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BEST Rice Krispie Treats- Easy recipe!

These are the absolute BEST rice krispie treats! Quick and easy to make with only THREE ingredients! Get all of our favorite tips and tricks to make these gooey delicious bars. 

Cereal Treats on Plate

How has it taken me THIS long to add this classic dessert recipe to my website??

Rice kirspie treats are a quick dessert that are made with a rice puff cereal bound together with melted butter and marshmallows. That means you only need THREE key ingredients. Oh, and they take less than 10 minutes to make (after some practice)! 

Did I also mention these are ideal for lunch boxes?? They hold up well, which means you will not end up with a smashed treat in the bottom of the packed lunch!

I also happen to be extremely addicted. 

Best Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients

Thing is, there are only three ingredients in this recipe. They are also practically perfect straight from the recipe found on the back of the box. I only made one big change to the ingredient amounts. More butter. For good reason. It helps add a gooey finish that is out of this world delicious. 

Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients:

  • Rice Puff Cereal- We like to use Rice Krispies
  • Butter- Salted is preferred. 
  • Marshmallows- Mini work best. 10 oz or 4 cups. 

Rice Krispie Treat Variations: 

  • While the classic is my all-time favorite, here are a few great variations to this easy dessert that are worth trying! 
  • Fruity Cereal Treats- Replace the cereal with Fruity Pebbles or Trix
  • Chocolate Cereal Treats- Replace the cereal with Cocoa Pebbles
  • Peanut Butter Treats- Lower the amount of butter by half and stir in 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter. 
Wax Paper Pressing down rice krispie treats

How to make homemade rice kirspie treats:

  1. Prepare a 9×13 dish by buttering or misting with cooking spray (we like coconut oil spray).
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot.
  3. Stir in the marshmallows and stir with a silicone spatula until melted.
  4. Working quickly, add the cereal and stir to combine fully with the melted marshmallow mixture. Transfer to your prepared dish. Gently press into an even layer.
  5. Allow the bars to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve!

Tips and tricks for perfect rice kirspie treats:

  1. Always butter the dish before you press down the cereal treats. This will help ensure you can get them out when you are ready to eat them.
  2. Butter your fingers to help keep the marshmallows from sticking as you press them down. You could also butter a piece of wax paper and use that to press the treats as well! 
  3. GENTLY press the treats down. You only want them lightly pressed into the pan. Pressing too hard will result in less gooey and more crunchy bars. 
  4. Keep the bars stored in a covered container on the counter for the best shelf life. 
stacked rice krispie treats on table

How to make rice krispie treats in the microwave:

No stove? No problem! While I suggest sticking with the stove top method… You can always make this treat using your microwave.

  1. Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 1 minute, until melted. 
  3. Working quickly, add the cereal and stir to combine fully with the melted marshmallow mixture. Transfer to your prepared dish. Gently press into an even layer.
  4. Allow the bars to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve!

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BEST Rice Krispie Treats- Easy recipe!

BEST Rice Krispie Treats- Easy recipe!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

These are the absolute BEST rice krispie treats! Quick and easy to make with only THREE ingredients! Get all of our favorite tips and tricks to make these gooey delicious bars. 

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons Salted Butter
  • 10 oz Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Puff Cereal, like Rice Krispies

Instructions

1. Prepare a 9x13 dish by buttering or misting with cooking spray (we like coconut oil spray).

2. Melt the butter in a large pot.

3. Stir in the marshmallows and stir with a silicone spatula until melted.

4. Working quickly, add the cereal and stir to combine fully with the melted marshmallow mixture. Transfer to your prepared dish. Gently press into an even layer.

5. Allow the bars to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve!

Notes

Gently press the bars down using wax paper or clean wet hands to help keep the marshmallows from sticking.

Be sure not to press too hard.

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