Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats
QUICK! Run to your nearest grocery store and find the Campfire Lemon Marshmallows. Grab some vanilla chips (or white chocolate chips if you can find the real thing), some yellow bunny Peeps (optional), Rice Krispies cereal if you don’t have any and make these delicious, spring-inspired (Easter!) Rice Krispies Treats!
These were so easy to make and delicious! I don’t know if I can ever eat a plain Rice Krispies Treat again, love the tang from the lemon!
Besides the Campfire marshmallows, which also come in key lime, I added some white vanilla chips and some lemon zest to the marshmallow mixture. I love Rice Krispies Treats and enjoy coming up with different ideas and flavors. All the flavored marshmallows of late are great! You could easily get away with making these with regular marshmallows if you can’t find the lemon ones and just add more zest and some lemon juice.
Lemon Vanilla Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!
8 ounces Campfire Lemon Marshmallows
3 tablespoon unsalted butter
3/4 cup white vanilla chips, divided use
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
zest of half a lemon
5 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal
Yellow bunny Peeps (optional)
Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with nonstick foil (or foil sprayed with cooking spray). Set aside.
In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, butter and 1/2 cup of the white chips. Microwave on high for 45-60 seconds. When melted, stir all together to combine. Add the vanilla extract and lemon zest. Stir to mix. Add the cereal and stir to combine. This always works the best with a wooden spoon. Once it is all mixed together, stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of white vanilla chips. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and press down evenly (I love using a potato masher!). Lay Peeps over the treats and press down slightly. They will stick while the treats are firming up. Once set, remove them from the pan using the foil edges. Peel the foil off the treats and cut them on a cutting board.