SALTED CARAMEL RICE KRISPIE SQUARES
August 4, 2017
Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are soft, chewy marshmallow squares topped with smooth, rich caramel for an incredible take on rice krispie treats.
Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are the best variation on a traditional rice krispie treat. They have all the soft & chewy marshmallow flavors plus the added bonus of a layer of soft caramel on top. They are insanely delicious!
Caramel and marshmallow sound so good together! I combined the two for this simple little treat and they’d turn out to be a huge hit. I served them and people were grabbing squares and hiding them in napkins for later, for fear we’d run out. They are that good. I’m not sure plain Rice Krispie Treats will ever be welcome in our house again! The coarse sea salt on top just adds a lovely little touch too- don’t leave it out.
How do you keep Rice Krispie Treats soft?
Here are several ways to keep rice krispie treats soft. They’re simple, but effective!
Do not use stale marshmallows. Seriously. Rice Krispie Treats are not the treat to use up those old, hard marshmallows! Recently purchased marshmallows work best.
Do not overcook. You want to heat the marshmallows until they’re soft and beginning to lose shape. I find it’s easiest to not overcook marshmallows if I heat them in the microwave. Mine take just over 1 minute to be ready- that’s it!
Don’t forget the butter. The marshmallow-butter combination helps keep the treats soft and chewy, so don’t leave it out or reduce the measurement.
Don’t chill in the refrigerator. Even if you want them to set quickly, I find this just dries the marshmallow treats out more quickly.
Store in an airtight container on the counter top.
Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
- 3 TBSP butter
- 4 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
- 1 package Kraft Caramel Bits
- 2 TBSP milk