Gourmet Rice Krispie Treats

The BEST Rice Krispie Treats!  Extra soft and full of marshmallows and sprinkles!
Be sure to check out the how-to VIDEO at the bottom of the recipe! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword rice krispie treats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 squares
Calories 99kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 6 Tablespoons European salted butter*, cut into 6 pieces 85g
  • 15 oz miniature marshmallows this is generally 1 1/2 bags (425g)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (175g)
  • 3 Tablespoons colored sprinkles optional


  • Line a 13x9 pan with wax paper and set aside.
  • Place butter in the bottom of a large saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir occasionally until butter is completely melted.
  • Add 10 oz (one bag) of marshmallows and stir until just melted.  Keep your heat below medium and stir frequently, this will take a bit of time for the marshmallows to melt but too-high heat can cause your rice krispie treats to come out too hard.
  • Stir in vanilla extract, and then add rice krispies cereal and remaining marshmallows.  Stir until ingredients are combined and additional marshmallows are just beginning to melt.
  • Scatter sprinkles over the mixture and briefly stir to combine.  Immediately transfer mixture to prepared 13x9 pan and use a silicone spatula or your hands to gently pat rice krispie treats down evenly into pan (don't over-handle them or this will also make them come out too hard).  
  • Allow Rice Krispie Treats to cool completely at room temperature before cutting and serving -- about 30-60 minutes.



*You can substitute with regular salted butter, but I really like the flavor and quality of European


Serving: 1square | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Iron: 2.2mg