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Caramel Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Let’s get ready to take your Rice Krispie treat game to a whole new level! Check out these Caramel Rice Krispie Treats, where the classic crispy, chewy delight meets a decadent caramel twist.

There are a million things you can do with Rice Krispie Treats, it’s a giant canvas! I have shared so many recipes here, (check below for my favorites!). You can add multiple ingredients like cereals and candies, then you can use melted chocolate to mold it into whatever shape you’d like!

Perfect for when you want that little bit of extra indulgence, these treats are not just your ordinary cereal bars. They’re a gooey, chewy, caramel-packed sensation that’s bound to be a big hit wherever you serve them. Whether it’s a bake sale, a party, or just a cozy night in, these treats are the easy dessert you’ve been looking for.

If you have a caramel fan in your house you need to make these for them!

What makes Caramel Rice Krispie Treats so special? It’s all in the layers! With a buttery, brown sugar-infused marshmallow mixture, a generous dollop of dulce de leche, and extra mini marshmallows, what I love about these treats is that they offer the perfect balance of crispy, chewy, and irresistibly caramel-y goodness.

Can I make these treats in advance? Absolutely! Caramel Rice Krispie Treats keep well at room temperature for a few days, so they’re a great make-ahead option for any event.

Are these treats kid-friendly? Yes, they’re a fantastic recipe to make with kids! Just ensure they’re supervised, especially when handling the hot marshmallow mixture and caramel. They will love getting their hands dirty with this recipe! My boys really love participating especially when it comes to sweet treats.

Caramel Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

Butter (unsalted)
Vanilla Extract
Jumbo Marshmallows
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Rice Krispy Cereal
Mini Marshmallows
Dulce de Leche

Where to Serve

Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are incredibly versatile. Serve them at bake sales, birthday parties, or as a delightful after-dinner treat. They’re sure to be a big hit and leave everyone asking for the recipe!

Keep your treats fresh and delicious by storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay perfect for up to 5 days. Avoid refrigeration, as it can make them hard. For longer storage, you can freeze them, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in foil, for up to 2 months.

Tips for Making with Kids

  • Safety First: Make sure to always supervise kids, especially when melting butter and marshmallows.
  • Hands-On Fun: Let kids help press the mixture into the pan (with clean hands or wax paper).
  • Creative Touch: Encourage kids to sprinkle extra mini marshmallows or even chocolate chips on top for added fun.

Why Make This Recipe?

Layered Goodness: For me it’s the combination of the marshmallow mixture, caramel layer, and extra marshmallows that gives a delicious dessert!

Sweet Balance: The saltiness cuts through the sweetness, providing that perfect sweet-salty balance.

No-Bake Delight: No need to turn on the oven; this no-bake dessert comes together quickly and easily, offering best results with minimal effort.

Versatile Treat: Easily customizable, you can add nuts, chocolate, or even a drizzle of chocolate for an extra special touch.

Incorporating these elements into your cooking routine will not only bring a smile to your face but also create lasting memories with each gooey, caramel bite. So grab your ingredients, and let’s get sticky with this delightful twist on classic rice krispie treats! Enjoy!

Here are some more fun Rice Krispie Treats recipes to check out:

Easy Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
Yield: 9 treats

Easy Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Indulge in Caramel Rice Krispie Treats, where gooey marshmallows meet a rich caramel layer for a delightful twist on a classic snack. Perfect for any occasion, these treats blend crispy cereal with luscious caramel for an irresistible dessert.


  • 5 tablespoons butter, browned
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 ounce bag jumbo marshmallows
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ of a 13.4 ounce can dulce de leche
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a large pot melt down the butter until it's browned and it begins to smell nutty.
  2. Add in the 10 ounce bag of jumbo marshmallows to the pot and continuously stir until they completely melt.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk, stirring everything once again.
  4. Remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat and pour over a bowl filled with the rice crispy cereal. Use a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula to fold the ingredients together until evenly distributed.
  5. While the mixture is still warm, add the marshmallows and fold the two together again.
  6. Transfer half of the mixture to the prepared baking dish, press into the pan evenly. Then pour half a can of the dulce de leche on top of the warm mixture and spread evenly.
  7. Pour the second half of the rice krispy mixture on top and press into the dish.
  8. Let the treats set at room temperature for about an hour.
  9. Cut and enjoy or store in a ziploc bag or a tightly sealed container for later.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 417Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 26mgSodium 252mgCarbohydrates 78gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 6g

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