Crispy or sticky?
I like them sticky, Andy likes them crispy.
At least you have that choice when you make them.
When you buy them, you're stuck with the same thing every time. And no matter how hard I try, I cannot like store-made Rice Krispie Treats. They have a strangely chemical taste.
It can't be replicated at home.
The homemade ones are better anyways.
It's a classic: Rice Krispies, Marshmallows, and Butter.
Rice Krispie Treats (12 bars, 10 min)
6 c Rice Krispies (or any crisped rice cereal)
10 oz (4 c) mini marshmallows
3 TB butter or margarine
1. Put butter and marshmallows in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave 1 more minute.
2. Add Rice Krispies. Stir until evenly coated.
3. Press into 9x13 pan.
*This makes more sticky treats. To make them crispier, increase the amount of cereal.
*To help pat them into the pan, coat hands with butter and press by hand.
Cost: Storemade: .50 - $1.00 for one bar, Homemade: $1.59 for a 9x13 pan (equivalent to 10-12 storemade bars)
Homemade definitely wins. They are simple to make, and there are none of the chemical-tasting preservatives. You can change them to fit your tastes. And the best part is you can add leftover Christmas sprinkles!
My inspiration: The Rice Krispies box