Best Rice Crispy Treat Recipe

This is the best Rice Crispy Treats Recipe EVER!  They are gooey, soft and flavorful & so easy to make with 5 ingredients in 5 minutes! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best rice crispy treats, homemade rice crispy treats, rice crispy treat recipe, rice crispy treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9 Servings (or 16)
Calories 200kcal
Author Laura




  • Grease a 8x8” or 9x9" square pan, set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large, deep sauce pot (5 quarts) over low heat.
  • Once butter is mostly melted, add marshmallows and stir until smooth (this takes about 3-6 minutes).
  • Once butter/marshmallow mixture is smooth, add vanilla extract and stir to combine, then remove from heat.
  • Add crispy rice cereal and sea salt to the large pot with the marshmallow mixture and mix until combined. (If desired, at this point you can add mix-ins like sprinkles M&Ms, etc.)
  • Quickly pour the rice crispy treat mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Use a greased spatula or greased hands to gently press the rice crispy treat mixture into the pan until the top is level.
  • If desired, at this point you can add sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc. to the top. Just be sure to gently press them onto the top of the rice crispy treats.
  • Allow the rice crispy treats to sit at room temperature until cooled, about 1 hour.
  • Cut into 9 or 16 squares and serve!



  • 1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows = 6 cups mini marshmallows 
  • For a vegan version, use vegan marshmallows and vegan butter (like Earth Balance)
  • Nutrition information is calculated for this recipe making 9 rice crispy treats. 


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.4mg