Classic Rice Krispy Treats Recipe

Hey, everyone! Today, I’m sharing a timeless classic that’s perfect for any occasion—Rice Krispy Treats! These deliciously crispy and gooey squares are super easy to make and always a hit with kids and adults alike. Whether you’re looking for a quick after-school snack, a fun party treat, or just a sweet pick-me-up, these Rice Krispy Treats have got you covered. Let’s dive into the recipe!

Rice Krispy Treats Recipe


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • Cooking spray or butter for greasing


  1. Prepare Your Pan: Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or butter. This will make it easier to remove the treats later.
  2. Melt the Butter: In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add Marshmallows: Add the mini marshmallows to the melted butter. Stir continuously until the marshmallows are completely melted and smooth. For extra flavor, you can add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt at this stage.
  4. Mix in the Cereal: Remove the pot from the heat and add the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  5. Press into Pan: Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Use a spatula or your hands (lightly greased with cooking spray or butter) to press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  6. Cool and Cut: Allow the treats to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, cut into squares or desired shapes.

Fun Variations

  • Chocolate Drizzle: Melt some chocolate chips and drizzle over the top for a decadent touch.
  • Festive Sprinkles: Add some colorful sprinkles to the top while the mixture is still warm for a fun and festive look.
  • Peanut Butter: Mix in 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter with the melted marshmallows for a delicious twist.

Tips for Busy Moms

  • Quick Cleanup: Line your baking dish with parchment paper before adding the mixture. This makes cleanup a breeze and ensures easy removal of the treats.
  • Make Ahead: These treats can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • Get the Kids Involved: Let your kids help with stirring the cereal into the marshmallow mixture or adding fun toppings. It’s a great way to spend quality time together!