The classic, delicious Rice Krispie Treat just got even better. Two layers of gooey Rice Krispie treats with a layer of caramel sandwiched between them. You literally can’t stop at just one!
I posted the recipe for these Caramel Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats seven years ago. That’s a long time for a recipe as good as this one is to be buried deep in the archives gathering dust.
Many of you probably don’t even know this recipe exists because who scrolls back seven years?
So today these little beauties are being brought back into the spotlight so they can have their moment to shine again (and also get some much needed updated photos).
My friend brought these to a party over seven years ago. I don’t know if I should love her or hate her for bringing them and sharing the recipe. They’re freaking delicious. I’ve made them countless time and they’re a winner wherever I take them.
Sometimes I throw some extra mini marshmallows on top of the caramel layer before I had the second layer of Rice Krispies treats. . . I know, I live on the edge.
If you love the classic Rice Krispies treats and you love caramel, then you’re going to go bonkers over these. There is not one ounce of chocolate in these bars and I don’t even care.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE RICE KRISPIE TREATS?
There is no right or wrong way, it’s personal preference. I know a lot of people melt the butter and marshmallows in the microwave, but I like to use the stovetop. I put my butter in the pan and start melting it over low heat. Once the butter is almost melted, I add the marshmallows and put a lid on the pan. I let it sit for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring it a couple times during those minutes. I take it off the heat when there are still a few whole marshmallows and then just keep stirring it until they are all melted. Then I add the Rice Krispies cereal.
SHOULD I MAKE ONE BATCH AT A TIME OR A DOUBLE BATCH OF RICE KRISPIES TREATS FOR THESE BARS?
It’s best if you make one batch at a time. If you made a double batch and saved half of it for later, it will start to cool and firm up while you’re waiting for the caramel layer to set up. This will make it tricky when you go to spread that second layer on top of the caramel.
- 1 pkg. (11-14 oz) Caramels
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 5 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 41/2 cups miniature marshmallows (or about 50 regular size)
- 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
Butter at 9x13 pan. Set aside
In a large microwave safe bowl combine unwrapped caramels, sweetened condensed milk and 1/4 cup butter. Microwave on high in 1 minutes increments (stirring after each) until caramels are melted, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir until smooth and set aside.
In large saucepan melt butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated. Press mixture into 9 x 13 buttered pan. Spread caramel mixture evenly over top. Put in refrigerator while you make the second batch of Rice Krispie treats. Repeat steps for another batch of Rice Krispie treats.
You need to make two batches of Rice Krispie treats for this recipe. The ingredients listed are for a single batch.
I like melting my marshmallows and butter on the stovetop, but you can also do it in the microwave if you prefer. Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl and cook for 1 minute, stir well and repeat in 20 second increments if necessary until marshmallows are melted. Mix until marshmallows and butter are combined.
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