My name is Jacob and I am 32 and I haven't made marshmallow Rice Krispie squares before. Yes this is quite a confession. And it's one I've since corrected. My recipe for marshmallow bites is so simple and straight forward, yet at the same time not only are these fun to make, they're so pleasing to eat (and share if you have any left).
Hands-on Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 2-3 hours
75g (plus extra for greasing) Unsalted butter
1/2 tsp Fine salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
150g Rice Krispies / Rice pops
20cm Square cake tin
Cut two lengths of baking parchment as wide as the cake tin. They need to be long enough to line the bottom and sides.
Grease the bottom and sides of the tin with the butter. Line with one piece of paper. Grease the middle of the paper covering the base of the tin. Lay the second piece of paper over the first piece, making an X, so all 4 sides of the tin are lined.
Add the 75g of butter, salt, and vanilla to the saucepan. Place over a medium heat and stir until the butter has melted and is bubbling.
Add the marshmallows and constantly stir until they have melted and you have a gooey sticky mixture.
Turn off the heat. Add the Rice Krispies and keep stirring until they are fully coated. You will find the mixture is getting rather sticky and stringy!
Transfer the mixture into the lined cake tin.
Take some of the butter and rub it over your fingers and palm like moisturiser (do bear with me on this).
The mixture should be cool enough to touch. Using the palm of your hand, press the mixture into the tin until it is as flat and even as possible and there are no visible gaps.
Leave the set in the tin for a couple of hours.
Once set, remove from the tin using the baking parchment. The sides and underneath will be a little sticky, so it’s best to peel the paper off before you cut it up into little bites.
If you’re making this in advance it’s best to store the bites in a piece of Tupperware with a lid. I would leave the bites on a piece of baking parchment so they’re easier to take out when you want to tuck in!