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Chewy Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

These Chewy Rice Krispie Treats are soft, chewy, and taste so much better than store bought!!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy rice krispie treats, soft rice krispie treats
Servings: 12
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (10oz)(283g) bags mini marshmallows
  • 8 cups (240g) crispy rice cereal
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼-½ teaspoon salt (yes, salt. Just do it)
  1. Line a 9x13 baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Coat with extra butter; set aside.

  2. In a large pot melt the 8 tablespoons butter over low heat. Stir in the marshmallows and continue stirring until most of the marshmallows are melted. (I like to leave plenty that aren't fully melted for pockets of gooey marshmallow throughout the treats!)

  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Stir in the cereal until completely coated. 

  4. Spoon into prepared pan and with well-buttered hands press into an even layer. Let cool at least 30 minutes before cutting. 

Recipe Notes
  1. Use fresh marshmallows only.
  2. Please melt over low heat only!! 
  3. Don't pack the cereal too hard into the pan. If you are crushing the cereal you are pressing too hard.
  4. To use marshmallow fluff substitute almost 3 (7.5oz) jars for the mini marshmallows. Heat on low with the butter and proceed with the recipe. 
  5. Store at room temperature for no more than 3 days or they will start to become hard and dry. Do not refrigerate. 
  6. If you want bigger pockets of marshmallow in your treats, reserve 2 cups of the marshmallows and stir them in with the cereal. 
  7. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Chewy Rice Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 123mg5%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Protein 1.5g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.