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BUTTERY Rice Krispie Treats

A whole stick of butter (8 tablespoons) makes Rice Krispie Treats so much better! They come out softer and buttery!
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Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 196


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 ounces marshmallows about 40 or 5½ cups miniature marshmallows
  • candied sprinkles optional


  • Butter or spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
  • If you are using candied sprinkles on top, have them ready before you start to cook. You have to sprinkle them on top while the mixture is still stickly.
  • In a large pan on the stovetop, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until they are all melted, and the mixture is creamy.
  • Remove from the stove and add the Rice Krispies cereal. Use a large spoon to mix it well.
  • Quickly spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Use wet hands to press it down evenly.
  • Add candied sprinkles on top if you’d like. Do it quickly before it sets!
  • Cool. Cut into squares.


MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: In a microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Continue the recipe above from step 5.
FREEZE:  You can freeze Rice Krispie Treats for 6 weeks.   Put them in freezer containers separating the layers with wax paper or parchment paper.  Defrost them at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.
VARIATIONS:  There are hundreds of recipes out there for variations: chocolate ones, peanut butter, smores, sprinkle ones, frosted ones, shapes on a stick, and on and on!
Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1168IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 4mg