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Crispy Rice DREAM Bar 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
How to make:
Spray a 13×9 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
Melt butter over low-medium heat in a large pot. Stir constantly and don’t let the butter burn.
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).
Melt marshmallows until almost all lumps are gone (some are okay!). I let mine melt for a few minutes past the stage pictured here:
Remove pot from heat and add cereal.
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!
Add mixture to the baking pan that you had previously set aside.
Use spatula to spread mixture to the pan’s edges. Pat the mixture to make it as level as possible.
Add the sprinkles of your choice IMMEDIATELY.
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!
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