Everybody loves chewy Caramel Rice Krispies Squares. Remember when Kelloggs used to print recipes on the back of their cereal boxes? This was before the internet, and you would cut out the recipe and write it down in your recipe book. This recipe was cut out and saved by my sister about 25 years ago, and was called Caramel Crisps, but really they are just Caramel Rice Krispies Squares.
When I was growing up, Rice Krispies Squares was a treat at most kids birthday parties. It might be an old fashioned dessert now, but I still love the nostalgia when eating them. In Australia, Rice Krispies cereal is called Rice Bubbles (still made by Kelloggs), and Rice Krispies Squares are not very common here (and no Rice Bubbles Squares either). It’s more common to have Honey Joys at kid’s birthday parties instead, which I absolutely love. Kellogg’s sell Rice Krispies Squares in our supermarkets as kids lunch box treats and they are called LCM’s. I have no idea what that means, or why they call it that.
Rice Krispy Squares are so much tastier with caramels. My Caramel Rice Krispies Squares are super easy to make, with only 4 ingredients. The hardest thing you might need is the chewy caramel squares, which are hard to come by in Australia. Werther’s makes a similar type of chewy caramels as Kraft makes , just don’t buy the hard Werther’s caramels or they won’t melt properly. Jersey caramels are also not the right kind of caramel. Like I said, finding the right caramel is the hardest part, but after that it’s smooth sailing.
Caramel Rice Krispies Squares are so easy to make, and taste amazing when they are still warm. It may seem ridiculous, but I can’t get enough of this nostalgic treat. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 397g (14oz) pkg chewy caramels (Kraft or Werthers)
- ¼ cup milk
- 5 teaspoons butter
- 5 cups Rice Krispies
- Melt caramels, milk and butter together over a low heat. Mix well.
- Remove from heat and stir in cereal until completely coated in the caramel mixture.
- Quickly press into a greased 9" square pan and chill until sets. Cut into squares to serve.