Nerds Rice Krispie Treats. Because everything is better with Nerds.
In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes an event pops up where you might need to bring a sweet treat. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily have time to bake one. That’s where no-bake treats come in! And this recipe might not be exactly Christmasy (in other words, it’s not peppermint) but it is very festive! Think colored Christmas lights!
It’d be pretty perfect for a rainbow birthday party too, now that I think about it. But given my love affair with Nerds, I’m pretty sure Nerds Rice Krispie treats are perfect for any event and any season.
And they couldn’t be easier to make. Just like my recipe for the best Rice Krispie treats, these start with butter and marshmallows. Mix ’em together over medium heat until they are melted. Then you coat the Nerds and Rice Krispies cereal with your marshmallow mixture. Press (gently!) into a prepared pan. DONE. That’s it!
I draw your attention to gently pressing the mixture into your prepared pan. This is important. Have you ever had a Rice Krispie treat that you can barely bite through? Tough, hard, and basically icky? That’s because whoever made them pressed them to death and smashed them into the pan. You want your Rice Krispie treat to remain light and airy so that biting into them doesn’t make your mouth, teeth and gums hurt.
Aren’t they pretty?
- 16 ounces marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- [10 ounces Nerds (two 5-ounce packages)]
- Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a very large and deep pan, mix together marshmallows and butter over medium heat. Stir frequently until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal and Nerds candy until completely coated.
- Spread into prepared pan. Spray one hand with nonstick cooking spray and use that hand to gently press the mixture into an even layer. Do not press too hard.
- Let cool completely before cutting into bars and storing in an airtight container.
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Husband’s take: He ate more than a few of these.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Super easy.
PS: I just found this on Amazon. Whhhhhaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!!?
For the record, Nerds has no idea I’m creating these recipes nor do they know I’m obsessed with their candy. And they’re definitely not paying me.