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Rice Krispie treats are easy and delicious. They are also a great treat to make with kids. This page contains Rice Krispie treat recipes.


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September 25, 2011

We love marshmallows at our house, so when Walmart had two pound bags of these new giant sized marshmallows on clearance for only a dollar a bag, we went a little nuts.


Figuring out how to use them in recipes was a challenge because everything is done with smaller marshmallows, so I took a little time with this to make the easiest, fastest, and least messy way to make marshmallow crispies with them. It makes a large rectangular cake pan full and a smaller square pan full, which us just about right to make about 30 treats. Sounds like a lot, right? They'll be gone in about two days even with just one husband around. They're yummy like this, but you can change it by adding 1/2 cup peanut butter, or drizzling the top with melted chocolate, etc. Get creative!



  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter
  • 15 "Giant Roasters" size marshmallows (equals 15 oz., about 1/2 a bag)
  • 15 cups of crisped rice cereal (using the huge bulk bags, takes 1/2 bag)


Lightly grease a large 9 x 13 cake pan and a smaller 9 inch square baking pan with butter.

In a large heavy 6 Qt. stainless steel pot, melt the stick of butter on very low heat. As it's melting, start cutting the marshmallows into fourths to speed melting if you like, and toss them in with the butter. Stir (raising the heat just a little) until all the marshmallow bits are melted. Measure in 15 cups of crisped rice cereal and stir, keeping it over the heat until you've quickly stirred all the cereal in and it looks well covered.

Pour it out into the two pans, pushing it out with a buttered spoon to get it placed fairly evenly in the pans. Butter your hands, and press the mix down somewhat firmly into the pans until it looks even.

Butter a flat-ended spatula and push it straight down into the mix to "cut" it into squares or rectangles, however you'd like. It helps to butter it again often and go over the lines twice.

You're only left with a one-pot mess that soaks out quickly, just fill with water and leave the spatula and spoon in it.


This is a fast and inexpensive treat for a crowd, but goes fast even in a small family.

Servings: 30
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

By Mary from Mountain Pine, AR

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September 26, 20110 found this helpful

I love these. To keep from eating them all up, I freeze them.

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6 found this helpful
November 22, 2011
These little goodies are so delicious and a nice change from plain old krispie treats.


  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup dry yellow or white cake mix
  • 8 cups rice krispies
  • sprinkles


Melt butter and marshmallows in microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between. Once melted, add dry cake mix into marshmallow/butter mix and stir until blended. Put rice krispies in a very large bowl and pour marshmallow/butter/cake mix mixture over top and mix thoroughly (I use my own buttered clean hands) and combine thoroughly. Press into buttered cake pan top generously with sprinkles, cover with plastic wrap and cool completely.


You could vary this recipe using different cake flavors like cocoa krispies with German chocolate cake mix and sprinkle with toasted coconut. I think next time I'll use funfetti cake mix. Mmm! Enjoy!

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

Source: A friend

By Beth from Danville, OH

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January 2, 20160 found this helpful

No, it's just flour & flavoring. They say you should not eat raw cake or cookie batter/dough because of the raw eggs in it but I've done that all my life and still going at 68. Mom got me to eat eggs when I was a child by making egg nog from 1 (2 when she found I liked it!) egg(s), cup of milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon. In winter she tried it hot - yummy. Honestly, I have never met anyone in my long life who doesn't eat raw cake/cookie batter! And never met anyone who got sick from the eggs, either. Life on the edge. I don't intend to give that up.

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March 8, 2010

The Best Rice Krispie Treats you will ever eat! This recipe makes the cooiest gooiest bars. They get raves whenever I make them and are nice and thick.


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April 10, 2008

It is a good recipe and it is so nice to make in the summer when it is hot and you want something easy with chocolate but you do not want to turn that oven on. They are great for traveling, picnics, anything where you need a quick dessert!


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August 27, 2012

This is a great kid favorite! They love to eat them and help making them.


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December 2, 2008

Melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips together and pour over Rice crispies. Mix well and pour into a well buttered 9x13 inch pan and put in fridge about an hour.


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May 19, 2008

Melt together 14 oz.caramel with 3 Tbsp. water. Add 5 cups Rice Crispies and 1 cup peanuts and mix. Spread in a 9x13 pan and press. Sprinkle 1 cup each chocolate and butterscotch chips on the Rice Crispies. Bake at 200 degrees F until chips are melted. Cut into bars.


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April 18, 2008

Cook sugar and corn syrup until it boils. Stir in peanut butter until smooth and pour over Rice Krispies and mix well. Press into buttered 9x13 inch pan.


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June 23, 2012

This is a super easy, kid friendly snack.



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December 16, 2007

Could someone share some crispy recipes?

