These goodies have the scrumptious chewy texture of Rice Krispy Treats with the bonus sweetness of maple. A Bready or Not original.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: maple, no bake
Author: Beth Cato
2Tablespoonsmaple sugaror use brown sugar and more maple flavor
10ouncesminiature marshmallows1 bag
6cupsRice Krispies or similar puffed rice cereal
sprinklemaple sugar optional, or kosher or pretzel salt for the top
Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil then coat the surface with butter or non-stick spray. Stage the maple sugar, maple flavor, and marshmallows so they are ready to add quickly.
These treats can be made in the microwave or on the stovetop. Either method: on low, gradual heat, melt the butter in a large bowl.
Once the butter is melted, remove from heat and stir in the maple sugar and maple flavor. Add marshmallows and stir. This will just barely start to soften the mix, so continue to heat gradually until the marshmallows become smooth goop; in the microwave, use 20 second zaps and stir well between each pass. Stir until no white streaks remain. Remove from heat again, if needed.
Add the cereal and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix until everything is coated, then pour into the prepared pan. Quickly spread it to the corners and evenly press it down with a rubber spatula. (If the goop sticks to the spatula too much, quickly use nonstick spray on it or rub it with butter.)
When the cereal mix is even, sprinkle coarse salt and maple sugar on the top, if desired.
Let the pan cool for at least 15 minutes. Slice into bars while everything is still in the pan, then use the foil to lift them all out at once. Store for up to two days in a sealed container, with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking.