Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rice Krispie Treats

Classic Rice Krispie Treats are a classic dessert and our recipe is the VERY best. We make them all of the time, but I also like to play around with different versions. A few of my favorites include: Oreo, Peanut Butter, and Biscoff. Well, there is a n…

Classic Rice Krispie Treats are a classic dessert and our recipe is the VERY best. We make them all of the time, but I also like to play around with different versions. A few of my favorites include: Oreo, Peanut Butter, and Biscoff. Well, there is a new favorite in town, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Rice…

S’mores Pie

S’mores pie comes together in 10 minutes and is the perfect no-bake dessert for summer. Who could possibly resist a slice of this s’mores goodness? This post contains affiliate links. One of the things I enjoy most is coming up with recipes that literally anyone can make – including my 8-year-old daughter. It’s so much fun …

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S’mores pie comes together in 10 minutes and is the perfect no-bake dessert for summer. Who could possibly resist a slice of this s’mores goodness?

Close up of a slice of s'mores pie on a white plate.

This post contains affiliate links.

One of the things I enjoy most is coming up with recipes that literally anyone can make – including my 8-year-old daughter.

It’s so much fun to get in the kitchen with her and watch her make a batch of classic rice krispie treats or no-bake cookies all on her own. 

I know that not everyone grew up learning to cook and bake from their parents or grandparents, so I love knowing that so many of the recipes here on MBA, including this s’mores pie, are easy enough for any beginner baker to make.

And you know what? Sometimes, even as an advanced baker, I just want a chocolate pie that I can throw together in about 10 minutes.

So whether you’re just learning to bake, are teaching a kiddo to bake, or have been baking for years, I have a feeling you’ll want to keep this recipe close at hand.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Swirl Marshmallows

These strawberry marshmallows are the perfect treat! Strawberry swirled marshmallows sprinkled with strawberry powdered sugar and drizzled in dark chocolate. These are a dream! I’ve got the sweetest little treat for ya! I am in love. These strawberry swirl marshmallows are so fun. They are pretty and delicious and a cute treat to serve for […]

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These strawberry marshmallows are the perfect treat! Strawberry swirled marshmallows sprinkled with strawberry powdered sugar and drizzled in dark chocolate. These are a dream!

I’ve got the sweetest little treat for ya!

chocolate dipped strawberry swirl marshmallows

I am in love. These strawberry swirl marshmallows are so fun. They are pretty and delicious and a cute treat to serve for Valentine’s Day and beyond. 

strawberry marshmallow mixture

If you’ve been around here long enough then you’re probably familiar with my straight-up obsession with homemade marshmallows.

I have made so many versions. Like so many! They were one of my go-to desserts between the years of 2008 and 2015 or so. And everyone LOVED them!

They are unexpected. Gooey and sweet and delicious but also light at the same time. Basically, perfect.

chocolate dipped strawberry swirl marshmallows

I’ve done chocolate coconut marshmallows. Champagne marshmallows! Buttered popcorn marshmallows and pistachio marshmallows. Even marshmallows with beer.

It’s always been marshmallow insanity over here.

strawberry swirl marshmallows

And now we’re onto the prettiest strawberry swirl marshmallows which make me HAPPY. Mostly because they are just lovely to look at and definitely because they are super delicious.

chocolate dipped strawberry swirl marshmallows

To make these strawberry swirl marshmallows, I crush up some freeze dried strawberries and stir them into half of the marshmallow mixture. It’s THAT easy.

Freeze dried strawberries are key. I usually get mine at Target, but you can use any brand.

You could also use raspberries or even blueberries. Or blackberries! Even banana? Pretty much any kind of freeze dried fruit will work. Woohoo!

chocolate dipped strawberry swirl marshmallows

Then I let them set and drizzle them with chocolate. Or dip half of them, or the entire thing – whatever!

Sprinkle on some crushed strawberries and boom, you have these dreamy little treats.

