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Rice Krispie Cookies

Spoil the family with this easy no-bake Rice Krispie cookies recipe!

Loaded with peanut butter, marshmallows, white chocolate, and cereal, each bite is a heavenly treat. They’re the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

White chocolate covered Rice Krispies on a wooden cutting board.
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Rice Krispie Cookies 

These Rice Krispie cookies are like little nuggets of heaven. They’re airy, crisp, sweet, salty, and absolutely delightful.

Rice Krispies and their patented crunch give these goodies an incredible texture. Then there’s all the mix-ins that up the decadence factor.

Fluffy marshmallows, salty peanuts, and white chocolate chips make these treats irresistible. 

But what I love most is that this no-bake recipe is foolproof. It’s insanely easy and requires zero baking skills. 

So you can get the little ones involved in the process. They’ll love making these cookies!

Rice Krispie Cookie Ingredients - Rice Krispies, White Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, Mini Marshmallows and Salted Peanuts

Ingredients 

The ingredients for this cookie recipe are super simple and to the point. There’s no need for flour, butter, eggs, or even milk.

Everything you need is likely in your kitchen right now!

  • White chocolate chips – The flavor of white chocolate adds a buttery sweetness that pairs perfectly with salty peanuts and Rice Krispies. 
  • Creamy peanut butter – Creamy peanut butter adds more peanut flavor, making these cookies so delicately smooth and buttery. 
  • Mini marshmallows – Mini marshmallows are a must! They ensure every bite delivers equal parts chocolate, peanuts, Rice Krispies, and marshmallows. 
  • Rice Krispies – Name-brand Rice Krispies or the knock-off brand both work. Either way, these will be delightfully crispy and crunchy!
  • Salted peanuts – Salted peanuts are another must. Unsalted works in a pinch, but those salted peanuts are the secret ingredient. They add a wonderful pop of saltiness that tames the sweetness in these cookies. 
Closeup view of White chocolate covered Rice Krispies on a wooden cutting board.

How to Make Rice Krispie Cookies 

You don’t have to be much of a baker to make these Rice Krispie cookies. The process is very beginner-friendly.

All you need are these basic steps:

1. Melt the white chocolate chips. Place them in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.

2. Add the peanut butter. Stir until silky smooth. 

3. Mix in the mini marshmallows, Rice Krispies, and peanuts. Keep stirring until the creamy mixture fully coats everything.

4. Shape the cookies. Using a tablespoon, drop heaping portions onto wax paper. Let cool and enjoy!

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Tips and Variations 

Since there’s no baking involved, these cookies are very easy to make and customize. Swap out the ingredients with your favorite mix-ins.

Here are a few suggestions to make these cookies even better:

  • Change up your cereal. Rice Krispies are in the cookies’ name, but any cereal works! Try other cereal brands like Corn Flakes, Cheerios, or even Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Each will add a delightful flavor and texture.
  • Go crazy with candy and nuts. Make your cookies over the top! Simply swap out peanuts for other nuts and candy. Try salted cashews, pecans, or pistachios. You can even add bite-sized candy like M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces. 
  • Always melt your chocolate slowly. White chocolate often seizes fast. To ensure this doesn’t happen, melt your chocolate for 15-30 seconds and then stir. Once melted, resist the urge to pop them back in the microwave.
  • Try other types of chocolate. White chocolate makes these cookies incredibly sweet and delicious. But you can use other types of chocolate too. Try dark, semisweet, or milk chocolate chips for a more chocolatey finish. 
  • Love marshmallows? Add extra! The great thing about this recipe is that it’s not an exact baking science. If you love marshmallows, you can add more to the mixture. You can add more peanuts and cereal too. 
Rice Krispie Cookies covered with white chocolate with mini marshmallows and salted peanuts on a wooden cutting board.

How to Store Rice Krispie Cookies 

In my house, these Rice Krispie cookies only last a few days before they disappear!

That said, storing them properly won’t be a problem. Just follow any of these options for leftover cookies:

To Store: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days. You can also refrigerate leftover cookies for up to 1 week.

To Freeze: Place the cooled cookies in an air-tight freezer bag. Label and freeze. Frozen cookies will last for up to 3 months.

To Thaw: Slowly thaw the cookies on the kitchen counter or the fridge. 

Rice Krispie Cookies

Servings

24

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

127

kcal

Try these Rice Krispie cookies for a treat everyone will flip for! This easy recipe has everything you love about Rice Krispie treats, plus some extra, fun ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

  • 1 cup Rice Krispies

  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Instructions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the white chocolate chips and heat for 15-30 seconds at a time. Remove the bowl, stir, and heat until the chocolate chips are just melted and smooth.
  • Add the creamy peanut butter, and continue stirring until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the salted peanuts, mini marshmallows, and Rice Krispies until everything is fully coated in the white chocolate mixture.
  • Using a tablespoon, place heaping portions of Rice Krispie cookies onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before placing them into an air-tight container. Dig in!
Rice Krispie Cookies

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “Rice Krispie Cookies”

  1. We have made this every Christmas for years but we add peanut butter Captain Crunch in addition to the Rice Crispies. They’re great for gifting. Everybody asks for the recipe!

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