I know it's just rice crispy treats, but sometimes a good recipe for a basic is worth it's weight in gold. That is how I feel about this one. These are the best rice crispies I ever had. Shawn is a huge fan of rice crispies. I made a pan today and the girls and I each had one. He ate the rest them. Literally- in front of the TV with the pan. So I figure if he likes them, they pass.
Rice Crispy Treats
7 c. crispy rice cereal
5 c. miniature marshmallows
5 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
In a large saucepan, melt butter, marshmallows, and salt over low heat. When melted, remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir to combine. Then add rice cereal all at once. Stir until well combined
Pour into a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Butter your hand and press cereal into pan until even and flat. Let cool. Cut and eat. Yum!
If you want really even, precisely-cut bars, after the cereal has cooled, gently work the whole pan of crispies out onto a cutting board. Using a very sharp knife, cut the bars evenly.