I LOVE Rice Crispy Treats. And I use to make them all the time. But I got so sick of them being so darn hard. I fooled around with the recipe, but there are so many out there that use the same ingredients but have varying amounts of each...so I thought I couldn't screw it up too much right? Am I the only one with this problem? Well, I figured it out! So I have three simple solutions to making fantastic rice crispy treats. Or, at least they work for me.
1. Use less rice crispies than marshmallows. Seems silly, but every recipe I see calls for more rice crispies. Less is more. For a 9x13in pan, I use a whole bag (16oz) of marshmallows and only 5 cups of rice crispies, and 1/4 cup butter.
2. Grease your pan. Gee what an original idea. Seriously, don't skip this part, even if you think "it's just rice crispy treats). Or you can use parchment paper.
3. Stick it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. That's all. Cut and enjoy. They come out soft and chewy, the way they were meant to be!