Rice Krispie Squares Recipe

The is the original recipe for Rice Krispie SquaresThe all time favorite of children of all ages.


1/4 cup butter
5 cups miniature or 40 regular marshmallows (250 g package)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
5 cups Rice Krispies cereal


Stove Top Directions:

In large saucepan over low heat, melt margarine. Add marshmallows; stir until melted and well blended. Remove from heat.

Stir in vanilla. Add cereal, stirring until coated.

Using lightly buttered spatula, press into buttered (13 x 9") pan. Cool. Cut into bars.

Microwave Directions:

In large microwaveable bowl, microwave margarine on HIGH (100%) 30-60 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows, tossing to coat.

Microwave on HIGH (100%) 1 - 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred, stirring after 45 seconds. Follow steps 2 and 3 above.

Cooking times are for 700 watt microwaves; increase by 15-30 seconds for lower wattage ovens.