Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

What can be easier than making Rice Krispies treats? It’s a very simple and basic recipe that has been printed on Rice Krispies cereal boxes for years and the best part? You don’t need an oven to make them.


I like making this recipe in the fall because for some reason it’s when my craving for something sweet starts to kick in. I’m not really a sweets kind of person but every now and then having a small treat like this will hit the spot.

Like I said, making Rice Krispies treats couldn’t be easier. Just melt the marshmallows with some butter in a pot, mix it with the Rice Krispies cereal, set and you’re done. And feel free to add any of your favorite ingredients to give it your own spin like M&M’s, sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter, whatever your heart desires.

¡Buen provecho!

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Rice Krispies Treats

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  • Prep Time: 0 hours
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  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Sweet
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tbsp butter (¼ cup or 56.5 g), more for greasing the pan
  • 5½ cups mini marshmallows (10 oz or 283 g)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups (125 g) Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Grease a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) pan with butter.
  2. Melt the 4 tbsp of butter in a large pot on medium low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until they are all melted. Now add the vanilla extract and stir until it is well incorporated. Finally toss in the cereal. At this point you can add any other ingredient that you want (M&M’s, peanut butter, chocolate chips, sprinkles). Stir until the cereal is well coated.
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press lightly with clean hands to fill in the pan. You can also grease your hands with a little bit of butter to make it easier. Let it cool completely at room temperature and cut into 16 small squares.

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  1. Do I turn the stove off after I’ve melted the marshmallows or do I leave it on while I mix everything in?

    1. No, leave it on so the marshmallows don’t start to harden while you add and mix the rest of the ingredients.

      1. I left the heat on low, but when I added the chocolate chips (I wasn’t thinking) the chips began to melt and I could barely handle the mix. Having never made these before I didn’t know what to do! Any suggestions? Thanks!

  2. It says the measurements for mini marshmallows but what would you suggest for regular sized marshmallows? Thanks!

    1. Nope, no need to refrigerate. Just store them in an airtight container or resealable bag in a cool place and they should last for about three days.

    1. If you’re referring to the marshmallows then yes, as long as you have the same amount, you should be fine.

  3. I believe you may have got your measurement, in grams, wrong for the marshmallows? You have put 283gm for 5.5 cups, whereas for 5 cups of ricies, that is only 125gm.. can you check and advise

    1. The gram measurements are an approximate but this is usually made with a 10oz bag of mini marshmallows which is exactly 283 grams. Even though you’re using almost the same amount in volume, they both weigh differently. One is lighter than the other.

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