I’ve always loved the Original Rice Krispie Treat Bars. They taste amazing—but quite different from homemade Rice Krispie treats. Although I love both homemade and blue bar treats, I’ve never figured out why the blue-wrapped treats tasted so different from the homemade recipes I would make…until recently.
By luck, I decided to make the standard Rice Krispie treat recipe using Kellogg’s Frosted Rice Krispie cereal. I was amazed at the difference. The Frosted Rice Krispies made the recipe taste very similar to the bars in the blue package. This was the ticket! I used Frosted Rice Krispie Treats and ended up with treats that tasted just like the blue bars.
3 Tbsp butter
5-1/2 cups Jet Puffed mini marshmallows
5 1/2 Cups Kellogg’s Frosted Rice Krispies Cereal
Instructions in recipe below.
Rice Krispie Treats that taste like the brand name treats. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Rice Krispie Treats Recipe That Actually Taste Like Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispie Treats that taste like the brand name treats.
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Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
No way! These treats look so dense and thick, just like the blue packaged ones! I’ll have to try them out!! Thanks!
Lucinda Nutting says
These look ridiculously good, I’ll definitely be trying them!
It looks like the sugar goes from 4g to 12g when you switch from regular rice krispies to the Frosted ones. No wonder they taste so different!
I actually prefer the regular homemade rice krispie bars . . . or ones with peanut butter added!
Anita Fowler says
Yes I prefer both and all varieties. I have a Reeses Rice Krispie treat recipe here. It was just fun to find a way to replicate the blue bars 🙂
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
You’re going to laugh, but I never even knew there was a frosted version! When we buy them to make rice krispie treats, we buy the plain kind. My kids always liked them when they were little. I’m sure they would have liked these too. 🙂 Once we made a castle out of them for a birthday cake…they make great building blocks! I might have to do this for my niece and nephews when they visit this summer…the kids all loved it!
Anita Fowler says
That is so fun Michelle! I’m going to have to try making castles out of them—great idea for a potluck with kids. It would be a hit!
My question is; are they as soft as the pre-packaged ones? I love not only the flavor but the ooey-gooey-ness of them too. Mine always get hard!