Did you know you can make Rice Krispies Treats with canned frosting? I did it once, and here’s the recipe along with a terrible pictures. The frosting Krispies Treats, as I recall, were very sweet. I’m glad I tried the recipe, but I think I’ll stick with the browned butter version.
Rice Krispies Treats with Canned Frosting — Quickie Krispies
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 can (15-16 oz) ready-to-spread frosting (the original recipe rec. Pillsbury Vanilla)
5 cups crisp rice cereal
Grease a 13×9 inch pan or line with foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
In large bowl, stir together corn syrup, melted butter and frosting until well blended. Stir in cereal until coated thoroughly. Dump mixture into prepared pan and press to fit. Chill for 1/2 hour or until firm.
Grasp foil or parchment and lift from pan. Place on a cutting board and cut into about 24 squares.
Store in refrigerator.
When you say “plain syrup” are you referring to pancake syrup or maple syrup? Any other syrup other than corn syrup would probably add a wonky flavor. I wouldn’t advise changing syrups.
yum can you use just plain syrup too?!
Thanks for the idea of adding coconut.
Marshmallow treats never go out of style, that’s for sure.
The Coffee Recipe sounds very good. I make Marshmallow treats quite often since it is so easy and my grandkids just love them. I will vary with my additions to coconut, which makes them more chewy, to peanut butter (chunky) to my favorite —-butter brickle bits—–oh so good.
I always add about 1/4 cup of chunky peanut butter when I make rice krispies treats.
The frosting recipes sounds great but rich! You’ve inspired me…I’m making rice krispies along with a chocolate chip pound cake to take to a meeting I have on Friday.
Have you tried using the new strawberry jet-puffed marshmallows? They make a great combination with the choco/vanilla rice krispies or the berry rice krispies!
Debbi, that sounds good.
Gigi, I suppose the frosting version is vegan. That is, if you make sure to use a vegan butter sub and a frosting without dairy. I used the Pillsbury Classic White and didn’t notice any dairy or gelatin on the label.
I made Rice Krispy treats a few years ago with a non-marshmallow based recipe (I’m a vegetarian and virtually all mass market marshmallows contain gelatin) and they came out quite good. Of course, now I’m craving them and can’t find the recipe. AARRGGHH!!! It definitely didn’t have canned frosting in it…never would have considered using that as a substitute for marshmallows. Maybe the recipe I used had Fluff (which doesn’t contain gelatin). I think a Google search is in my future.
Yum – I usually make the classic version but I add butterscotch chips to the marshmallows. 🙂