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A classic treat with a fun twist you can make anytime of year when you need a quick no bake treat. These seriously are the best rice krispie treats recipe ever. White chocolate rice krispie treats with sprinkles stirred in? OMG. You will make these more than once.
It’s been a long time since I have had a rice krispie treat. And probably longer when I have had a GOOD rice krispie treat. You know the kind where they are too tough, not enough marshmallow, just eh.
And these rice krispie treats get taken to the next level. Because why stop at the classic when you can add white chocolate. And sprinkles. Oh my.
Let’s just say we were fighting over these down to the last bite. Yup, they were that good.
Rice Krispie treats are simple right? Melt butter. Add marshmallows. Melt those. Stir in rice krispie treats (do this off the heat please!). Spread into the pan. And done. You get to enjoy them. But I still have a few simple tricks for you to make these the best ever.
Ingredients needed to make these white chocolate rice krispie treats
The best part about making rice krispie treats is that it takes very few ingredients.
- Butter – I’ve made these with both unsalted and salted. Both worked. If you use salted, do NOT add additional salt.
- Rice Krispies – You know because then they would need to be named something else!
- Marshmallows – You will need to have 2 bags of marshmallows (at least one of them should be the mini variety so you can stir in 2 cups of the mini’s at the end. If I have a large marshmallow variety I use that bag as the type to melt down as you will see in the photo, and then stir in mini marshmallows at the end).
- White chocolate Chips – I stir some into the bars, and then also melt and drizzle a little over the top.
- Sprinkles – I mean why not?
- Vanilla extract – I swear this is what sets my rice krispie treats apart from all others. It just brings out the marshmallow flavor.
- Salt – A little kosher salt sprinkled in (if using unsalted butter) helps to balance out all that sweetness.
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How to make these white chocolate funfetti rice krispie treats- step by step photos
More Marshmallows! And sprinkles…and white chocolate!
A trick for pressing them into the pan
More White Chocolate!
Because why not? 🙂
I melted the remaining 1/2 cup of chips and just drizzled them on top. Be careful when melting your white chocolate chips in the microwave. I microwave in 30 second intervals and stir in between. It’s a small amount so it’s only going to take 2-3 times in the microwave.
Tips for making these white chocolate funfetti rice krispie treats
- Pan size– I used a 9×13 pan but if you want thicker treats then simply use a smaller pan.
- Add extra marshmallows – Reserve some marshmallows to stir in at the end so you get some marshmallows that haven’t melted into the mixture. Of course you could always make your own homemade vanilla marshmallows.
- Use saran wrap – These can be tricky to press down into the pan because of how sticky they are. So lightly spray a piece of plastic wrap and use that to press the mixture down into the pan. Or lightly spray a sandwich bag and then use that to press it down.
- Do not press down too much – You do need to press them down somewhat but if you press down too much you could create a rice krispie treat that ends up too dense.
White Chocolate Fufetti Rice Krispie Treat FAQ’s
Why did my rice krispie treats get hard?
This could be if you used stale rice krispies or stale marshmallows. Another reason might be you pressed down TOO much when pressing them into the pan.
Do I need to bake rice krispie treats?
That’s the best part of rice krispie treats. No baking required! That means they are ready in a flash and a great no bake treat to make in the summer time.
Do I need to refrigerate rice krispie treats?
Nope! In fact that could contribute to them turning too hard as well. They will be fine and stay fresh at room temperature for about 2 days.
Can I use a different cereal?
You absolutely can. Try using Lucky Charms, Cocoa Krispies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Cheerios instead.
Can I Use A Different Chocolate Chip?
Not a fan of white chocolate? That’s ok. Swap out the white chocolate chips for your favorite chocolate chip instead!
How do I store rice krispie treats?
These will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
If they last that long that is.
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Tools needed to make these White Chocolate Funfetti Rice Krispie treats
- Baking Dish- Either an 7×11, 9×9 or 8×8
- Large Stockpot – I own a large Cuisinart stockpot that I love and have had for years!
- Mixing bowl (if your saucepan is big enough, I just melt my butter than throw everything in- if not I transfer to a large mixing bowl!)
- Sturdy silicone spatula to stir with!
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White Chocolate Funfetti Rice Krispie Treats
- Lightly spray x 9x13 pan or line with with aluminum foil. You can use a smaller pan if you want thicker treats.
- Melt butter in a very large pot on low heat.
- Open one bag of marshmallows and reserve 2 cups of mini marshmallows. Set these aside. These will be stirred in at the very end.
- When butter is melted, add the remaining marshmallows (1 whole bag, and what's left of the second bag). Stir with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon until melted.
- Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
- Stir in remaining 2 cups mini marshmallows, rice krispies, 1/2 cup white chocolate, and sprinkles.
- Spread in pan (use a piece of saran wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray) and press into the pan.
- Melt remaining 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips in microwave. I microwave in 30-second intervals stirring in between each addition to make sure they don't burn. Drizzle on bars.
- Let sit for 10 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy.
- Butter: If you use salted butter, omit the additional salt.
- Pan size- I used a 9x13 pan but if you want thicker treats then simply use a smaller pan.
- Add extra marshmallows - Reserve some marshmallows to stir in at the end so you get some marshmallows that haven't melted into the mixture. Of course you could always make your own homemade vanilla marshmallows.
- Use saran wrap - These can be tricky to press down into the pan because of how sticky they are. So lightly spray a piece of plastic wrap and use that to press the mixture down into the pan. Or lightly spray a sandwich bag and then use that to press it down.
- Do not press down too much - You do need to press them down somewhat but if you press down too much you could create a rice krispie treat that ends up too dense.