Ron from Golan, Israel

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December 18, 20070 found this helpful

THese are our favorite.

Melt a bag of butterscotch chips and one cup of peanut butter in the microwave till smooth. Pour over 6 cups of rice krispies and press into buttered baking dish. Let set for couple of hours. These are so good, we will be making them for Christmas.

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December 19, 20070 found this helpful

Chocolate Rice Crisy Bars

1/2 Cup light corn syrup

1/4 Cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 (6 oz) package Chocolate chips

3 cup Crispy Rice cereal

Combine syrup, sugar,and salt in pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Stir until melted and then add cereal. Spread mixture in a lightly greased 9-inch square pan Cool and cut into bars.

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December 19, 20070 found this helpful

I'm so happy someone else posted the peanut butter and butterscotch chip recipe! Those are awesome!

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May 15, 2013

I am looking for different Rice Krispy treats. Any suggestions?

By diehlnj

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May 17, 20130 found this helpful

Well here's a bunch  rom-other-blogs/ or just google "different rice krispie treats" and you'll find tons of them! Happy treats to you!

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May 17, 20130 found this helpful

Have you tried going to the Kelloggs website? I'd guess they'd have variations as well as the original recipe. I'm not sure, cuz I've not been looking for such recipes -but it sounds like the best place to start. Good luck!

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May 19, 20130 found this helpful

Here is a delicious N nutritious Rice Krispy bar

Marble Bars

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup white sugar

Heat in 4 quart saucepan til bubbles appear. Remove from heat and add;

1 cup peanut butter

stir to mix, then add

6 cups rice Krispies.

Stir til well blended, Gradually and gently stir in 1 cup chocolate chips to form marble effect. Press into 9X13 inch pan. Cool til firm, cut in bars.

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March 4, 20100 found this helpful

Tips and recipes for making Rice Krispie Treats. Post your ideas.


Pressing Rice Crispie Treats

Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won't stick to your fingers. Butter rubbed on your fingers can also be used. (04/05/2005)

By ThriftyFun

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Pack the made mix into a buttered funnel for Rice Krispie treat "Kisses" (04/05/2005)

By terry

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Don't use marshmallow creme or add food coloring without using a smidgen less butter. My dd did this and they were too soft to be eaten out of hand (04/05/2005)

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

If you like your Rice Krispy Treats soft and chewy, melt the marshmallows with low heat so the sugar doesn't crystallize. I use my electric wok for this low temperature melting and have received numerous special requests for my treats. (04/05/2005)

By Cheryl from Missouri

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Try using a different kind of cereal, like cheerios. (04/05/2005)

By lindal

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

A few drops of food coloring will give you "seasonal" treats-try orange for Halloween, a pan of red and a pan of green, cut and served on the same plate, etc. for Christmas.(04/05/2005)

By lindal

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

A new twist on an old favorite. One night I made Rice Krispie treats by adding in a little leftover fruit flavored cereal and crushed up fruit flavored candy sticks. My kids loved 'em (04/06/2005)

By Sharon,Ky

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Use the exact measurements of everything, especially the butter. If you use too much butter, the whole pan tastes like you used stale krispies. Also you can spray your stirring spoon with cooking spray and also your hands so that the treat will not stick! It's harder than it looks forming krispies into shapes. I love the idea about using food coloring! How great! (04/06/2005)

By suzi homemaker

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Try using Cocoa Krispies! We're stationed on a military instillation and can't get regular Rice Krispies but we LOVE Cocoa Krispies Treats! (04/06/2005)

By Kathi Black

Pressing Rice Crispie Treats

Press the Rice Crispie Treats into the pan with the back of a nylon spoon (this spoon is shaped like a wooden spoon, but is made of white nylon that has a high heat tolerance). No need to butter or oil it. Nothing sticks to it. I use it any time I have something sticky to spread in a pan. (04/27/2005)

By Sew Girl

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

While melting the butter and marshmallows, I add 1 small package of dry jello mix (strawberry, blueberry, and lemon are really good. Try experimenting with other flavors.) The kids love the new twist, and when I take them to bake sales at school, the kids go nuts over these. (07/05/2005)

By Eaglekitty

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Does anyone know how to make a chocolate frosting for rice krispie bars? I have seen it be a firm frosting that is about 1/2 inch thick on top of the treats. My husband wants me to make this and I don't have a recipe. Thank you. (09/09/2005)

By sasras

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Check the back of the Hershey's cocoa container: perfectly chocolate frosting. Then slowly add sugar to the consistency you want. When you refrigerate it, it stiffens up FAST (03/22/2006)

By camo_angels

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Don't heat the marshmallows until golden brown. If you do, your rice krispies will be rock-solid.

