Lemon Rice Krispie Treats

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These Lemon Rice Krispie Treats are light, crispy, sweet and buttery! Just as good or maybe better than the original Rice Krispie Treats and ready in just a few minutes. My idea of a yummy treat!

lemon rice krispie treats on a white plate

Lemon Rice Krispie Treats | Made With Browned Butter

I’m a big fan of rice Krispie treats. So much so that I used to buy the premade kind and eat a whole box of them in one sitting. Literally, eat all 8 at once. I was in college and obviously gained the freshman 15.

Thankfully my husband wasn’t THAT interested in me at the time to pay attention to my awful eating habits. #praisethelord

Then I wised up, dropped the weight and promised myself I would never ever buy the premade kind again AND if I did want some rice krispie treats, I’d make them myself. That’s what I promised myself waaay back when and I still do it to this day.

Since mon petit bebe has a sensitive stomach, I can’t really have dairy, chocolate or spicy food without him reacting in a bad way. I really wanted something chocolatey the other day and knew I couldn’t have it. WORST NIGHTMARE EVER.

But then I remembered that I like lemon a whole lot more, so I jumped aboard that train and made these little devils. Light, crispy, sweet and buttery! Just as good or maybe better than the original and ready in just a few minutes.

Main Ingredients Needed

Only 4 ingredients needed to make these Lemon Rice Krispie Treats!

  • Butter- browned butter adds a toasted, almost nutty flavor!
  • Lemon Extract– for that lemony flavor!
  • Mini marshmallows– gooey goodness is what makes these stick together!
  • Rice Krispie Cereal- for structure and the main ingredient to Rice Krispie treats!
lemon rice krispie treats in a glass baking pan

How to Make Lemon Rice Krispie Treats|Directions

It’s super simple to throw Lemon Rice Krispies together. Melt and brown the butter, add in the mallows, lemon extract and Rice Krispies. Press into a dish and cut to serve. Easy Peasy!

Step 1: Make Rice Krispie Treats

In a small pot, melt butter over medium low heat. Continue to cook butter, swirling occasionally until golden brown, 7 minutes or so. Stir in marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in lemon extract and Rice Krispies.

Step 2: Press into Dish + Cool

Once rice krispies are coated evenly with marshmallow, pour into a greased 8×8 square dish. Press down with buttered fingers. Cool to room temperature and cut into bars.

Storing Lemon Rice Krispie Treats

Store Lemon Rice Krispie Treats at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days. After a couple of days, they tend to get hard and dried out.

More Rice Krispie Treats to Try!

Here’s the printable recipe card! Be sure to print/pin/save/bookmark/share this recipe! It’s a yummy variation to the original Rice Krispie Treats recipe…and no I didn’t eat the entire pan of these….but it was close. Have a great day, friends! 🙂

5 from 3 votes

Lemon Rice Krispie Treats

Lemon Rice Krispie Treats are a light, crispy, sweet, and buttery twist on an old favorite! Also made with browned butter!
servings 12
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups rice krispies

Instructions

  • In a small pot, melt butter over medium low heat. Continue to cook butter, swirling occasionally until golden brown, 7 minutes or so. Stir in marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in lemon extract and cereal.
  • Once rice krispies are coated evenly with marshmallow, pour into a greased 8×8 square dish. Press down with buttered fingers. Cool to room temperature and cut into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Rice Krispie Treats

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8 Responses
    1. Fatima Royer

      Thank you Lauren for making life easy, always have a hard time thinking of what to make for dinner,love you and your beautiful family especially the new baby.❤

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Whoa. I don’t know anything about screaming or non-screaming babies, but not being able to eat chocolate sounds wild!! Thank goodness you can still add lemon to your sweets.

  2. Jessica Prather

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    I must make these, after my wedding… Can’t have rice crispy’s showing when I wear my strapless gown.. HAHA

  3. Chris

    5 stars
    I saw this and had to try it! OMG! Now I am addicted…they are soooooo good! I didn’t have lemon extract so I finely grated the rind from 1 lemon along with the juice, which I added to the browned butter and they turned out AWESOME!

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