Maple Rice Krispie Treats

Maple Rice Krispie Treats

I’m a sucker for anything maple.  Living in New England I am constantly enticed by various maple items from lattes to meats (yep!) to donuts. I’ve tried them all, and they’re always delicious.  Maple just makes everything better which is why I had to make these Maple Rice Krispie Treats!

 

A hand placing a fourth rice krispie treat on a stack of three maple rice krispie treats in front of a white background

Did you know that if you have a candy thermometer (they’re not at all expensive!), it’s actually easy to make your own marshmallows? The hardest part is keeping your utensils from sticking to them! In this case, though, you don’t have to worry about that because you’ll be pouring the mixture straight into the Rice Krispies! And when you make your own marshmallows, you can create any sort of delicious marshmallow flavor you want…like maple!

How to Make Maple Marshmallows

You will most likely want a stand mixer for this, but you can make it with a handheld mixer too. If you’re using a stand mixer, I recommend the whisk attachment, but you can use whatever you have! In the mixing bowl of your mixer, you’ll put water and gelatin into the bowl and let it sit. While that’s sitting, you’ll combine the rest of the ingredients except for the Rice Krispies in a saucepan over medium-high heat, covered for 4 minutes. Then uncover and clip your candy thermometer onto the side of the pot.  When using a candy thermometer, you want to make sure the end of the thermometer is in the liquid, but not touching the bottom of the pot.

 

A hand holding a whisk covered in maple marshmallow over a white marble surface in front of a grey background

 

Once the mixture hits 240 F, you’ll remove the pan from the heat and start running your mixer on low. Slowly add the hot mixture.  Once the full hot mixture is added, turn the mixer up a notch or two, and mix for 12-13 minutes. You should now have a bowl full of sticky, melty marshmallow.  

How to Make Maple Rice Krispie Treats

Using a rubber spatula sprayed with non-stick spray, stir in the Rice Krispies until evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture, then pour into a lined 9×13 pan and let set. Before cutting, spray a knife with non-stick spray, then cut into squares.

A stack of 3 maple rice krispie treats on a white marbled surface in front of a grey background and a few more maple rice krispie treats in a single layer

The couple extra steps involved in making these delicious Maple Rice Krispie Treats is well worth the perfect maple flavor!

Love Rice Krispie Treats?  Check out these Nutella Rice Krispie Treats!

Maple Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 20 bars (depends on how big you cut them!)

Ingredients

  • 3 pkg unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 9 oz box Rice Krispies

Instructions

  • Put gelatin and first 1/2 cup water into a mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Heat sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, salt, and the other 1/2 cup of water covered over medium high heat for approximately 4 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue heating until the mixture reaches 240 F.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Begin beating the gelatin mixture with the whisk attachment of the mixer, and very slowly pour in the syrup mixture.
  • Beat an additional 12-13 minutes.
  • Add in Rice Krispies and mix well.
  • Spread into a 9x13 pan that is lined with wax paper or non-stick foil. Spread evenly.
  • Let set, then cut into squares.

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