Better Than Rice Krispie Treats: Special K Treats

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These ooey-gooey, marshmallow-y Special K cereal treats are calling your name! A hundred times better than rice krispy treats, these yummy Special K bars are perfect for movies, lunchboxes, camping, or holiday parties when you need something amazing to munch on!

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EASY SPECIAL K TREATS YOU’LL LOVE

Are you a fan of rice krispy treats? But want to try something 100% better?

These simple and quick Special K gooey treats are just as easy to make as rice krispy treats, but have a better flavor and quite honestly are just more fun to eat! 

We call them Special K treats, although they deserve a much more clever name for a treat so good. If you have any suggestions, pass them our way!

You only need a Special K cereal and a few other pantry ingredients to make this ooey-gooey goodness.

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INGREDIENTS 

  • Special K cereal 
  • brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • butter or margarine
  • marshmallows
  • vanilla

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PERFECT FOR SO MANY OCCASIONS!

This is our go-to recipe for party food, movie nights, or a Sunday evening snack. Oh, and they always make an appearance on our favorite camping meals list.

You know the times when you are craving something sweet, but not too sweet and something that has a crunch to it, but not to crunchy?

Or you need something easy for an after-school snack or a lunch box treat? Or a big game?

You can make a giant bowl of these Special K cereal treats in just a few minutes. Serve it right out of the bowl or scoop them into individual servings for a more grab-n-go option.

Well, don’t take my word for it. Give these a try and let me know how much you love them!

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HERE’S THE RECIPE

For the record, I’m not sure where my Mom even got this recipe, but it’s a keeper folks. You will love it!

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Special K Treats


Description

Better than Rice Krispie treats, these Special K treats are quick to make and perfect for a party, movie treat, camping treat, or dessert.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups butter or margarine (see notes)
  • 50 large marshmallows
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 18 oz. box of Special K cereal

Instructions

  1. Combine brown sugar, sugar, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce to medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until it is all combined.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Add cereal.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto wax paper for individual servings or place in large buttered bowl to snack from.

Notes

The original recipe calls for 2 cups of butter, but that is A LOT! I use only 1 cup and it turns out just fine. However, it is best eaten right after it’s made. If you use the full 2 cups, it will stay softer longer.

Keywords: Special K, Cookies, Treats, Rice Krispie Treats

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1 comment

Juli August 19, 2013 - 4:28 am

Mmmm! Can’t wait to try them!! They look evilly delicious! 🙂

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