Original Rice Krispies Treats™

Rice Krispies Treats™ is a classic recipe that we all remember fondly from our childhood. This no-bake recipe uses only 4 ingredients and your littles can help!

Original Rice Krispies Treats™

Original Rice Krispies Treats™

Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 12
Calories 265 kcal


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies™ cereal
  • 1 package Mini M&Ms;™, optional (10 ounce or 1½ cups) 
  • 3 tsp butter
  • 1 bag marshmallows (10 oz or about 40)


  • Use cooking spray to coat a 10”x13” pan.
  • Measure Rice Krispies™ and Mini M&Ms;™ into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • Put the marshmallows and butter into a separate large bowl.  Place in the microwave and heat on full power for 2 minutes.*  Stir until marshmallow and butter are well combined.
  • Add the cereal mixture to the marshmallow and stir quickly to combine.  
  • Use a buttered spatula, waxed paper or buttered hands to gently press the mixture into the prepared pan.  
  • Allow to cool and cut into 2” squares for serving.
  • *This step can also be done on the stovetop.  Place marshmallows and butter in a large pan.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until the marshmallows are melted and smooth.
  • Hack:  Store leftovers in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days.  Separate layers with waxed or parchment paper.  They can also be tightly wrapped and frozen for up to 6 weeks.
  • Hack:  Experiment by using flavored marshmallows, food coloring (added to melted marshmallows) and/or different stir-ins such as candies, nuts or sprinkles.  Go crazy and let me know how they turn out!
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Did you know?  Marshmallows were originally made from the sap of the mallow plant and enjoyed only by royalty.  Check out some more fun facts here!

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Suggestion:  Milk and cereal bars are another easy, no-bake goodie for your littles to make!


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