Crispy Rice DREAM Bar Recipe

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Crispy Rice DREAM Bar Recipe

crispy rice treats recipe

Oh, do I have a treat for you today.

I want to share my ultimate go-to dessert recipe. We actually call these “Weaver Dream Bars,” but since chances are decent that your last name is not Weaver, let’s go with Crispy Rice Dream Bars! These are a tasty crowd-pleasing treat and they can be made in about 5 minutes (really). Even better? I always buy my ingredients from ALDI – and can make at least one batch for less than $5.

You will need:

:: 6 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal
:: 10 oz (1 package) large marshmallows
:: 1 Cup mini marshmallows
:: 4 TBSP butter
:: non-stick cooking spray
:: seasonal sprinkles

crispy rice treats aldi ingredients

How to make:

Spray a 13×9 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

crispy rice treats aldi nonstick spray

Melt butter over low-medium heat in a large pot. Stir constantly and don’t let the butter burn.

crispy rice treats melted butter

When butter is almost completely melted, add large marshmallows and melt over medium heat. Use a spatula to stir (spray spatula with non-stick cooking spray if it sticks to marshmallows).

crispy rice treats marshmallows

Melt marshmallows until almost all lumps are gone (some are okay!). I let mine melt for a few minutes past the stage pictured here:

crispy rice treats melted marshmallows

Remove pot from heat and add cereal.

crispy rice treats adding rice krispies

Now here’s where the bars get their “dreamy” consistency. Add your (UNMELTED) mini marshmallows to the mixture. Mix until the melted marshmallows coat the cereal. The mini marshmallows will only melt a litte bit – leaving bit pockets of gooey marshmallow in each bar. Totally dreamy!

crispy rice treats adding mini marshmallows

Add mixture to the baking pan that you had previously set aside.

crispy rice treats adding to pan

Use spatula to spread mixture to the pan’s edges. Pat the mixture to make it as level as possible.

crispy rice treats pan

Add the sprinkles of your choice IMMEDIATELY.

crispy rice treats sprinkles

Let your bars sit at room temperature to set. NEVER EVER refrigerate them – they will turn rock hard and lose any hint of dreaminess!

Cut into bars or use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes. Enjoy!

See the other RECIPES that I have posted!

44 thoughts on “Crispy Rice DREAM Bar Recipe”

  1. My favorite Aldi item to purchase is their line of Fit & Active microwavable foods – they have sandwich pockets, breakfast sandwiches, and frozen dinners – their convenience has saved me more than once!

  2. I LOVE ALDI! They always have great deals! I can’t pick just one item Because every time I go, I get a great deal in something new!

  3. My favorite thing to buy at Aldi would have to be some of their new specialty gluten free foods since they tend to also be safe for my food allergy kids.

  4. I LOVE Aldi!! My store is in the next town over so I always have to pit stop there when passing through! I would love, love, LOVE to win the gift card!!

  5. I think its too hard to pick just one item I love to but at Aldi. All of their items are terrific..from the produce, frozen foods, cheeses and seasonal food items. There is always something new and interesting to buy at Aldi!

  6. My favorite thing to purchase at Aldi’s is coffee. I just love their K-cups they are really good at a great price.

  7. I finally tried Aldi recently based on your recommendations! My favorite item to stock up on was canned beans…great price for something we use all the time.

  8. I am trying to win for my sister who shops there often. She gets many things and I know a lot of icings for her cakes she bakes is one. She is always being asked to make cakes for people’s parties.

  9. My favorite item to purchase at aldi are the fresh grapes, so much cheaper than any other store. I also love the other fruits and vegetables at aldi because they allow me to get healthy food at a more reasonable price than what the other grocery stores charge.


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