Easy Rice Crispy Treat Recipe

This easy rice crispy treat recipe is the perfect traditional treat.  There is something about rice crispy treats that remind me of youth.  I remember my mom making some delicious rice crispy’s growing up.

Rice crispy treats are an amazing treat, especially in the summer months.  You can make this treat in minutes and you never have to turn on your oven!  Can I get a HALLELUJAH?!?!?!


Rice Crispy Treat Ingredients

These easy rice crispy treats only call for 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time.  It does not get any easier!

  • Butter
  • Marshmallows
  • Vanilla
  • Rice Cereal

Tips & Tricks

Now, I know this recipe is super simple however if you want to take your rice crispy treats to the next level there are a few things I recommend.

First, Brown your butter!  Don’t just melt the butter.  I think that browning your butter adds an entirely new element to the traditional rice crispy treats.  In order to brown your butter just keep in on the stove over medium heat until it turns from golden to more of a light brown color.

Be careful not to burn the butter.  You are going for browned, not burned.  You will notice tiny little brown specs begin to appear.  Have no fear, this is normal and means you are doing it right.

Second, I recommend using miniature marshmallows or you can even take your kitchen scissors and cutting the big marshmallow into smaller sizes.  This is simply a preference, however.  The smaller the marshmallows the quicker they melt.

Lastly, once the rice crispy treats have been made press them into a pan.  Softly and with

a cold metal spoon or damp hands.  These treats are sticky so to avoid making a mess a little cool water, shaken off, your hands will work wonder in keeping you from turning into a big gooey ball.  I like to use a cold metal spoon too.  Be sure not to press too firmly.  They will harden a bit as they cool and if you compress them too much they lose some of the chewy goodness.

Easy Rice Crispy Treat Recipe

Easy Rice Crispy Treat

Course: Dessert
Servings: 18


  • 6 TBSP Butter
  • 16 oz Marshmallows
  • 1 tsp Vanilla or Almond Extract
  • 6 Cups Rice Cereal


  • Melt the butter over medium heat. Allow to brown.
  • Add marshmallows and melt completely while stirring.
  • Remove from heat and add Vanilla. Stir completely.
  • Add rice cereal and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Press mixture into a greased 9 X 12 Casserole Pan and allow it to cool completely before cutting.


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