Delightfully buttery and deliciously sweet, these Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are a great alternative to the traditional ones using marshmallows. These will become a new favorite for everyone!
Certain things remind me of childhood in New Zealand. The smell of the ocean, the sounds of Dave Dobbyn, and the taste of these Caramel Rice Krispie Treats. I believe we used to call them Rice Bubble Toffee – but I think they’re better described as above, or as Caramel Rice Krispie Squares. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you!
I found this recipe written on a very well marked piece of paper, pasted into a big recipe book that my mother used when I was a kid. Mum used make these for birthday parties, and we’d all fight over the last one of these (we probably fought over the first one too, if I’m honest!), and as soon as I saw this gem of a recipe, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I made it for MY children.
I love that they literally come together super fast, and yet – SUPER delicious. Isn’t that always the way? The simpler the better, right?Delightfully buttery and deliciously sweet, these Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are a great alternative to the traditional ones using marshmallows. These will become a new favorite for everyoneClick To Tweet
I love making these in little muffin cups (grease them so they don’t stick) and using a small cookie scoop to pack it in, and create yummy little domed balls of heaven. I guess if I was to make these in muffin cups ALL the time, I’d have to rename to Caramel Rice Krispie Balls, but I think I’ll stick with what I have!
I was talking to a friend while making these, and kept saying “this is the best thing I’ve eaten in a LONG time”. And they are. They REALLY are.
What recipes remind you of YOUR childhood?
However you choose to make them, they’re delicious in either form. Resist the urge to cut them before they’re fully cooled, or they can become crumbly. And you’ll have to lick the crumbs off your countertop.
Okay, maybe that’s just me.
This recipe uses a basic caramel sauce recipe, with the addition of honey – it really does make a difference!!
How to make Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
- Melt together equal parts butter and sugar, plus a little honey.
- Bring to a boil, and let cook for 5 minutes.
- Add rice krispies and stir together until every piece of cereal is coated.
- Either press into an 8×8 tin, or scoop into domes into mini muffin cups.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Just 4 ingredients, that you probably already have:
- 4 oz salted butter
- 4 oz brown sugar
- 1 Tbs honey
- 3 ½ cups rice krispie cereal
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt together the butter, brown sugar and honey.
Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes (watching carefully, and stirring often).
Mix in the rice krispie cereal, and mix until well combined.
Either press into an 8x8 tin, or scoop into domes into mini muffin cups.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.