Bacon and Salted Caramel Crispy Rice Cereal Treats
Why This Recipe Works
Getting crispy rice cereal treats to be tender and chewy isn't a difficult task as long as you have the right ratio of ingredients. We started by melting 8 tablespoons of butter along with two 10-ounce packages of marshmallows, a couple of teaspoons of vanilla, and salt. To ensure the chewiest texture, we limited the evaporation of water from the melting butter and marshmallows by stirring in the crispy rice cereal just as the marshmallows were fully melted. Dampening our hands before pressing the mixture into the pan prevented sticking. We added some crispy bacon, a drizzle of caramel, and a bit of extra salt for a savory yet sweet treat.