They are so wonderfully flavored like strawberry. I can’t believe it! (more…)

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Homemade Rice Krispie Treats

Sweet and fluffy marshmallows, creamy butter, and crispy rice cereal make these homemade rice krispie treats melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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I love it when a few simple ingredients can come together to create something truly delicious and I think rice krispie treats are one of those magical ingredient combinations. It’s literally four simple ingredients but together they become a new magical thing that is simultaneously melt-in-your-mouth, soft and chewy, and also light and crispy. They’re just *mwuah* perfection. I like to make mine a little extra soft so that sweet marshmallow melts away to the crispy rice cereal within. You won’t be cutting the roof of your mouth on these babies! Just soft, gooey, marshmallowy goodness!

A stack of homemade rice krispie treats

How to Keep Rice Krispie Treats Soft

There’s nothing worse than a rice krispie treat that is rock hard. To make sure your rice krispie treats are marshmallowy soft and delicious, follow these tips:

  • Make sure to use enough marshmallows (if you follow the recipe below you should have no problem).
  • Use fresh marshmallows. If they’re kind of dry or stale, that will affect how soft your rice krispie treats turn out.
  • Don’t overcook the marshmallows and butter. Sugars become more hard the longer they cook. So to keep your treats soft, make sure to only cook the butter and marshmallow mixture just until the marshmallows have melted, and no longer.

How to Store Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats can be kept at room temperature for a couple of days, or in the refrigerator for about five days. OR, if you’re like me and want to make them last even longer, you can freeze them in an air-tight container for up to three months. I just take one out at a time and thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before going to town. :)

What Else Can You Add?

Add-ins are my favorite part of any recipe. And with something as simple as rice krispie treats, there is so much room for customization! Here are some fun things to add to make new flavors:

  • Almond extract and rainbow sprinkles for birthday cake flavored treats
  • Replace some of the rice cereal with golden graham cereal and add chocolate chips and more mini-marshmallows (stir in with the cereal so they don’t melt) for smores flavored treats
  • Stir some peanut butter into the melted marshmallows and drizzle chocolate over top
  • Use cocoa pebbles in place of plain rice krispie cereal and stir cocoa powder into the melted marshmallows
  • Stir in crushed oreo cookies for a “cookies and cream” treat
  • Add peppermint extract to the melted marshmallows and stir in white chocolate chips with the cereal
A hand pulling apart a rice krispie treat
Stacked rice krispie treats

Rice Krispie Treats

Sweet and fluffy marshmallows, creamy butter, and crispy rice cereal make these homemade rice krispie treats melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Total Cost $2.30 recipe / $0.26 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 221kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsp butter (salted) $0.60
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows (10oz. package) $1.00
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract $0.14
  • 4 cups rice krispie cereal $0.56

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 dish with waxed paper or foil and coat lightly in oil.
  • Add the butter to a pot and melt over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and continue to stir and cook until the marshmallows are melted and incorporated into the butter.
  • Once the marshmallows are melted and incorporated, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the rice krispie cereal and stir until everything is coated in the marshmallow mixture.
  • Press the rice krispie mixture into the prepared dish using a lightly oiled spatula. Avoid over compacting the treats.
  • Allow the treats to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until solid. Slice into 9 pieces and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g
Rice krispie treats cut and lined up in a grid

How to Make Rice Krispie Treats – Step by Step Photos

Melting butter in a pot

Add 6 Tbsp of butter to a pot and melt over medium heat.

marshmallows added to the pot with the butter

Once the butter is melted, add 6 cups mini marshmallows (or one 10oz. package). Continue to stir and cook over medium heat.

Melted marshmallows and butter in the pot

When the marshmallows are fully melted and incorporated into the butter, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in ½ tsp vanilla extract.

Rice krispies being added to the pot

Stir in 4 cups of rice krispies cereal.

rice krispie treat mixture in the pot

Make sure to stir until all of the cereal is well coated in the melted marshmallow mixture.

