30-second increments to keep the bowl from overflowing.
Once the mixture is completely melted, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir it briefly to combine. Immediately mix in the salt and vanilla extract.
Then, quickly add the rice krispie cereal to the marshmallow mixture while it’s still very warm. Use a rubber spatula to stir until the cereal is fully coated.
Finally, use the spatula to press the rice krispie mixture into the prepared pan. Set them aside to set up for 30 minutes to an hour. Once they are completely cooled, cut them into squares and serve.
Recipe Tips and Tricks
Use salted butter: Salted butter adds more flavor to rice krispie treats, so we recommend it over unsalted butter in this recipe.
Prepare your ingredients before you begin: After melting the butter, it will begin to solidify quickly, so have your ingredients measured and ready to combine right away.
Microwave in 30-second increments: When microwaving the butter and marshmallow fluff, do so in 30-second increments. This will help prevent overheating or burning the ingredients. It will also help keep the bowl from overflowing.
Use a 9”x13” pan: We recommend using a 9”x13” pan to make your rice krispie treats with marshmallow fluff. This size of pan can feed a crowd while giving your rice cereal treats a good thickness as well.
Use non-stick spray: When measuring marshmallow fluff, spray your measuring cup with non-stick spray to keep it from sticking. You can even spray your bowl before adding the fluff to make the mixing process easier.
Tools You'll Need
When making rice krispie treats, you only need a few simple tools. Here are some necessities:
- Large microwavable bowl
- Measuring cups
- Rubber spatula
- 9x13 pan
Optional Add Ins
Classic rice krispie treats are a favorite at our house, but we also love mixing things up with fun add-ins. Here are some of our favorites:
- Chocolate chips
- Whole mini marshmallows
- Peanut Butter
- Melted Chocolate
- Reese’s Pieces
- Chocolate Chunks
This rice krispie treat recipe with marshmallow fluff calls for rice krispies cereal. However, there are a lot of other options that make for delicious cereal treats. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Cocoa Pebbles
- Fruity Pebbles
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Golden Grahams
- Reese’s Puffs
- Cocoa Puffs
- Lucky Charms
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For same day serving and storing, you can keep your tray of rice krispie treats at room temperature. Be sure to cover them well or transfer them to an airtight container to keep them soft and gooey for up to a week.
For long term storage, wrap your rice krispie treats in parchment paper, place them in a sealed bag or container, and store them in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy your cereal treats, set them out to thaw and enjoy!
Gooey Rice Krispie Treats With Marshmallow FluffDecember 23, 2022
- Large microwavable bowl
- 9x13-inch pan
- 1 jar of marshmallow fluff 13 ounces
- 8 cups rice krispie cereal
- 4 tablespoon butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. (Optional: line pan with parchment paper before spraying for easy removal.)
- In a large microwavable bowl, add the marshmallow fluff and butter. Microwave for 1-2 minutes in 30-second increments until completely melted.
- Briefly stir the melted mixture to combine. Immediately mix in the salt and vanilla extract. While it's still warm, quickly add in the rice krispie cereal and stir until the cereal is completely coated.
- Press the cereal mixture into the greased pan and set aside to cool. Once cooled and fully set up, cut into squares and serve.
- Spray the bowl and spatula with non-stick spray to prevent the marshmallow mixture from sticking too much.
- Line the pan with parchment paper before spraying to easily remove the treats from the pan after they set up.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.