Rice Krispie Treats

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This Classic Rice Krispie Treats Recipe is made from cereal and marshmallows for an ooey-gooey dessert or snack that everyone is sure to love. Enjoy!

Rice Krispie Treats are classic. They’re simple and quick sweet treats that you can make for dessert or just as a snack. My recipe has the perfect ratio of marshmallows to cereal to make it crunchy but also chewy. Plus I have some great variations linked down below so you can make yours the way you want them.

Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

This is a classic family-friendly recipe that only takes a couple of minutes to make and a handful of ingredients. It’s also nearly fail-proof! Here’s what you need to make the perfect Rice Krispie Treats.

  • Rice Krispies – crunchy puffy cereal.
  • Marshmallows – what sweetens this recipe and helps everything stick together.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted. I’d recommend salted to help balance out the sweetness. You can also brown your butter for a nutty taste.

Need more snack ideas? Check these out: Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola BarsHard Boiled Eggs, Puppy Chow Recipe, and Amazing Chicken Salad Recipe (with Grapes).

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

Tips and Tricks

  • Fresh Marshmallows. Buy a new bag instead of using the bag in your pantry that has been sitting there for how many months (???). Trust me, fresh marshmallows are the way to go.
  • Gently Pack. Press your rice krispie-marshmallow mixture into your greased pan hard enough to flatten the top, but gently enough to not pack it in. This is to avoid a hard texture when eating. The extra marshmallows will help avoid this.
  • No Sticky Fingers. To pack your treats into the pan without making a mess, grease your fingers, then gently press/spread the mixture into the pan. Voila!

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Also, spray a large pot and a rubber scraper with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place pot over medium heat and melt butter. Pour in 10 oz (one bag) of mini marshmallows and stir to coat in butter. Continue stirring until marshmallows have melted completely. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour in cereal and stir to coat in melted marshmallow. Once mostly coated, stir in the remaining 5 oz. marshmallows. They will melt slightly from the heat, but not completely which is what you want. Pour mixture into prepared 9×13 pan.
  4. Using lightly greased fingers, press bars down to flatten the top. Cool 15-30 minutes before cutting into squares.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days to maintain freshness.
Rice Krispie Treats

Variations

This is not my first rodeo when it comes to Rice Krispie Treats! I’ve made a ton over the course of having this blog. So I have a lot of variations of this basic recipe as well. Here are some simple ideas to mix things up a bit!

Marshmallow Treat Bars

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Printable recipe card is below, enjoy!

5 from 2 votes

Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Classic Rice Krispie Treats made from cereal and marshmallows for an ooey-gooey dessert or snack that everyone is sure to love.
servings 18 squares
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 15 oz mini marshmallows divided
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal

Instructions

  • Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Also, spray a large pot and a rubber scraper with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place pot over medium heat and melt butter. Pour in 10 oz (one bag) of mini marshmallows and stir to coat in butter. Continue stirring until marshmallows have melted completely. Remove from heat.
  • Pour in cereal and stir to coat in melted marshmallow. Once mostly coated, stir in the remaining 5 oz. marshmallows. They will melt slightly from the heat, but not completely which is what you want. Pour mixture into prepared 9x13 pan.
  • Using lightly greased fingers, press bars down to flatten the top. Cool 15-30 minutes before cutting into squares.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days to maintain freshness.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make rice krispie treats, rice krispie treats, rice krispie treats recipe
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