Home > Desserts > Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Rice Krispie Treats Recipe August 3, 2020 | 4 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. These thick, chewy, and marshmallow-filled Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and loved by adults and kids alike. I’m sharing all my tips and tricks to make this Rice Krispie Treat recipe taste even better than what you’d get from a bakery! Be sure to try these fun variations next: Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats, Scotcheroos, Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats, or Fruity pebble Rice Krispies Treats. The Best Rice Krispies Treats Recipe My mom often made Rice Krispies Treats, or these Carmelitas, and added festive sprinkles or a chocolate drizzle for holidays. I’ve perfected the rice krispie treat recipe over the years. Keep reading for my tips! Rice Krispies Treats are versatile for special occasions. Add chocolate and sprinkles, and they’re ready in under 30 minutes. A budget-friendly dessert that impresses! Ingredients Butter: Adds richness and helps create a smooth texture to the Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. Miniature Marshmallows: Sweetens and binds the treats together. Rice Krispies Cereal: Gives the treats their crunchiness. Sea Salt: Balances the sweetness and adds flavor. Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall taste with a vanilla flavor. Rice Krispies Treat Variations Top with chocolate: Use white, milk, dark, semi-sweet, or colored candy melts. Drizzle or spread it on top of this Rice Krispie Treat Recipe. Make them festive: Decorate for holidays with themed sprinkles. (See our favorite Halloween Krispie Treats here!) Add mix-ins: Include roughly chopped candies like Kit-Kat Bars, Oreos, Reese’s Cups, or chocolate bars. Explore more variations here! How To Make Rice Krispies Treats Melt butter in a pot over low heat. Add marshmallows, stir until melted. Mix in cereal, salt, and vanilla extract. Pour into a pan, press gently, and let cool. Optional: Drizzle with melted white chocolate and add sprinkles. Cut into bars and enjoy your Rice Krispie Treat Recipe! STORAGE Storing This Rice Krispie Treat Recipe Room Temperature: Store this dessert at room temperature in an airtight container for short-term freshness. Refrigeration: For longer storage or in warmer conditions, refrigerate them in an airtight container. Freezing: Freeze individually wrapped bars for up to 6-8 weeks. Prevent Sticking: Use parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking. More Easy Dessert Bars Seven Layer Bars S’mores Bars Carmelitas Funfetti Bars Blueberry Oatmeal Bars FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Rice Krispie Treat Recipe 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe These thick, chewy, and marshmallow-filled Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and loved by adults and kids alike. I'm sharing all my tips and tricks to make this Rice Krispie Treat recipe taste even better than what you'd get from a bakery! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Rice Krispie Treat Recipe 5 from 2 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe These thick, chewy, and marshmallow-filled Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and loved by adults and kids alike. I'm sharing all my tips and tricks to make this Rice Krispie Treat recipe taste even better than what you'd get from a bakery! Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American Keyword Rice Krispie Treat Recipe Prep Time 15 minutes minutes Setting Time 30 minutes minutes Total Time 45 minutes minutes Servings 16 bars (a 9x9-inch pan) Chelsea Lords Calories 483kcal Author Chelsea Lords Ingredients▢ 5 tablespoons unsalted butter▢ 1 bag (16 oz.) miniature marshmallows divided▢ 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal or other crispy rice cereal▢ ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla extractOPTIONAL TOPPING▢ ⅓ cup white chocolate chips (or use milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate)▢ ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil▢ Optional: Nonpareil sprinklesUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: Line a 9x9-inch pan with parchment paper (or foil) with an overhang, and lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.MELT BUTTER AND MARSHMALLOWS: In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as the butter is melted, reduce the heat to low. Add in 8 cups (339g) of the miniature marshmallows. Stir constantly until the marshmallows are JUST melted.FLAVOR ADDITIONS: Remove from the heat and stir in the salt (reduce if sensitive to salt), vanilla extract, and cereal. Stir to coat in the cereal. Once well coated, pour in the rest of the marshmallows (2 ½ cups). Stir to coat until ingredients are well incorporated.ADD TO PAN: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and then press the mixture gently into the prepared pan. Don't press too hard as you'll get a denser/harder treat. Set aside to cool for about 30 minutes.OPTIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE TOPPING: Meanwhile, add the white chocolate and vegetable oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Transfer the melted chocolate to a plastic bag, cut off the tip, and drizzle evenly over the bars. Immediately add the sprinkles and allow the chocolate to harden at room temperature. ENJOY: Use the parchment overhang to pull the bars out from the pan. Use a sharp knife to make cuts (run a knife under hot water, then dry with a towel for easier cutting). These bars are best enjoyed the same day. Video Recipe NotesHow to freeze these treats: Wrap each treat individually in a square of wax paper and then wrap with plastic wrap. Place the individually wrapped treats in a resealable freezer bag and press out the air. Freeze for up to 6 months. Enjoy a treat by thawing on the counter at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Nutrition FactsCalories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 6018IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 27mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.