How to Make Rice Krispies Treats

Do you know how to make Rice Krispies treats? There are many recipes using a variety of ingredients. This cereal made by Kellogg Company is available in many parts of the world. In Australia and New Zealand it is found under the name of Rice Bubbles. As far back as I can remember, the little cartoon characters would advertise the “snap, crackle and pop” of this cereal, which became so well known to the customers of this product. As soon as you poured on the milk, the little rice shapes began to speak! It is no wonder many recipes were developed to use this favorite cereal.

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If you learn how to make Rice Krispies treats, there are easy snack recipes which require no baking. The first recipe is the one found on the box of cereal and is the favorite of many people. It is easy to make, light and so delicious. I shape them in various shapes for different holidays. One day I was talking about this marshmallow recipe to some of my friends and to my total surprise they had never heard of them. I could not believe that; this treat has been around for many years and is so simple to make and so good. If you have never tried them, I urge you to do so.

Rice Krispies treat recipes are not the only recipes to be made with breakfast cereals. Although most of mine are for sweets, especially cookies, anything from meatloaf entrees to apple crisp (desserts) can be made with a variety of cereals. All my life I have made oatmeal cookies; I cannot imagine life without these delicious jewels. I have also for many years made meatloaf with rolled oats; then I discovered how great meatloaf is made with seven grain cereal. As I said earlier, the marshmallow treats are something everyone needs to try. Cornflakes and Crispex cereal are two more that are very useful in cooking and baking; but do not stop there. Many of these foods can be just as tasty with one or another; try using what you have available. You may be surprised with a great tasting product which you have created; try using crushed cereal as a crust on cheese balls. Let your imagination run!


How to Make Rice Krispy Treat Bars with MarshmallowsHow to Make Rice Krispy Treat Bars with Marshmallows
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 10 Cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 Package (16 ounces) miniature marshmallows

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Cook over low heat 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add the rice krispies and stir until all is well coated. Using a buttered spatula, wax paper on rub butter on your clean hands and press mixture into a buttered 9x13 inch pan. Set until cool and cut into squares.


No Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Rice KispiesNo Bake Peanut Butter Balls with Rice Kispies
  • 1 cup of Peanut Butter
  • 1 pound of Powdered Sugar
  • 8 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of rice krispies

Combine all ingredients, blend well and roll into golf ball size.

OPTIONAL: Drizzle chocolate over tops

DATE BALLS This is a favorite of my Rice Krispies treats recipes; I make these at Christmas time.

Date Balls with Rice KrispiesDate Balls with Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/2 chopped nuts
  • shredded coconut

In a skillet combine the sugar, butter, dates and egg; mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cereal and nuts; mix well.

Cool a little, form into balls and roll into coconut.

NOTE: A little butter on hands prevent mixture from sticking to hands.

I make the following two Rice Krispies treats recipes with some cereal flakes in the recipes. NOTE: After creaming with mixer, I use my hands to blend in cereal, nuts, etc.


Drop Cookie Recipe with Rice KrispiesDrop Cookie Recipe with Rice Krispies

Learn how to make this Rice Krispies treats recipes. It can be made with a variety of cereals and is very flavorful with black walnuts and all the extracts.

  • 1 ½ Cups sifted flour
  • 2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup shortening
  • ¾ Cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Beaten eggs
  • ½ Teaspoon orange extract
  • ½ Teaspoon lemon extract
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ Teaspoon brandy extract
  • 1 Cup chopped black walnuts
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 1 Cup flaked cereal (any kind)
  • 1 Cup rice krispies

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Sift again the sifted flour with baking powder and salt; set aside.

Cream butter and sugar; and eggs and beat until light and fluffy.

Beat in the flour and extracts; fold in the nuts and raisins and mix well.

Add cereal and blend well; drop on greased baking sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.


Coconut Cookie Recipe with Rice KispiesCoconut Cookie Recipe with Rice Kispies

I love coconut! This is one of my good rice krispies recipes which also has some flaked cereal.

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • 2 Eggs 
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 Cups flaked breakfast cereal
  • 1 1/2 Cups rice krispies

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and beat until light.

Add remaining ingredients and blend well; drop by spoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheets.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes until slightly brown.

NOTE: I shape into full tablespoon size balls and flatten slightly; I bake on parchment paper

Makes about 32 cookies.


  • 3 ½ Cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 Cup shredded coconut
  • 1 Cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 Cup chunky peanut butter
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 Tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 1 Package (7 Ounces) small jelly beans

Combine cereal and coconut in a large bowl; set aside.

Combine marshmallows and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan.

Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth; remove from heat.

Stir in the vanilla; pour over cereal and coconut.

Stir mixture to coat evenly; shape in 1 ½ inch balls.

With thumb make indentation in each ball.

Fill each indentation with ½ teaspoon peanut butter.

Place 3 jelly beans on top of peanut butter; makes 2 ½ dozens.