The Single-Serve, Microwavable Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

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In my opinion, pre-packaged Rice Krispies Treats don't hold a candle to homemade ones. That original recipe, though -- the one on the back of the cereal box -- yields enough for a middle-school bake sale. It's just too much treat for a bachelor/ette of reasonably healthy eating habits. Plus, cleaning that sticky pan is a nightmare.

When the mood strikes for a lil' something sweet, eschew the full recipe and just pop this in the microwave instead!

Single Serve Rice Krispies -- Thrillist Recipes
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Single-Serve Rice Krispies Treat Recipe

Total Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 serving

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ⅔ cup marshmallows
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • Microwave butter and marshmallows in a glass bowl or mug for 30 seconds. The marshmallows will start puffing up, so keep an eye on them so they don’t flow over the edge of the bowl.
  • Stir melted butter and marshmallows together until smooth. Mix in cereal until well blended.
  • Eat it warm immediately or mold it into a square and let it cool.