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These rice crispy bars are not dry and crunchy like so many. They are ooey and gooey with pockets of melty marshmallow.
I have never been a huge fan of rice crispy treats. Dry and crunchy? No thanks, give me something chocolate.
But not too long ago, I found myself with about 10 bags of marshmallows, and needed to do something with them. And after making these once, I was pleased to have all of those bags….. so I could make more!
I checked several places to find a recipe that wouldn’t be as dry as what I remembered, and settled on this one. What makes all the difference are the extra mini marshmallows that you stir in at the end which only partially melt. This leaves you with gooey pockets of partially melted marshmallow. Divine!
I have to admit, I was skeptical. I assumed that these minis would harden back up into their original form. Nope. They retain their partially melted state of gooiness.
I doubled the recipe here, and made one plain pan and one that I patted a cup of chocolate chunks onto.
You’ve gotta try these! I’m telling you, they have completely changed my view of rice crispy treats forever.
Do you prefer your rice crispy bars plain or with extra goodies on top?