Lemon Rice Krispies Treats
These extra delicious Lemon Rice Krispie Treats are better than the original with a bright, bold lemon flavor! This fabulously easy rice krispie treats recipe is sure to be a new favorite!
- 16 ounces mini marshmallows divided
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice ~1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest optional
- ½ cup unmelted white or yellow candy melts this makes about ⅓ cup melted candy melts
- 1 tablespoon shortening or coconut oil or vegetable oil
Prepare a 9x13 baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium low heat, stirring frequently.
Measure out 1 cup of mini marshmallows and set aside. Add the rest of the marshmallows in with the butter and stir frequently until melted.
Once melted, take off heat and add in the lemon juice, honey, and vanilla extract (and/or lemon extract) and stir to combine.
Stir in remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and cereal. Once all combined, transfer it to the 9x13 inch baking pan and press down gently to create an even surface.
In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the candy melts and shortening or oil for 15 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue to melt in increments of 15 seconds until fully melted.
Drizzle over the rice krispie treats using a fork or piping bag. Sprinkle with additional lemon zest if desired.
Let your rice krispies treats cool down in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until set. Slice and serve.
Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 3mg