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A stack of classic rice krispies treats on a white plate
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Classic Rice Krispies Treats

One of my childhood favorite desserts, Rice Krispies Treats are so delicious and incredibly easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. Adored by children and adults worldwide, these treats are fantastic. Let's get started!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, children, crunchy, family, fun, kids, treats
Servings: 24 treats
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Large Pot
  • 13x9 pan
  • parchment paper
  • wooden spoon or spatula


  • 1 - 10 oz package of marshmallows 283g
  • 3 Tbsp of Butter 42g
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal 150g


  • Melt butter in a large pot on medium-low heat. Or place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and use the microwave.
  • Add the marshmallows to the pot and stir until completely melted. It will take 10 to 15 minutes. Or if you add the marshmallows and butter all at once to a large bowl and melt them in the microwave on high in bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in between, until melted.
  • Pour all the Rice Krispies cereal in the bowl or pot and mix them until evenly coated. Use a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Place the coated Rice Krispies cereal in a 13x9 pan that has been sprayed with kitchen spray or buttered. Spread it out with a spatula. Then put a piece of parchment paper on top and smoosh it all down until level and compacted. Chill for 30 to 45 minutes until set.
  • Remove it from the pan and cut up into little squares. Enjoy!



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