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three rice krispie treat squares stacked on a white plate with more treats in the background and marshmallows scattered around the front.

Rice Krispie Treats

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make rice krispie treats, rice krispie treat recipe, rice krispie treats, rice krispie treats recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16
Calories: 169kcal
Rice Krispie Treats are an easy-to-make and delicious snack and dessert for kids and kids at heart! Super simple and ready in no time, with just 4 ingredients and a few minutes, you can be nibbling on a tasty treat in no time!
Print Recipe


  • 16 ounces mini marshmallows divided
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal


  • Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, melt the butter over medium low heat, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in all but one cup of the marshmallows and continue stirring until melted.
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and stir to combine.
  • Stir in cereal along with the remaining cup of marshmallows. Once combined, transfer it to the prepared baking dish and press down gently until mostly even on top.
  • Let rice krispie treats set up for at least 1 hour before removing from dish. Cut into squares and serve.


Storage Information: Store treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them if you’d like to keep them longer.
To Freeze: Wrap treats in wax paper or parchment paper and place in a freezer safe ziploc bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Don’t use plastic wrap – they’ll stick to the plastic wrap and you could end up with a mess.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 3mg