16 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 (or you can make our better-than-the-box Rice Krispies treats recipe!). 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 Rice Krispies treats, here are 16 absolutely delicious Rice Krispies treats to make right now.

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Better-than-the-Box Rice Krispies Treats
The minimalist dessert gets a maximalist upgrade.
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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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Honey Butter Rice Krispies Tteok Treats
This fun treat features a chewy sweet rice cake sandwiched between layers of buttery, honey-sweetened Rice Krispies treats.
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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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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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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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Sweet and Salty Crispy Rice Treats
Homemade is always best – especially when it comes to Kate Wood's spin on this favorite treat.
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Peanut Butter Scotcheroos
Imagine if Rice Krispies treats had a run-in with a jar of peanut butter and then doused with a melted medley of chocolate and butterscotch chips.
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Lucky Charms Marshmallow Bites
Lucky Charms lovers, rejoice in this cereal-meets-snack bar mash-up perfect for St. Paddy's Day.
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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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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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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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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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Christmas Trash Treats
These festive no-bake bars have everything but the kitchen sink.
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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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