As part of our ongoing series on cannabis edibles, today we’ll be going over the classic steps for making rich & gooey rice crispy treats but with a THC twist. For more interesting edibles ideas, check out this article.
If you’re looking to make cannabis-infused rice krispie treats then you’ve found the right place. First, let’s start with the basics: The Original Rice Krispies Treat Recipe, as given to us by the fine folks at Kellogg’s themselves. Why mess with perfection?
For ingredients you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 40oz package of marshmallows OR 4 cups of mini marshmallows
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
And our method is:
- Step #01: Melt butter in saucepan over low heat; add in marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
- Step #02: Remove from heat and add in Rice Krispies cereal, stirring until completely mixed.
- Step #03: Using a buttered spatula press mixture evenly into a 13×9-inch pan well-coated with cooking spray; lining said pan with wax paper first is also recommended, though not strictly required.
- Step #04: Let cool to room temperature before cutting into 2-inch squares; makes 12 servings.
What that will get you is, again, the classic Rice Krispies treat. But you’re on a site devoted to the world of cannabis, so let’s talk about how you can transform this basic recipe into something a bit more “special.”
Infusing your Rice Krispie Treats with THC
Using the above recipe as a template, here are some modifications you can make to maximize your edible’s potential:
Replace Your Butter with Cannabis Butter
If you want to turn your rice crispy treats into bonafide marijuana edibles, swapping out your regular butter for cannabis butter is the most basic and easy way to do so. Take extra care when heating it on the stovetop, though, as you want to avoid boiling away the THC and other cannabinoids preserved within.
Replace Your Marshmallows with Cannabis Marshmallows
These sweet treats are a popular item at cannabis bakeries and easy to make at home (if you have the right equipment); for an extra hit of marijuana goodness toss these in as an ingredient along with your cannabis-infused butter.
Use Your Cannabis Butter Instead of Cooking Spray
Anyone who’s ever made rice krispie treats before knows the importance of ensuring that every last millimeter of your receiving pan must be greased and greased thoroughly. Though cooking spray is fast and easy any kind of oil will do, so why not use one that’s been infused? Cannabis butter is fairly standard for this type of recipe but you could also use cannabis-infused olive oil or even coconut oil for this; just remember that these oils then become ingredients, and their flavor will carry over to the final treat.
Switch Up Your Flavors
Though this won’t contribute to the psychoactive nature of your edibles you can mix it up and create some unique flavor combinations by using different brands/flavors of cereal or marshmallows. Nearly any puffed-rice-based cereal (such as Fruity Pebbles) makes an excellent substitute for the Rice Krispies. Just think: Cannabis-infused Cocoa Pebbles treats made with chocolate marshmallows and topped with a layer of dark chocolate ganache? Yes, your friends will want that recipe.
Side Note: Using a Microwave
It is possible to make this recipe with only the use of a microwave oven if you lack access to a stove burner or saucepan for any reason. We recommend using miniature marshmallows for this technique, as they will melt more evenly in the heat of the microwave. Try to heat your cannabis butter in short, even bursts, stopping every 15-20 seconds to stir the mixture around and let it cool slightly.
Otherwise proceed with the recipe as normal, emptying your mix into a well-greased pan or casserole dish when done. Take care not to burn your hands as this mixture will likely be incredibly hot for quite some time after being removed from the microwave (or the stovetop for that matter).
The Wrap Up
And there you have it. Your cannabis rice krispie treats are fully loaded with THC goodness and ready to be enjoyed. Again, it’s worth playing around with the ingredients list and trying different recipes to see exactly what combination of flavors you enjoy, but if you’re just looking for the classic rice krispie treats with a cannabis twist? Our recipe above should have you covered.
Do you have any favorite twists on the classic rice krispies treats recipes? Drop us a line and let us know! Until then, happy cooking!