Homemade Rice Krispies

Andrea Lo
by Andrea Lo
12 servings
15 min

This treat takes me back to my childhood! At this point, we all know that homemade tastes way better than store-bought! I also love that when you make it yourself, it doesn't have any preservatives. These homemade Rice Krispie treats only take a few simple ingredients. It was way easier and cost-effective than I thought. It's a great snack for the family, and it's a guaranteed crowd pleaser. I can't wait for you guys to try this one!

Pro tip: you can take it to the next level for the holidays and add either red and green sprinkles or some red and green M&Ms!

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Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • - 3 tbsp butter
  • - 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • - 1 tsp vanilla
  • - pinch of salt
  • - 6 cups rice krispies cereal

Melt the butter and then over low heat, add in the marshmallows and stir until fully melted.
Add the vanilla & salt.
Pour in the cereal and mix until fully combined.
Pour into a greased or parchment paper lined baking dish (don’t pack it in tightly).
Allow to set at room temp for 1 hour.
  • Tara Tara on May 02, 2023

    I've made this using Olive Oil it is really good I think better and healthier than using butter or margarine. I've also added spices to it like Cinnamon and Red Chili Flakes for heat

    • Another person that likes to play with their food!

      Over the years we have added all sorts of stuff. We have done half rice krispie / half popcorn. Added flavors like brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

      And also gone the semi savory route too. Added in finely minced rosemary. And not too much. They all loved it!

      And I have even made the marshmallows from scratch too.

  • Can never go wrong with a batch or two of rice krispy treats. Kids and adults love them. I make them for my bubble buddy group as well as the kids and adults at work. Never a crumb left!

    We have added candy, popcorn, nuts and they eat them all!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Maryann Black Maryann Black on Jun 05, 2023

      I melt 1 bag of Chocolate Chips and 1 bag of butterscotch chips chips and pour on top of my rice krispys after they are done in the pan.