By Grant

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

My kids love when I use cookie cutters in fun holiday shapes and also the alphabet shapes to spell their names (09/28/2006)

By mom4gbgb

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

I usually make these for DH and I adding in 2/3 cup of chocolate chips and substitute about 1 1/2 cups of the krispies with bran buds. nobody notices them in there and they stay crisp. (10/05/2006)

By MinnieMouse

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

My rice krispie treats cooled and are hard as rock. How do I prevent this? (12/24/2006)

By John

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

To make these special for Christmas, add a few drops of green food coloring into the melting marshmallows. After adding the rice crispies, form the treats into palm sized wreaths. Place cinnamon candies around the wreaths as decorations. The final step after all the wreaths are completed is, using red icing, form a small bow at the neck of each wreath. (12/26/2006)

By Gina

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Tear off a small piece of wax paper to keep under your fingertips as you press the Rice Krispies into the pan. This keeps the treats from sticking to you. (10/30/2007)

By Diane

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

For Christmas- make rice crispies treats, cut them into squares, and use the squeeze tube with a tip to make a ribbon and a bow on each one to look like a present. HUGE hit for Christmas parties! (12/20/2007)


Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

I like to add a cup of peanut butter to the marshmallow and butter mixture while it is melting. You can add slightly less butter for this (1 -2 TBS) My family loves the peanut butter flavor. I also love to make these using cheerios or frosted flakes. (12/24/2007)

By Melissa

need advice!!!

My Church is having a Rice Crispie Cook Off! You can make put anything in the Rice Crispies you like, it just has to be edible. It can be as big as you like. I need help. I dont have a clue what to do. Please give me ideas!! (01/24/2008)

By susie

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Susie - The opportunities are endless for your Krispies Treat cook off! What a fun idea, by the way; I'd love to see all the ideas people come up with. One thing my kids have loved is my chocolate Krispies Treats: when melting the butter and the marshmallows, I add a package of Nestle's semisweet chocolate chips to melt also. This makes rich chocolate Treats.

I make a regular batch as well and, for Valentines Day for example, I cut both out into heart shapes. Then cut each heart in half and press one vanilla half against one chocolate half for a "black and white" treat. (02/13/2008)

By Lynne

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

I had a rice krispies treat with choclate frosting on top about 1/2 thick. They were so good. Does any one have the recipe. Or can you tell me how to make the frosting or what kind you use. I have a specail eveny coming up and thought they would be good to have. Thanks. (03/30/2008)

By kathy614

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

I've made a chocolate topped rice krispie treat by melting 1/2 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips with a 1/2 pkg butterscotch chips in the microwave. Melt in 1 minute intervals stirring well after each. Watch closely or the chips will burn. Then frost the rice krispies while still in the pan. The frosting will harden, but may take around 2 hours so allow for this time before planning to cut them. Once they frosting hardens you can cut into squares. These are eally "Yummy" treats. (04/03/2008)

By hbrosch

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

To pack the treats in pan. Butter the bottom of a flat bottom plastic glass (lightly). And press the treats with this, no sticky fingers, works great! (08/13/2008)


Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

My family loves Scotcheroos. 1 c. karo syrup and 1 c.white sugar, bring to a boil. Then add 1 c. peanut butter. The recipe calls for 6 cups of rice krispies (I only use about 4 1/2) I think it makes it too dry with too many rice krispies. After you mix it up pour in buttered pan. While you are making the above mixture, in a separate pan melt 6 oz. choc chips and 6 oz. butterscotch chips. When it is smooth pour it over the rice krispies in the buttered pan. Let it set until it is hardened. IF YOU CAN WAIT! These are so good and rich. Don't eat too much or you get a belly ache. (09/02/2008)

By nightrain71

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Here is a fast and easier way to make rice krispie treats. when i make rice krispies i put the marshmallows in the microwave instead of putting them on the stove top its faster and less time consuming more time for enjoying (09/29/2008)

By jay noble

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

HELP! There's an old recipe for Rice Krispie Bars that used flavored Jello. Does anyone have it? (10/02/2008)

By virginia

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Yo where I live I use the ingredients that I can find. So I recently found Nestle Premier White Baking Bars in 6 oz. packages. How do I build a rice krispie treat recipe around this? I'd love your help Thanks (10/06/2008)

By saipanrose

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

JELLO--Yes, Mix in 1 small box--any flavor, increase butter one tablespoon. May take some time to blend in, try putting it in with the butter. For pudding use 3 tblsp. (10/06/2008)

By Deborah

Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Recipes

Here's a healthy alternative my kids and I just love! We use Total cereal instead of Rice Krispies, and substitute 1/2 cup of cereal with cooked green peas. The veggie factor gives the treats an unexpected zing, plus they're eye-catching - try them! (07/22/2009)

By pot_luck

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