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30 Best Rice Krispie Desserts You Need To Try

Thanks to these tasty Rice Krispie desserts, your favorite lunch box treat just got an upgrade. 

From brownies and cheesecake to truffles and cupcakes, they’re light, sweet, and 100% kid-approved.

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Rice Krispie treats hold a lot of memories for me, and I’m sure you feel the same. Didn’t we all use to make these at Grandma’s house?

Sticky, gooey, and wonderfully crunchy, Rice Krispie treats are a thing of beauty.

But have you ever used them in other dessert recipes?

Believe it or not, these Rice Krispie desserts are even better than the OG treat.

So, let’s snap, crackle, and pop our way into today’s roundup!

30 Easy Recipes Using Rice Krispies

1. Rice Krispie Treats

I had to start at the beginning. So, this recipe is for the Rice Krispie treat purists of the world.

A favorite among children and adults alike, this is a quick mix of buttery, melted marshmallows with crunchy cereal.

Add any toppings you like to make them your own, or keep them simple and devour as is.

Either way, you’ll be happy with these gooey treats.

2. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Balls

This deliciously rich, bite-sized dessert is crazy easy to make!

Creamy, salty peanut butter is extra tasty when mixed with crispy rice cereal. It requires no baking, but it’s still sinfully sweet.

Since it’s the first thing to hit your tongue, I recommend using top-quality chocolate.

Try experimenting with milk, dark, or even white chocolate. 

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3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Sure, you could drizzle peanut butter over regular Rice Krispie treats. But why stop there? 

Instead, mix it in with the butter and marshmallows, so the flavor is incorporated into every bite.

Top it with dreamy chocolate for a big upgrade on the already delicious original.

4. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

If you look for texture as well as flavor when baking, these pretzel and peanut butter bars are sure to knock your socks off.

Crispy rice cereal combined with crunchy pretzels is a fantastic duo. Plus, the buttery marshmallows and salty peanut butter are spectacular together.

Just add chocolate on top of it all, and this is one unique dessert bar. 

These will disappear in a flash at any party…or in the kitchen after the kids have gone to bed. 

5. Cinnamon Dulce Rice Krispie Treats

This recipe is another take on the classic that’s slightly unexpected but not to be overlooked. 

Rich with luxurious dulce de leche and a dash of cinnamon, they’re sweet, gooey, and crispy. 

The cinnamon sugar on top is a warm addition that contrasts beautifully with the creamy white chocolate.

If you’re a fan of the Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce, you have to try these!

6. Rice Krispie Cookies

Soft cookies, meet crunchy rice cereal treats.

Talk about hitting two birds with one stone! These babies are a double whammy in texture, taste, and craveabilty.

Featuring salted caramel chips, coconut, oats, and rice cereal, these cookies have a perfect balance of crunch and chew.

And don’t be afraid to add some fun extras! For example, chocolate chips, raisins, or even chopped peanut butter cups would work well.

7. Christmas M&M Rice Krispie Cookies

These Christmas cookies will be on your mind all year long. 

Chewy and soft, they have the perfect amount of crispiness from the rice cereal and the M&Ms.

But you don’t actually have to wait until Christmas to enjoy these. Use any color M&Ms to match the time of year or holiday you want to celebrate.

Or just make them colorful for a weekend at home with the family.

8. Rice Krispie Sugar Cookies

These thin and crisp sugar cookies are fantastic if you prefer cookies without chocolate!

Even if you prefer cookies to be chewy, you’ll want to try this recipe.

They’re filled with rice cereal and are so sweet and tasty. Plus, the crispy texture is so addictive and satisfying, you might eat the whole batch yourself!

9. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies

Creamy peanut butter, crispy cereal, and decadent chocolate chips combine to create one spectacular cookie. 

These are my newest obsession.

The flavors and textures are so good together. But better still, they’re effortless to whip up. 

The ingredient list is mercifully short, but that doesn’t take away from how great these cookies are.

They’re a sure-fire crowd favorite for any occasion. 

10. Oatmeal and Rice Krispie Cookies

There’s something wonderfully comforting about oatmeal cookies. The oats provide a uniquely chewy texture that I just can’t get enough of.

But when you mix that with crispy rice cereal, it’s a match made in cookie heaven.

These cookies are sweet, buttery, and ideal with a cup of hot coffee.

11. Coconut Rice Krispie Cookies

Crisp and delectable, this recipe is like a sugar cookie met a Rice Krispie treat and went on vacation to Hawaii.

The coconut flavor is subtle and sweet, while the texture is buttery and crisp. Serve this with coconut ice cream for the ultimate summer snack.

12. Chocolate Rice Krispie Cakes

Are you hunting for kid-friendly recipes their little hands can help with? You just found one!

Gently melt some chocolate and have them carefully stir it until smooth and shiny. Then, mix in the butter and rice cereal.

Of course, the fun part is decorating! No matter what you choose, they’re super cute and tasty.

13. Irish Rice Krispie Buns

This recipe is a classic in Ireland, and I can’t recommend it enough.

You only need two ingredients (plus M&Ms for decoration), making them simple, chocolatey, and crispy.

What more could you want?

14. Birthday Rice Krispie Treats

This is a fantastic alternative to a traditional birthday cake.

Full of sprinkles and sweet marshmallows, they’re colorful, scrumptious, and ideal for summer parties.

Topped with frosting and even more sprinkles, this recipe will work for any party.

15. Rice Krispie Treat Bundt Cake

How fun is this Rice Krispie treat bundt cake?

You can use any recipe for this, be it original or peanut butter.