Rice krispie treats in the dish

Line an 8×8 dish with waxed paper or foil coated lightly with oil (I put a little oil on a paper towel and wipe the inside). Press the rice krispie mixture into the dish using a lightly oiled spatula. Avoid packing it down too firmly. Allow the treats to cool at room temperature or in the refrigerator until firm, then slice into nine pieces.

Stacked rice krispie treats

Store the rice krispie treats at room temperature for about two days, in the refrigerator for five days, or in the freezer for longer storage.

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are in my top 5 foods of all-time! I love them so much! Sweet potato fries, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato salad, tacos, and more! Bring them on! Today, I am sharing a FUN sweet potato recipe! If you like tra…

Sweet potatoes are in my top 5 foods of all-time! I love them so much! Sweet potato fries, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato salad, tacos, and more! Bring them on! Today, I am sharing a FUN sweet potato recipe! If you like traditional sweet potato casserole, you are going to love these…

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Brown Butter Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats

You are in for a REAL treat today. I think I might have created the best Rice Krispie Treats Recipe EVER! I know, that is a big statement, especially because I think our classic Rice Krispie Treats are PERFECT. But, let me introduce you to my new creat…

You are in for a REAL treat today. I think I might have created the best Rice Krispie Treats Recipe EVER! I know, that is a big statement, especially because I think our classic Rice Krispie Treats are PERFECT. But, let me introduce you to my new creation, Brown Butter Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats. WOW…

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Ok, where are my peanut butter lovers at? Both of my hands are raised! I LOVE peanut butter. It is in my top 5 foods of all-time. I can’t live without it. I also love classic Rice Krispie Treats so I decided to combine my two loves and make Peanu…

Ok, where are my peanut butter lovers at? Both of my hands are raised! I LOVE peanut butter. It is in my top 5 foods of all-time. I can’t live without it. I also love classic Rice Krispie Treats so I decided to combine my two loves and make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats. Peanut…

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Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

If you’ve made our classic Rice Krispie Treats, you know they are the VERY best! And if you haven’t made them, what are you waiting for? Well, we have another amazing treat for you today, Oreo Rice Krispie Treats! We took our tried and true…

If you’ve made our classic Rice Krispie Treats, you know they are the VERY best! And if you haven’t made them, what are you waiting for? Well, we have another amazing treat for you today, Oreo Rice Krispie Treats! We took our tried and true Rice Krispie Treat recipe and added in Oreo cookies and…

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S’mores Skillet Cookie

A giant, gooey skillet cookie is the best dessert EVER! My classic chocolate chip skillet cookie is my all-time favorite, I make on a regular basis and every time it is pure bliss! Well, I decided to branch out and make a S’mores Skillet Cookie. …

A giant, gooey skillet cookie is the best dessert EVER! My classic chocolate chip skillet cookie is my all-time favorite, I make on a regular basis and every time it is pure bliss! Well, I decided to branch out and make a S’mores Skillet Cookie. Oh man, you guys are going to love this one.…

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Chocolate Marshmallows

Marshmallows are one (or some) of my favorite things. We don’t often use ‘marshmallow’ in the singular and we certainly don’t make them one at a time. When we talk about marshmallows, it’s generally in the plural since it’s hard to imagine just one, lone, solitary marshmallow. That would be triste, as you’d say in French, or sad. Except, of course, when it’s floating on…

Marshmallows are one (or some) of my favorite things. We don’t often use ‘marshmallow’ in the singular and we certainly don’t make them one at a time. When we talk about marshmallows, it’s generally in the plural since it’s hard to imagine just one, lone, solitary marshmallow. That would be triste, as you’d say in French, or sad. Except, of course, when it’s floating on top of a warm cup of hot chocolate. That makes me happy. And what makes me even happier is when the marshmallow is made of chocolate. In that case, I’m absolutely delighted.

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