Looking for a delightful treat that’s perfect for any occasion? Look no further than these Rolo Rice Krispies Squares! This irresistible combination of gooey caramel and crispy cereal is a crowd-pleaser that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you craving more.
Whether you’re planning a family get-together, a potluck dinner, or simply indulging in some self-care, these squares are a fantastic choice. So, let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to make these sweet delights that are sure to steal the show.
Rolo Rice Krispies Squares Recipe
For the Rice Krispies Base:
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 package (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Caramel Layer:
- 1 bag of Rolo candies (approximately 40-45 pieces)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Type: Munchie
- Difficulty: Easy
- Prepare Your Pan:
Start by lining a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal later. You can also lightly grease the pan if you prefer.
- Melt the Butter and Marshmallows:
In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the unsalted butter. Stir in the miniature marshmallows and continue to stir until they are completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Combine with Rice Krispies:
Pour the melted marshmallows mixture over the Rice Krispies cereal in a large mixing bowl. Gently fold and stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
- Press into the Pan:
Transfer the Rice Krispies mixture to the prepared baking pan. Using a spatula or your hands (lightly greased or using parchment paper to prevent sticking), press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan. Set aside to cool while you prepare the caramel layer.
- Make the Caramel Layer:
Unwrap the Rolo candies and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the heavy cream to the bowl with the Rolos. Microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between, until the Rolos are fully melted and the caramel mixture is smooth.
- Pour Caramel Over the Rice Krispies:
Once the caramel mixture is smooth, pour it evenly over the Rice Krispies layer in the pan. Use a spatula to spread it out to the edges, ensuring an even coating.
- Cool and Set:
Allow the Rolo Rice Krispies Squares to cool at room temperature for about 2 hours or until the caramel layer is set. You can speed up this process by placing the pan in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
- Cut and Serve:
Once completely set, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the square out of the pan. Place it on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut it into squares or rectangles of your desired size.
Your Rolo Rice Krispies Squares are ready to be devoured. The Mini Rolos have melted completely, infusing each bite with a delightful chocolate caramel flavor. These squares are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings.
There you have it – a simple yet incredibly delicious recipe for Rolo Rice Krispies Squares that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for a stoner’s delight or simply want to enjoy a delightful treat, these squares are sure to hit the spot.
So, gather your ingredients, follow our easy steps, and indulge in the gooey, chocolatey goodness of these delectable treats. Don’t forget to share with your friends, because these squares are too good to keep to yourself!