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by Caitlin Saniga

I'm a fan of rice crispie treats that are on the verge of gooey, so adding that extra cup of super-tiny marshmallows really softens each bite.

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup ultra-mini marshmallows (or chopped mini marshmallows)
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

These are the ultra-mini marshmallows I used. Cute, huh? I found them at a bulk foods market in Ohio. If you don't have these, that's fine! Just slice mini marshmallows in half, or heck, leave them whole for even bigger pockets of fluff.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the 4 cups of mini marshmallows and stir until melted. Add the milk and vanilla, and stir constantly for about 1 minute.

Remove the marshmallow mixture from heat. Add the cereal. Stir with a greased wooden spoon until the cereal is well coated in the marshmallow mixture. Add the ultra-mini marshmallows and stir quickly to mix them in.

Spray your hands with cooking oil. Pour the mixture into a greased 13X9 pan, and use your fingertips to press the mixture evenly and firmly into the pan.

Let cool for about 30 minutes. Make 3 cuts lengthwise, and 5 cuts on the width.

Makes 24.

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