Smores Rice Krispie Treats: Easy 3-Layer No-Bake Cookie Recipe
SMores Rice Krispie Treats: can there be a better bar
cookie for summer?
Even if you cannot build a campfire, you can make this easy
no-bake cookie recipe. Though not quite a sandwich like the traditional
campfire treat, these bars mimic the original in layers – a base of graham
cracker, followed by roasted (in this case melted) marshmallows, and topped
It’s all pulled together in a Rice Krispie Treats variation
that’s easy for kids to make. Plus, it’s quick – out of the oven in the 5
minutes it takes for chocolate chips to soften and adhere into the cookie
Prep time: less than 15 minutes
Baking time: 5 minutes
Setting time: 15-30 minutes
Makes about 20-24 bars
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine, divided
12 cups (two 10-ounce bags) miniature marshmallows, divided
5 cups graham cracker cereal, like Golden Grahams™
7 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)
2 cups (one 12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips
Directions for SMores Rice Krispie Treats
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with foil or parchment paper,
allowing the ends of the liner to drape over the ends of the pan. Spray the
liner lightly with cooking spray. Set pan aside.
- Make the bottom
layer: Set 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter and marshmallows in a large,
heavy cooking pot. Melt the butter slowly over low heat and then add 3 cups
miniature marshmallows. Stir continually until marshmallows are melted and the mixture
is smooth. Remove the pan from the heat. Add graham cracker cereal to the
mixture. Stir until all cereal pieces are coated. Pour mixture into the
prepared pan. Use a greased spatula or your wet fingertips to press the mixture
evenly into the pan.
- Make the middle layer:
use the same pot. (Disclaimer: The Elf doesn’t even wash it.) Melt 8 tablespoons
(1 stick) of butter over low heat. Add 6 cups miniature marshmallows. Stir
until marshmallows are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the pan from
the heat. Mix in the rice cereal, stirring until pieces are coated. Add the
remaining 3 cups of miniature marshmallows to the rice cereal mixture. Stir
until they are incorporated. Spread the rice cereal mixture over the graham
layer, using the same method to spread and press it evenly.
- Make the top layer:
sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the bar cookie surface.
- Set the baking pan in the heated oven for 5 minutes,
allowing the chips to soften and adhere to the cookie surface. Remove the pan
from the oven.
- Allow cookies to sit for 30 minutes to set. You can place
the pan in the refrigerator 15-30 minutes or longer to speed up the process.
- Remove the bars from the pan by grasping the ends of the pan
liner and lifting the S’Mores out. Peel back the liner. Use a long bread knife
to cut bars into 2-inch squares (or whatever size you choose.)
- Store bars in an airtight container with waxed paper in
Special Baking Tips for
SMores Rice Krispie Treats
Mix each cereal layer thoroughly, making sure that cereal
pieces are well-coated with the marshmallow mixture. Otherwise, pieces won’t
adhere to eat other and the bars will fall apart. Work quickly. Marshmallow
mixture cools and gets stringy as you mix it.
Keep your fingers from getting sticky by pressing mixtures
into the pan with a piece of waxed paper.
Get more baking tips for Rice Krispie Treats here.
See more Rice Krispie Treat Variations on our Pinterest board.
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