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Non-Cereal Crispy Treats

It's hard to improve upon a classic crispy rice cereal treat, but we wondered, what else can you marshmallow up? We turned to the snack food aisle for inspiration and the results are in: Almost everything is better when you give it the treat treatment.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 16 bars
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Ingredients

Treat Base:

Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the pan

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped

One 10-ounce bag standard marshmallows

Mix-In Options (choose one):

Two 10.3-ounce containers salted mixed nuts

One 7.3-ounce bag kettle corn

One 14.3-ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, crushed

2 cups cinnamon teddy bear cookies, plus 2 cups chocolate teddy bear cookies, plus 2 cups honey teddy bear cookies, such as Teddy Grahams, plus 2 cups animal crackers

4 cups potato chips plus 4 cups mini pretzel twists

8 cups fish-shape cheese crackers, such as Flavor Blasted Goldfish

Directions

  1. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch hangover on at least two sides.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the mix-ins of your choice until coated. 
  3. Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish and let cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. 
  4. Use the parchment overhang to lift the treats from the dish. Cut into sixteen 2-inch square bars.