11 Absolutely Delicious Rice Krispies Treats to Make Right Now

updated Apr 12, 2021
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Rice Krispies treats are one of the easiest and most satisfying things to make at home. The only tools you need are a single pot and wooden spoon; the only ingredients are a box of cereal, a bag of marshmallows, and butter. It’s practically impossible to mess up this crunchy-yet-gooey snack. And have you ever met someone who didn’t like Rice Krispies treats? Neither have we.

The classic back-of-box recipe is delicious and, if you want to stick to the O.G. recipe, we would not fault you. But perhaps you want to take things up a notch. If this is you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite must-try treats. From nutty brown butter Rice Krispies treats to festive s’mores ones, here are 11 absolutely delicious Rice Krispies treats to make right now.

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S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
If you love s’mores, you’ll love this campfire-inspired take on Rice Krispies treats. Crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips, and a generous amount of vanilla extract and salt create the perfect hybrid dessert.
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Funfetti Rice Krispies Treats
A combination of almond and vanilla extracts gives these Rice Krispies treats their classic funfetti flavor while rainbow sprinkles give them their festive appearance. They’re the perfect treat to make for a birthday or for no real reason at all.
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Eggnog Rice Krispie Treats
Sweetened condensed milk is a game-changing Rice Krispies treat ingredient because it keeps the treats extra soft and creamy, adds a lovely milk-y flavor, and basically brings everyone who tastes them to their knees.
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Brown Butter Pretzel Rice Krispies Treats
Salty pretzel pieces and big chunks of dark chocolate balance the sweetness of the marshmallows and give these Rice Krispies treats a wonderful texture and subtle salty flavor. Browning the butter adds an extra dimension of flavor, making them taste nutty and rich.
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Grilled Rice Krispies Treats
If you have access to a grill (or an indoor grill pan) you can transform standard Rice Krispies treats into something totally unexpected and delicious. The grill chars them and gives them a rich smoky flavor that tastes just like toasted marshmallows.
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Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats
Just because it isn’t pumpkin season doesn’t mean you can’t make these spiced Rice Krispies treats, which are made with canned pumpkin purée and a handful of baking spices. If you have it, use a half teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in place of the individual spices.
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Cookies & Cream Rice Krispies Treats
Seven pantry ingredients is all it takes to make these beautiful cookies and cream Rice Krispies treats that are loaded with crunchy pieces of Oreo cookies and drizzled in decadent white chocolate. If you don’t have Oreos on hand, any crunchy chocolate cookie variety, such as Nabisco wafers, will work just fine.
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Better-than-the-Box Rice Krispies Treats
If you’re looking for a simple Rice Krispies treat recipe, this is for you. It’s the classic recipe you know and love, only with a few clever tweaks that make it even better. It browns the butter and adds a splash of vanilla extract and generous pinch of salt to tie it all together.
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Firecracker Rice Krispies Treats
These Rice Krispies treats are sprinkled with red and blue Pop Rocks, which not only make them look festive, but also means they’re seriously fun to eat. Sweet bites that pop and fizz in your mouth will bring out the kid in you and most definitely put you in the holiday spirit.
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Red Velvet Rice Krispies Treats
Red velvet cake lovers, this is for you. Cocoa powder, white chocolate, red food coloring, and vanilla extract give these treats their signature red velvet flavor and vibrant color.
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Piña Colada Rice Krispies Treats
This tropical take on Rice Krispies treats uses dried pineapple and dark rum to create the perfect cocktail-inspired treat. Just make sure to use unsweetened coconut flakes, as the sweetened varieties might make these treats a bit too sweet.
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