Crispy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with rice crispy cereal. You will love the crispy surprise! These cookies are fun to make and fun to eat!

Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am always on the lookout for new cookie recipes. Awhile ago, I saw a couple of cookie recipes that used crisped rice cereal. I love cereal and cookies so why not enjoy them together?I started with my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip recipe. I stirred in Rice Krispies and waited to hear the snap, crackle, and pop. I was a little disappointed, there was no sound coming from my cookie dough. I guess I needed to add milk, but I didn’t want a soggy dough, so I pressed forward:)

The cookies baked up nicely. I really liked the added crisp from the cereal. They were a fun addition! I am glad I tried them. And since there is cereal involved go ahead and eat these for breakfast, I won’t tell:)

Crispy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a crispy surprise!
4.86 from 7 votes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine butter and sugars in your mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. On low, add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and cereal. Don't over mix. You don't want to crush the cereal too much.
  • Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with Silpats or parchment. Bake for 10-12 minutes! Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and enjoy.


Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 79mg, Potassium: 31mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 194IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. I would so eat these for breakfast! 🙂 I've never seen cookies with rice crispies in ,but that's brilliant. They look scrumptious!

  2. These looks so good! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the rice krispie addition sounds amazing. I don't know if I'll eat them for breakfast but I'm definitely going to make some!

  3. Ah, so it's a chewy cookie with some crispy mixed in? That is genius! And of course, how can you go wrong with choc chip? 😉

  4. What a great idea! I had cookies this past weekend that had fruity pebbles and marshmallows in them and they were so amazing.

  5. I like the use of Rice Krispies cereal in various things—love their subtle crunch. Which reminds me of a recipe I need to make (right after I try these cookies, that is). Thanks for the craving & the inspiration!

  6. my fav… I just love cookies. The only thing is when they are in my house I just have no self control and I can't stop from eating like 10 a day… whoops!

  7. Thanks all!

    StephChows-Saw your cookies, will have to make those soon!

    Gaby-That is why we share our baked goods. If they are on the counter, I will eat them:)

    CB-No mocking, just letting you know that cookies are the best..ha!

  8. I love using cereal in cookies – gives them a nice crunch, as well as a nutritional boost. Yours looks fantastic!

  9. Cookies for breakfast? I'm in!

    Your father's day post was lovely as well. You and your dad are so cute.

  10. Your cookies look great! I made waffles with rice crispies once and they were great b/c they stayed crispy!

  11. My coworker and I were just having a conversation about cookies and how they can be so addictive. I don't think these would last long between the two of us…

  12. I made a recipe like this and LOVED it! In fact, when I took it with me on call one of the other students at the whole batch (minus about 8 cookies). 🙂

  13. Wow – these look great! I can honestly say I have never had chocolate oatmeal cookies with rice krispies before… but they sound delicious!

  14. Nice! The cereal makes this a health food, right?

    I think it was Cook's Illustrated that went searching for the best waffle recipe, and their final winner included rice crispies in the batter–to give the waffles a light and airy crunch.

  15. You make the BEST COOKIES EVER! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and can you believe that I have never tried to make them!? That needs to change!

    1. 5 stars
      These were so yummy! Easy to make, came out chewy, chocolatey, and crispy -this one is a keeper! Thanks for sharing! ❤

  16. Nice idea! You could prob even go with chocolate krispies if you're in the coco mood 🙂 That is too bad there was no snapping and popping in the dough, I love that.

    Actually, I really must like that sound. I crack and pop people on a daily basis (or that's what THEY say).

  17. Sorry I have been MIA, I have been so busy, but it has made me feel so bad not to have time to comment. These look great, my dad loves crispy oatmeal cookies, I have to try these.

  18. I tried a cookie that used corn flakes once, I really liked the crunch it gave. I can only imagine how yummy rice krispies would be with cookies. Fun idea!

  19. Wow, those sound so good! My mom puts rice krispies in her special chocolate chip cookies–they are definitely a special weapon when it comes to making good cookies!

  20. These look delicious. For me, an oatmeal cookie just isn’t complete without chocolate chips! Great recipe.

  21. There are always room for cookies. 🙂 I still haven’t tried cereal in them and now I can’t wait to!

  22. OK…so you really need to stop with all of these cookie recipes! My mouth won’t stop watering! They all look so fabulous and delicious! Yum!

  23. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming
    having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly
    appreciated. Many thanks

  24. These cookies were easy to make and were really good. My grandson loved them.
    My question is why are so many people making comments before they have even made or tried the cookies? What’s the point?

  25. I make this recipe but in gluten free form and they are a huge hit. The Rice Krispies make it! I’ve also done them with butterscotch morsels instead of chocolate. Toffee bits with chocolate chips or chocolate chips and butterscotch morsels. All very good variations.

  26. This recipe turned out horrible. I followed the recipe completely, the dough turned out dry and the cookies were puffy and cake-y. They did not taste good and the texture was awful. I followed the recipe so if I did something wrong please enlighten me. 

  27. 5 stars
    Everyone who eats these cookies always asks for the recipe. However, I have decreased the sugar to 1/3 c. of each of the sugars but added 1/2 c. of organic brown rice crisps for a healthier version … and lately, I have used grass fed butter, too.

  28. 5 stars
    These are delicious! I love the unexpected crunch that the crispy rice cereal brings to the cookie. With crispy cereal and oatmeal as two of the ingredients, sounds like a breakfast stand-in to me!!

  29. 4 stars
    In this senior’s teenage years, I remembered one of my favorite cookie recipes combined oatmeal and rice krispies. That recipe was lost many years ago so I am so glad that I found your recipe which has undergone some minor changes as all my friends and their kids just love this recipe.

    Instead of rice krispies, I use Nature’s Path’s koala crisps or sprouted brown rice crisps but increasing the amount to one and a half cups and eliminating the chocolate chips – sometimes adding raisins or dried cranberries. Since the family is trying to decrease the use of sugar, I just used 2/3 c. of combined sugars instead . Definitely a keeper

  30. These cookies were so dry and crumbly I couldn’t get them to stick together. Finally got them in the oven and they just fell apart in places. The cookie needs another egg.

  31. 5 stars
    I had Rice Krispies, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips left from making Scotcheroos for Easter. I found this recipe and it was perfect! The butterscotch chips were a nice addition. I love how crispy and chewy these turned out!

  32. 5 stars
    Thanks for this super recipe which all of my relatives and friends just love. Also, can the dough be frozen to be baked at another sitting as I make huge batches.

  33. Yum, these are a must try. Not sure if it was because I added some chopped walnuts, but they didn’t spread while baking. So I just pressed the ball almost flat and voila. Yum.