Background and History
Ritz Crispy Treats put a savory spin on the classic marshmallow cereal bars by incorporating the beloved Ritz crackers. This delightful twist introduces a sweet and salty harmony that elevates the familiar marshmallowy goodness, offering a unique treat that balances textures and flavors.
5 cups Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups mini marshmallows
Prepare Ritz Crackers
Crush the Ritz crackers until you have 5 cups of crumbs. Set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter.
Add Corn Syrup and Sugar
Stir in the light corn syrup and granulated sugar. Continue stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Bring to Boil
Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
Add Vanilla and Marshmallows
Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Add the mini marshmallows and mix until they are fully melted and incorporated.
Combine with Ritz Crackers
Quickly fold in the crushed Ritz crackers, ensuring they are evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
Press into Pan
Press the mixture into a greased 9×13-inch pan, spreading it evenly.
Cool and Cut
Allow the Ritz Crispy Treats to cool and set for at least 2 hours. Once set, cut into squares or bars.
(Per Serving – based on 1 square)
Experiment with flavored Ritz crackers for additional layers of taste.
Drizzle melted chocolate over the top for a decadent touch.
Store in an airtight container for freshness.
Check for nut allergies, especially if flavored Ritz crackers are used.
Modify the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.