Sometimes the easiest recipes are the biggest crowd pleasers. Case in point: Rice Krispies Treats. I can make an impressive tart or biscuits from scratch, but what ends up being the most requested are snacks made out of children's breakfast cereals

But hey - it's cold outside and when in doubt, whiskey is always a good idea.

Salted Caramel Bourbon Treats via


5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup (about 20) soft caramel squares

1 bag (about 10 oz.) miniature marshmallows

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Spray a 9-inch square pan liberally with cooking spray. In a large bowl, measure out Rice Krispies. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter, caramels and marshmallows, stirring constantly over medium heat until completely smooth. Remove from heat, add bourbon, salt and vanilla. Stir until evenly mixed. 
  3. Pour mixture over Rice Krispies, folding quickly until all cereal is thoroughly coated. Spread into prepared pan, using a spatula covered in cooking spray to pack down. Let cool before cutting into squares.

Adapted from Foodie with Family

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