The Best Rice Krispie Treats

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The best rice Krispie treats are a delicious no-bake treat loaded with lots of gooey marshmallows. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comThese Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect no-bake summer treat and loaded with lots of gooey marshmallow! They are deliciously insane. In a good way, of course. 🙂

Rice Krispie Treats remind me of my childhood. My sisters and I used to make them all the time during the summer when we were out of school. You can find the original recipe on the back of a box of Kellog’s Rice Krispies cereal, of course, but we always added more butter and marshmallows to make the best rice krispie treats ever!

The best rice Krispie treats are a delicious no-bake treat loaded with lots of gooey marshmallows.

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The Best Rice Krispie Treats

The best Rice Krispie Treat recipe that is loaded with extra marshmallows!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18
Author Holly


  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows divided
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt optional


  • Line a 9x9-inch pan with aluminum foil. Spray foil with non-stick spray, set aside.
  • In a large pot, over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Once butter is melted add 6 cups mini marshmallows and salt (if using). Stir constantly until marshmallows are melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispie cereal. Stir until just barely coated in marshmallow mixture. Now stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and press evenly into the pan.
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve and enjoy!


Squares stay good stored in a large ziplock bag for up to 2 days.






The best rice Krispie treats are a delicious no-bake treat loaded with lots of gooey marshmallows.

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22 thoughts on “The Best Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Please oh please! I am NOT a fan of marshmallows, but melt them, and I will gobble them up. These look so tasty…such a perfect summertime treat!

  2. I’ve never heard of adding salt to these, but I’m excited to try it and see what it does for the flavor. I can easily demolish a batch of these once a week. I wish I were kidding. 😉

  3. I never thought of salt! Just love the sweet and salty. Have you ever tried adding about 1 tsp. of vanilla extract to the melting marshmallows? That was always my mom’s little secret. It makes a huge difference in the taste.

    1. I think that’s funny you brought up using vanilla extract that’s what I do when I make mine for my kids my mom never used it but I do I also use butter extract along with this salt I think it gives it that little extra something

  4. Try this with reeses peanut butter chips and chocolate chips addef with the last bit of marshmallows. Yummo!

  5. This is the best recipe I have ever used. My family devoured them. My sons friend said that they were his favorite.thanks so much for sharing with us.

  6. Sounds easy…I add just a half tsp. Vanilla & half cup shredded unsweetened coconut ….turned out great

  7. Iade this for my church’s youth group a few days ago. I added a caramel and chocolate drizzle on top. The kids loved them. However, they were very soft and sticky. Could you advise what to do to make them a little more stiff and less sticky (similar to the treats you buy in the store)? Thanks for the recipe and tips!

  8. These truly are THE BEST RKT’s ever! I made these and took them to work and they were all gone in a matter of seconds. I should of doubled the batch! LOL

  9. Hahaha, “last 2 days”. These wouldn’t last 2 hours at my house. My sister and I also used to devour pans of these things. Now with the kids grown, I don’t make them often enough.. Once I made them with browned butter and topped with sea salt. I saw some like that for sale for a ridiculous price somewhere and told myself “I can do that”. Yes, it was also good stuff. Yours look wonderful and with summer coming, sounds like a great idea. Especially for my gluten free husband because several marshmallows and rice cereal are gluten free.

  10. I just made these, they are hands down the best rice crispy treat I’ve ever made/eaten! Will never make them the regular way again. Thanks for sharing!

  11. 5 stars
    BEST RCT RECIPE!! This has been my go to for the past fEw years because everyone raves about them at my parties! Hands down would not Change a thing (other than making a double batch because they disappear so quickly!)

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