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Rice Crispy Treats -- "Plain" or Extras?

I know that probably everyone out there knows how to make the normal rice crispy treats and I thought everyone also did like I did and added things to the normal recipe however I've been surprised every time I've shared Rice Crispy treats with others around here because they always seem shocked with the things I've added and hadn't ever eaten anything but the regular ones.

On the other hand I have actually never made what I call "plain" rice crispy treats. Mine always have something added. My "go to recipe" is adding peanut butter (you knew that was coming if you read my old posts, lol). But I've also added shaved almond bark and flake coconut before -- they were really good and didn't last long at all.

I've also stirred in m&m 's, chopped peanuts, pineapple (with flake coconut of course), and many other items.

It made me curious.

If you make rice crispy treats, do you use the basic recipe on the box or do you add your own twist?
What types of things do you like to add to them?

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wolfgirl569 wrote on April 6, 2015, 4:47 PM

I love the basic recipe, but have added chocolate chips before. Never tried peanut butter

Kasman wrote on April 6, 2015, 4:56 PM

I have never liked rice crispie treats (or crispie cakes as we call them in the UK) but this is probably because I have never eaten any other than the plain variety. Your alternative recipes sound delicious. I shall pass this on to my personal chef! emoticon :smile:

melon1234 wrote on April 6, 2015, 6:15 PM

I've never made rice crispy treats before but my sister in laws have, they make the regular ones though

WordChazer wrote on April 7, 2015, 7:58 AM

M&Ms sound good as an addition. M&M flavored vanilla ice cream (home made by a Belgian couple who run a small van in Westerlo) is really quite divine, so I can imagine that crispy treats with added M&Ms woud be too. My work colleague makes rocky road crispy treats and I was told when I first tried them that my face was a picture of bliss.

Last Edited: April 7, 2015, 8:00 AM

momathome wrote on April 7, 2015, 6:02 PM

WordChazer I've made those, too! My families favorite of course is the peanut butter ones but we are peanut butter junkies around here, lol.

BeadDoodler wrote on April 9, 2015, 6:43 AM

I don't make ANYthing by the recipe. I just use it for a guide. Good for you.

CalmGemini wrote on April 23, 2015, 5:31 AM

NO, I have not made the rice crispy treats of any type,though I would very much like to have some made by you.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 13, 2015, 2:11 PM

I like plain old rice crispy treats. They are sweet enough by themselves to be truly enjoyed. Why add to simple perfection?