Three rice krispie squares in front of the pan of rice krispies squares.
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Classic Rice Krispie Squares

These rice krispie squares are is perfect for summer! Classic, easy, and no baking required. Some twists to the original will make them a hit!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword rice krispie squares, rice krispies treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 9 treats
Calories 139kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal or similar
  • 2 tablespoons butter separated
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows separated
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips melted


  • Butter an 8x8 baking dish with 1/2 tablespoon of the butter.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter and 2 cups of the mini marshmallows until smooth.
  • Quickly stir in salt.
  • Add in Rice Krispies cereal and stir until totally combined.
  • Let cool about 2 minutes, then quickly stir in the remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows.
  • Pour into the greased baking dish and flatten. I find it is easiest to spray my hands with a bit of cooking oil and press the mixture in that way.
  • Let cool completely.
  • While treats are cooling, melt chocolate chips in microwave.
  • Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until about half the chips are melted.
  • Remove from microwave and stir until all the chips are melted.
  • Spoon into the corner of a sandwich bag.
  • Snip off the tip of the corner and pipe lines over the top of the treats.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 3.2mg