If you know me then you know I love me a Rice Krispie treat. I’ve made so many over the years I can’t keep count. I love experimenting with different flavours. In the past I’ve made Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispies, as well as throwing in things like chocolate chips and marshmallows.
I’ve hit the jackpot with this one. I love the tartness of the cranberries mixed with the snowy white chocolate. Perfect for a treat after playing in the snow, or taking the dog for a winter walk.
I’ve used Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in this recipe because I love their taste and crunchiness. I haven’t been compensated by Kellogg’s in any way.
Another thing I like to use is the 1/2 cup squares of margarine. You can use butter if you like, but I can find margarine in convenient squares in the grocery. It’s fast and it’s one less thing I have to measure.
So, let’s tuck in and get started. Spray a 9X13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large pan melt 1/2 cup of margarine or butter under medium/low heat. You don’t want to burn your fat before things get started. Then add about 400/450 grams of mini marshmallows. I think the bags come in 400 or 450 gram size. Whichever it is use the whole bag. If you get the 1 kg size, like I do, then eyeball about 1/2 the bag. Stir until all the marshmallows have melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla.
Now we’ll have to work quickly as the mixture sets up fast. Add the rice Krispies, cranberries, white chocolate chips and stir to combine. You’ll want to have a nice, even distribution of ingredients. Then add about a cup or so of mini marshmallows. Pour the mixture into the 9×13 pan and press down to make an even layer. I like to wet my hands with some cold water and then press down. That way the melted marshmallow won’t stick so much and you can work the corners better than with a spatula. Place the pan in the fridge to cool. About an hour or so. When done, remove from the pan and cut into squares.
This batch makes about 48 one inch squares, but you can cut them larger if you like. Another tip for making it a bit fancier is to drizzle some melted white chocolate on top before you cut the squares. Just take 1/2 cup of white chocolate and a teaspoon of butter and microwave for 30 seconds. Then stir until all the chips are melted. Use a fork and dip it in the melted chocolate and drizzle over the rice Krispies.
White Chocolate Cranberry Krispie Treats
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 450 grams mini marshmallows
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 6 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
Spray a 9x13 pan with baking spray. Set aside.
In a large saucepan melt the 1/2 butter over medium/low heat. When melted add the 450 grams of mini marshmallows. Stir until melted.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Stir to blend. Quickly add the Kellogg's Rice Krispies, cranberries, and white chocolate chips. Stir to even distribute. Then add the mini marshmallows. Stir again.
Place the mixture into the prepared 9x13 pan and press down with a spatula. If desired wet your hands with cool water and press down the mixture to make a nice even layer. Place in the fridge to cool for about an hour.
When cooled and firm, remove from pan and cut into squares.