The weather in Southern Alberta has been really up and down lately. It’s been extremely cold and rainy for July, but the hot days have been hot. So I decided that I wanted to have a bit of a baking day on one of the cooler days. I ended up making these rice krispies, I made chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and cinnamon roll cookies (coming next week)!I made everything partly because I wanted to, but also because our next-door neighbours are awesome and keep mowing our lawn (and shoveling the walks in the winter… we kind-of drop the neighbour ball… oops!). I wanted to give them a bit of a thank-you-for-being-awesome-neighbours-and-sorry-we-fail-at-life-sometimes gift, and I decided that I needed to give them snacks. Everyone likes cookies of some kind, right? (Plus, my baking has been used as a currency all its own before. No shame!)This post is not sponsored in any way, but I went to the store to pick up a few cookie-baking supplies, and saw President’s Choice Maple Marshmallows. I immediately had to try them, and my gut reaction to buying them was MAKE RICE KRISPIES, because it’s been probably about 5 or 6 years since I’ve had one.Honestly, I don’t know why it took so long, because I forgot how easy rice krispie treats are to make, and these maple marshmallows are phenomenal! Honestly, if you don’t like maple (leave Canada, please… kidding!!) you can totally use just regular marshmallows. If you can’t find maple marshmallows, my thoughts are with you, but also maple extract would be a great substitute.I got this recipe right off the box of rice cereal that I bought, but it’s a classic, straightforward recipe that is a snap to make.
Yield: 1 9×13 pan of rice krispie treats
4 tbsp. (¼ c.) butter
1 400g bag President’s Choice Maple Marshmallows (or 1 400g bag regular marshmallows)
1 tsp. vanilla (or maple extract)
6 c. crisy rice cereal
Spray a 9×13 pan generously with cooking spray. Set aside.In a large, heavy bottomed pot, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and vanilla/maple, stirring constantly until all marshmallows are melted and liquidy. Remove from heat.Spray a spatula or spoon with cooking spray, and add the cereal to the marshmallow mixture, mixing to combine evenly. Pour into the prepared pan, and using the greased spatula, or your hands sprayed with more cooking spray (to prevent sticking), smooth out the mixture into an even layer.Set aside for 20-30 minutes to cool and firm up before cutting and serving.