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Special K Treats

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


  • 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


  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.


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.