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Pure Maple Rice Krispie Treats

Every box of Rice Krispies has a recipe on the back. Lord knows Rice Krispie treats are as simple and classic as they get! But if rice goes with almost anything, why wouldn’t Rice Krispies…so why stop at just butter and marshmallows? That question sent me down the rabbit hole of exploring, experimenting, and embracing different flavors to compliment the current season I’m in. Right now, that’s fall. My absolute favorite time of year. I know you are going to love how the addition of pure maple syrup slowly builds with each chew, so let’s get to it and make my Maple Rice Krispie Treats!

Maple Rice Krispie Treats

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Susanna Grace Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

278

kcal
Resting Time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

You won’t believe how a touch of pure maple syrup transforms this classic treat!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter (salted or unsalted)

  • 3 Tablespoons Pure maple syrup (not flavored corn syrup)

  • 6 ounces Marshmallows (about half a large bag)

  • 3 cups Rice Krispie (or other rice puff cereal)

Directions

  • Place a medium to large size pot on the stove and turn to medium low. While your pot is heating up lay out and measure your ingredients so they are ready to go. 
  • Add your butter, allowing to melt and coat the bottom of your pot. Next, add in your maple syrup stirring to combine.
  • Add your marshmallows and allow to melt, stirring occasionally. You want the majority of the mallows to be melted but not completely. While the mallows are melting go ahead and grease your container/dish.
  • Remove from heat and immediately add in your Krispies, mixing until everything is coated thoroughly.
  • Pour into greased container/dish and gently press down to even out. Let stand for at least 10 minutes or until cool.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • An excellent way to level these creates up is to lightly brown your butter for 2-4 minutes and to add a pinch of flaky sea salt as soon as you add your rice cereal! Allow to cool completely if you wish to cut into squares and store. Feel free to eat right away if you don’t mind a big gooey mess! Also, instead of using an 8 by 8 or 9 by 13 inch pan, I use a smaller meal prep container in order to get super thick crunchy Krispie treats. Choose your container/dish based on how thick or thin you want your treats to be!
  • Since this recipe comes together and sets quickly… time is of the essence. Which is why I recommend pulling together all your ingredients and measuring BEFORE you start.
  • I choose to grease my dish with a leftover butter wrapper, but you can spray with your oil or choice.
  • I do recommend eating pure maple syrup, in general. It’s natural and as a result the flavor is unparalleled.
  • Store at room temperature, covered tightly. Or slice into squares and store in an airtight container or bag.
  • Please note the nutritional information below was calculated using a calculator designed by: Verywell Fit. This information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but should not be taken as medical advice 🙂 

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


Calories278

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8.8g 14%
    • Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8%
  • Sodium 135mg 6%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 49.5g 17%
    • Sugars 29.6g
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 11%
  • Vitamin D 31%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Rice Krispies and Fall

Rice Krispie treats and fall go together like pb&j. And while I tend to think all things pumpkin and apple the moment the weather dips, maple is perfection in this recipe. When it comes to Rice Krispies there’s a fine line between adding enough flavor and adding too much moisture. If you’ve ever bitten into a Rice Krispie treat that’s mushed instead of crunched… this is where it all went wrong.

This is NOT a smack you in the face with MAPLE Rice Krispie treat. Instead, a slow build of flavor that releases as you chew. *It whispers cooler weather instead of yelling it*

These treats happen to pair perfectly with my Spiced Hot Chocolate … a combo that will make you grab the fuzziest of blankets so you can sit outside on the porch while you call a best friend. You’ll be so glad you took the time to catch up on life and love, disappointments and pain too. Sharing life with loved ones over good food and drink is truly the best medicine of all. At least it has been for me!

History of the Rice Krispie Treat

There isn’t anything that isn’t wildly debated, however, the creation of the beloved dessert known as Rice Krispie treats has been credited to Mildred Day of Iowa. Created all the way back in 1927. It is said that she may have gained inspiration for this idea from a treat popular in the early 1900s made with puffed wheat and molasses… which came to be during the widespread ration of certain foods during World War 1.

Mildred originally pulled together this treat for a fundraiser for a Camp Fire Girls (rebranded to Camp Fire) fundraiser. And well. The rest is a literal history that we get to whip up and enjoy today!

Let Me Know

Have you ever played around with Rice Krispie flavor combinations? Let me know down below. If not, you really should! And while I hope you decide to make my Maple Rice Krispie treats there are so many other fun variations of both savory and sweet waiting your perusal on both Pinterest and Google. If rice pairs with almost anything… there’s no reason Rice Krispies can’t. Embrace the changing seasons with this simple treat- whether you’re in fall, winter, spring or summer!

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6 Comments

  1. These. Are. FABulous! I’m not a sweets lover but when I saw Susanna share these on Instagram I knew I had to make them immediately. Only problem? I couldn’t find Rice Krispies for 10 days. As soon as I did I whipped up a batch of these. Oh my word are these amazing and so easy to make! I browned the butter (it makes everything better), added Crown Maple Syrup (divine) and plenty of sea salt. I love to top sweet treats with flaky sea salt. I ate half the pan of treats, all by myself, in one afternoon…they’re that good!

    • Susanna Grace

      Tear! I’m thrilled to hear you love these as much as I do 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to not only make them, but also to come back and leave a review!! I love that you added vanilla and topped the treats with extra flaky sea salt. I will certainly be doing that myself next time… which might just be this afternoon HAHA XO Susanna

  2. If you’re looking for something to fulfill those fall cravings look no further. These are so quick and easy and SO yummy! The maple adds the perfect touch, and you can never go wrong with a Rice Krispie treat!

  3. I will never make Rice Krispie treats without maple syrup again! These are soooo delicious. One simple ingredient truly takes these treats to the next level.

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