Then, instead of cutting the treats into bars, press the mixture into a bundt cake pan and leave it to set. 

Decorate with sprinkles, drizzled chocolate, M&Ms, or any other kind of topping you prefer!

16. Millionaire’s Rice Krispies Treats

Have you ever tried Millionaire’s shortbread? It’s a fun layered dessert bar with shortbread, caramel, and chocolate.

This version swaps out the shortbread for rice krispie treats!

So, every light bite is chock-full of crispy goodness.

17. Mr. Turtle Rice Krispies Cake

How cute is this little guy?

This will obviously be a massive hit with the kids, but I’m sure the adults will love it, too.

Take this to a summer BBQ or beach-themed party, and it’s guaranteed to steal the spotlight!

18. Nutella Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Let’s be honest: you had me at “Nutella.”

That said, the rest of that title is pretty darn appealing. One bite, and I know you’ll be hooked.

This ice cream cake has only three ingredients and is relatively easy to make.

Mix Nutella (or any Nutella-like spread) with the rice cereal and layer the mixture with ice cream. 

The recipe calls for vanilla, but why not go rogue? I think salted caramel or cookie dough would be incredible.

19. Easy Ice Cream Cake with Rice Krispies

This is another customizable ice cream cake I know you and your family will love.

Rice cereal mixed with melted white chocolate makes up the base. Once that’s set, add a layer of ice cream on top.

Finish with a generous helping of whipped topping and decorate! How easy is that?

Freeze the cake to make sure everything stays in place, and serve right before you plan to devour it.

20. Neapolitan Ice Cream Pie with Rice Krispies Crust

Have you ever used Rice Krispies as a pie crust? Well, you’re about to!

Between the chewy, crispy crust and smooth ice cream filling, this is the summer cream pie you never knew you needed.

Instead of marshmallows, you’ll add brown sugar and butter to the cereal. That way, it’s insanely flavorful and holds its shape well.

The classic combination of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate means this pie will be loved by all. 

21. Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches

These babies are as delicious as they look. Between the cookies and cream in the cereal and the luscious filling, you won’t want to share.

You’ll melt cookies and cream chocolate bars into the marshmallows, making them creamy, sweet, and rich.

On top of that, you’ll incorporate chopped Oreos for an added kick of flavor and crunch. Delish!

22. Ice Cream Crunch Bars

Here’s another ice cream sandwich recipe that’s creamy, crunchy, and sugary all at once. 

They have a similar texture to fried ice cream but don’t require any frying.

Instead, the nutty pecans and sweet coconut combine with the buttery cereal creating a fantastic crust. 

These are a fabulous dessert or treat on a hot day.

23. Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Rice Krispies add a surprising texture to these cupcakes. I’m not sure how they stay so crispy in the batter, but they do, and it’s fantastic!

Vanilla bean batter filled with Rice Krispies is topped with a vanilla bean marshmallow cream frosting.

They’re honestly to die for! Seriously, who would’ve thought that a vanilla cupcake could be so outstanding?

With just the right amount of vanilla bean paste and a fun twist of crunch, they may become your new go-to.

24. Cake Batter Rice Krispie Cupcakes

Okay, hear me out. These aren’t exactly cupcakes, and they’re not just Rice Krispie treats either.

You’ll add yellow cake mix to the rest of the ingredients, essentially turning these into yummy cake batter snacks.

Of course, these will taste just as good in a baking pan and cut into squares.

But I think the cupcake shape is way too cute! It’s also the perfect base for some marshmallow cream frosting. Yum! 

25. Rice Krispie Brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate is an unmatched flavor combination. And when you add it to a soft, fudgy brownie, I’m all in. 

This recipe is basically a layered brownie with a delicious trio of flavors and textures.

Fudgy brownie topped with creamy marshmallow, then topped with crispy peanut butter treats.

These babies are super decadent and will definitely become a favorite among your friends and family.

26. Biscoff Rice Krispie Squares

The rich flavor of Biscoff cookie butter is front and center in this Rice Krispie recipe. 

Need I say more?

Okay! It’s crispy, chewy, luscious, and heavenly from top to bottom.

Give it a try, and just try to resist taking a second piece.

27. Ultimate Peanut Butter Krispies Blondies

These treats are an upgraded peanut butter blondie with an “ombre” twist. 

The blondie base is chewy and rich with incredible peanut butter flavor.

Meanwhile, the middle is a sweet, crispy white chocolate and peanut butter treat.

Finally, the top is a classic Rice Krispies that balance the whole dessert.

28. Rice Krispie Treat No-Bake Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my biggest weakness. No matter the flavor, I cannot (and will not) resist its creamy goodness.  

This no-bake cheesecake is loaded with sweet marshmallow cream. So it’s already a winner.

But the giant Rice Krispie treat crust is a stroke of genius!

29. Cheesecake Rice Krispies Treats

If the cheesecake above piqued your interest, but you need to feed a crowd, try this recipe instead.

There’s a super simple Rice Krispie treat base flattened into a baking tin.

Then, you just pour the no-bake cheesecake over the top and leave it to set. Cut this into big or small pieces, and enjoy!

30. Rice Krispie Treat Truffles

These little truffles start with a sweet, crisp marshmallow center.

From there, you’ll roll the mix in spiked chocolate ganache and then dust with cocoa powder to hold it together. 

These are decadent and pretty much adult-only. Make them as gifts, or serve them as a simple after-dinner bite.

30 Best Rice Krispie Desserts

Thanks to these tasty Rice Krispie desserts, your favorite lunch box treat just got an upgrade. They’re light, sweet, and 100% kid-approved.


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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 :)

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