Easier Rice Krispie Treats

Easier Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

*Adapted from Kelloggs Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

How can rice krispie treats get any easier? Well, they can. And this makes a ton!

I am sure someone has thought of this before, because I can be a bit slow. However, I felt like a genius when I finally figured out how to be even lazier with my rice krispie treats. So, just humor me!

Here is how I make them without measuring:


12 oz. box Rice Krispies Cereal
2 10 oz. bags of marshmallows (size and brand does not matter but if your store only carries 16 oz. sizes, you will need one whole 16 oz. bag plus 2 additional cups of marshmallows)
1 stick salted butter

Take a stick of butter and rub a 13X9 pan with the stick, until the pan is coated.

In a very large stock pot, melt the rest of the stick of butter on low heat on the cooktop. The moment the butter is melted, add both bags of marshmallows.


Stir continuously until the whole mixture is melted. Turn off heat.

Open the whole box of rice krispies cereal and dump it in. Stir until all of the marshmallow is distributed into the cereal.


Pour the mixture into the buttered dish. Well… it will not pour. So, glop the mixture into the buttered dish.

Now, gently pound the mixture with the back of your fists until it is smooth. I am not kidding.


Now, this is where it gets tricky. Everyone is going to want the oooeey goooeey stock pot remains. Pick your favorite child and let them have it. Who am I kidding? No one fights over the stockpot, because no one knows about the stock pot. It is my very favorite sticky secret.

After you have secretly indulged yourself, immediately put the stockpot in the sink and fill it with soapy water. It will make life much easier for you later.

Wait for the rice krispie treats to cool. This will be very hard. Slice it in to appropriate slices.


I put mine individually in saran wrap and displayed them prettily. You can do this, or just cover the whole pan with saran wrap….But then it will be ugly and you will be sad.



4 thoughts on “Easier Rice Krispie Treats

  1. I’m so trying this! The recipe on the box doesn’t make that many so your version sounds way better…and a heck of a lot easier!! Thanks!

  2. Maybe I’m the only person who has never made Rice Krispy Treats? This sounds so easy; even I can remember those ingredients and keep on hand. Thinking, perhaps instead of cereal I could use popcorn and make tasty popcorn balls? I’m always trying to add some benefit to snacks, so a healthier cereal might work? Before I start modifying, I’ll make this recipe. Thank you, can’t wait to give this a try.

    • Well, I am glad you are going to try them! They are so yummy! You could definitely try popcorn. I know other people use different cereal as well. Of course, the bad part about them are the marshmallows and butter! But everything in moderation. Tell me what you think if you try them!

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