Jazzed-Up Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Even if you don't call yourself a cook, you probably have managed, at some point in your life, to throw together a batch of Rice Krispies treats. We decided to mix things up, and bring you a jazzed-up Rice Krispies treats recipe. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn is the brains behind this recipe and says, "Rice Krispies treats are classic the way they are, but I can't help adding some chocolate and cuteness to doll them up." She goes on to say, "With just a little bit more effort, they transform into a fancier version of what we all know and love." They are perfect for a baby shower, a birthday party, game day, brunch, or even just an after-school snack. You can use white or dark chocolate, and change the sprinkle color to coordinate with your event. Keep reading to find out how to make these fun Rice Krispies treats. 

Gather the ingredients for these Rice Krispies treats

To make this recipe, we only need 7 ingredients. Of course, you need a box of Rice Krispies cereal and marshmallows — the key ingredients. Hahn uses mini marshmallows, since they tend to melt faster, but if you are using the larger ones, they will just take a few more minutes to melt. We'll also need cooking spray and butter, but Hahn tells us non-dairy butter works fine here. The last few ingredients are vanilla, chocolate chips, and decorative sprinkles.

Melt the marshmallows

Line a 9-x 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Next, heat the butter in a large pot over medium. When melted, add in the marshmallows, and stir continuously for about 5 minutes until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Remove from heat.

Add the Rice Krispies, and press them into the pan

Stir in the vanilla, then stir in the Rice Krispies, until everything is combined. Fold the Rice Krispies mixture into the prepared baking dish, and flatten it out as much as you can with a spatula. Then, take another piece of parchment paper, place it on top of the mixture, and press down with your hands to firmly set the Rice Krispies. The mixture will be very sticky, so using parchment paper is super helpful. Let it rest for 30 minutes.

Decorate and serve the Rice Krispies treats

Now the fun part begins — the decorating. Using a sharp knife, cut the Rice Krispies treats into 15 pieces. Remove them from the pan, and insert some type of stick into one end. Hahn says, "This next part can be messy, so I like to lay out more parchment paper on a large baking sheet to set up my work area." Put the chocolate chips in a double boiler, and heat to medium for about 5 minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Then, spread the chocolate onto the bottom half of each Rice Krispies treat. When the chocolate is still warm, add the sprinkles. Then, set each treat on the parchment paper to harden for 15 minutes. 

Your fancy creations are now ready to serve. They will last up to 1 week in a sealed container in the fridge. When stacking them, separate with a piece of parchment paper to keep them from sticking. 

Jazzed-Up Rice Krispies Treats Recipe
4.9 from 24 ratings
Rice Krispies treats are an iconic snack, and this recipe honors the classics with a few twists and turns.
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Total time: 1 hour
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup sprinkles of choice
  1. Line a 9- x 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows, and stir for 5 minutes, until they are completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat, and stir in the vanilla. Add the Rice Krispies, and quickly stir to blend everything together.
  3. Spread the mixture into the dish. Place a piece of parchment paper on top, and press down firmly to pack the mixture into the baking dish. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the Rice Krispies treats into 15 pieces, and stick a thin sandwich stick or cake pot stick into one side. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Working on a parchment-lined board or baking pan, spread the chocolate on the bottom half of the treat, sprinkle it with sprinkles, and lay it on the parchment to harden. Let cool for 15 minutes, then serve.
Calories per Serving 260
Total Fat 9.2 g
Saturated Fat 5.3 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 11.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 43.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Total Sugars 29.3 g
Sodium 87.0 mg
Protein 2.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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