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Rice Krispie Treats

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Extra marshmallows, sea salt, and a super-thick bar make for the BEST Rice Krispie Treats. You will love these easy, no-bake treats, they are always a crowd pleaser!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rice Krispie Treats
Servings: 12
Calories: 219kcal


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 16 ounce bag mini marshmallows, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 8 cups crispy rice cereal


  • For super thick Rice Krispie Treats, our favorite, grease an 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. For regular Rice Krispie Treats, grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set pan aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the 16 oz bag of marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Don't over cook or the marshmallows will get hard.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla (if using) and the sea salt. Add the cereal and gently stir until the cereal is well coated with the marshmallows. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Lightly press the mixture into the pan, using a greased spatula. You can also lightly grease your hands and press the mixture into the pan. If you are using an 8x8-inch pan the mixture will completely fill the pan and that is ok.
  • Let the Rice Krispie Treats cool before cutting, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and serve.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap or put the treats in an airtight container and store on the counter for up to 3 days.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg