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The Best Rice Krispie Treats

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A classic recipe gets made with one secret ingredient that keeps them soft and chewy but not too sticky! These are made using marshmallow cream and are absolutely the best Rice Krispie Treats you’ll EVER eat!

Looking for more Rice Krispie variations? Here are a few of our favorite Rice Krispy CreationsRice Krispie Treats on a Stick, Trix Krispies, and Rice Krispie Fruit Kabobs.

stack of Rice Krispie treats on a cutting board and wax paper

This Search Is Over

Have you ever wondered how to make Rice Krispie treats that stay soft and aren’t too sticky? I definitely have! For YEARS I have been hunting for the perfect rice crispy treat recipe – something sweet, not too buttery, and something that stays soft without being too sticky.

I am excited to share with you a recipe that produces the best, most delicious Rice Krispie treats I have ever eaten (and eaten, and eaten)! The secret lies in one special ingredient that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

the best Rice Krispie treats in a white casserole pan

How To Make The Best Rice Krispie Treats

Normal Start – Traditionally, Rice Krispies are made by mixing melted butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispie cereal and this recipe is no different. You’ll melt the butter in the pan like you normally do and then add in the mini marshmallows.

Secret Ingredient – The secret to THESE delicious little treats is the addition of marshmallow cream! You’ll only need 1/2 cup and you’ll add it to the pot when you add in the marshmallows. The marshmallow cream makes these Rice Krispie treats the chewiest, softest and most delicious you’ll ever eat! I promise you’ll never go back to making these treats in any other way!

Classic Finish – Once you’ve melted everything, you’ll add in the Rice Krispie cereal and mix everything until everything is coated. You’ll press the mixture into a pan and then let it cool before serving.

Storage – If by some miracle you don’t eat the whole pan immediately, be sure to keep them covered so they don’t dry out.

hands pulling apart a gooey Rice Krispie treat

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Here is the simple recipe and I hope you enjoy it. Leave us a comment below and let us know what you thought of the addition of the marshmallow cream. Did you think they were the best Rice Krispie treats you’ve ever made like I do?

5 from 4 votes

Ooey Gooey Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

A classic recipe gets made with one secret ingredient that changes everything for the better! These are absolutely the best Rice Krispie Treats EVER!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 treats
Calories 93 kcal


  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1-10 oz. Package Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallow Cream
  • 6 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat until completely melted.
  2. Add the mini marshmallows and the marshmallow cream to the melted butter and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until combined and smooth.
  3. Slowly add the rice crispy cereal, stirring to make sure all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Gently press into a greased 8x8 square pan, or 9x13 if you prefer your thinner rice crispy treats.
  5. Let the treats cool completely.
  6. Cut and serve!

Recipe Notes

Store your leftovers (if you have any) in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Ooey Gooey Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 treat)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


a stack of Rice Krispie treat squares

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