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5 from 3 votes

Best Rice Krispie Treat

Classic Rice Krispie Treats with the perfect ratio of cereal to marshmallow for the ultimate no bake dessert.
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice krispies treats, best rice krispies treats, no bake dessert, dessert


  • 9 x 9 baking dish


  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 1/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  • Butter a 9×9 baking dish (or line with wax paper, aluminum foil or parchment paper) then set aside.
  • Reserve one cup of marshmallows.
    Add the butter to a deep pot over low to medium-low heat. Once the butter melts, add the remaining marshmallows, reduce the heat to low and cook stirring often until the marshmallows are melted.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, blend in the vanilla then add the Rice Krispies stirring gently with a rubber spatula until it’s completely blended with the melted marshmallows.
  • Next add the reserved marshmallows stirring just until combined. Transfer the treats to the prepared baking dish gently pressing (don’t compact too tightly). Cool completely then cut into 9-12 squares.