Outtakes: the stacked marshmallows did not behave during this photo shoot. 

Homemade Rice Krispies Treats

This classic can't be beat for an occasional treat. Nudge the nutrition up just a bit--look at the package labels and seek out organic, all natural ingredients whenever possible.
Servings 12


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • colored sprinkles (fun, but optional)


  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted and well combined with the butter.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and add the crispy rice cereal. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  • Press the mixture into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan using a spatula or wax paper.
  • Allow the treats to cool and set before cutting them into squares. Garnish with sprinkles.


Stephen Coe, an enthusiastic snow lover who embraces the hushed magic of falling flakes, thrives on snow days! A hot cocoa connoisseur, expert sledder, and a steadfast believer in the appeal of a snowy day—every snow day is a canvas for joy.