Maple Rice Krispie Treats
I absolutely love 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! These flavored Rice Krispie Treats are made with homemade maple marshmallows, but take less than an hour until you can bite right in!
Why this recipe works
This easy recipe for Rice Krispie Treats follows my recipe for Maple Marshmallows, but instead of pouring the ooey-gooey marshmallow mixture into a pan to let it set into a marshmallow texture, you pour the Rice Krispies cereal right into the marshmallow and press that mixture into a baking dish to set. The set time is much quicker because you’re not forming a marshmallow that holds its shape and structure, but instead is holding together the cereal in its chewy, gooey form.
Ingredients and notes
Maple Syrup – This is, of course, the key flavor in this fall Rice Krispie Treats recipe. This is added into the marshmallow mixture to give these Maple Rice Krispie Treats a rich, maple flavor!
Corn Syrup – Corn syrup makes the homemade marshmallow mixture sticky, gooey, and sweet, helping it hold the Rice Krispie cereal together to create a delicious bar treat! Homemade marshmallow definitely makes for the best homemade Rice Krispie Treats!
Rice Krispies – Of course you need Rice Krispies to make Maple Rice Krispie Treats, but you can also use this maple marshmallow goodness with a gluten free rice cereal or any cereal that excites you! Lots of cereals will blend deliciously with the maple marshmallow flavor.
How to make this recipe
Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper, wax paper, or non-stick foil.
Put gelatin and first 1/2 cup water into a mixing bowl and set aside.
Heat sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, salt, another 1/2 cup of water covered over medium-high heat for approximately 5 minutes.
Uncover and continue heating until the mixture reaches 240 F on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat.
Begin beating the gelatin mixture with the whisk attachment of the mixer, and slowly stream in the syrup mixture.
Beat an additional 10 minutes.
Rice Krispie Treats
Add in Rice Krispies and mix well with a greased silicone spatula.
Spread evenly into prepared pan.
Let set, then cut into bars.
Unfortunately, Rice Krispies no longer makes a gluten free cereal, however you can easily substitute Rice Krispies with a gluten free cereal and still have a delicious maple cereal treat.
You can freeze them for longer term storage, but make sure you defrost them before eating!
A few seconds in the microwave should soften the marshmallow and make your Maple Rice Krispie Treats soft and gooey again!
Tips & Tricks
- When using a candy thermometer, make sure the tip is immersed in the mixture, but is not touching the bottom of the pan.
- Be sure to spray your spatula with nonstick spray before mixing in the cereal. The marshmallow filling will be extra sticky, and this will make it easier to stir.
- It may be easier to press the maple syrup Rice Krispie Treats into the baking dish with your hands instead of a spatula. If you do this, put a little bit of non-stick spray or oil on your hands to keep the marshmallow from sticking to your hands.
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Maple Rice Krispie Treats
- 9×13 baking pan
- Hand or stand mixer with whisk attachment
- silicone spatula
- candy thermometer
- 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 Diamond Crystal
- 1/2 cup water
- 9 oz box Rice Krispies
- Line a 9×13 pan with wax paper, non-stick foil, or partment paper.
- 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 5 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 slowly stream in the syrup mixture.
- Beat an additional 10 minutes.
- Add in Rice Krispies and mix well.
- Spread evenly into prepared pan.
- Let set, then cut into squares.
This post was updated in May 2021 with new photos, an updated recipe, and additional information about the recipe.