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Classic Rice Krispie Treats

A perfect version of the classic rice krispie treat!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 226kcal


  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 7 cups rice krispies
  • 2 10-ounce bags of mini marshmallows divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 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 and rice krispies. 
  • Spread in pan (use a piece of saran wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray) and press into the pan.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.  Cut into squares and enjoy.


  • Use unsalted butter - Salted butter can have varying amounts and might make these very salty in the end. Not what we want! So use unsalted butter. 
  • Pan size- I used a 9x13 pan but if you want thicker treats then simply use a smaller pan. 
  • Add extra marshmallows - Reserve some mini 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. 
  • 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. 


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 3.3mg