Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

caramel rice krispie bars

I love a good rice krispie treat.  For me a good rice krispie treat is not  too crispy!  I like mine a little softer and a little more gooey than the standard recipe.

So I do my treats a little different.  I use a whole bag of marshmallows but instead of just a couple of tablespoons of butter like the recipe usually calls for I add in a 1/2 a cup.  I promise you won’t be sorry!

rice krispie collage

I put it all in a nice big glass container and then heat it up in the microwave.  Stir it up good and then add the rice cereal.  I use about 7 cups or until it gets to just the right gooeyness that I like.

Sometimes a regular old rice krispie treat will suffice but sometimes it needs to be dressed up a bit.  Nothing dresses up a treat better than some caramel and chocolate.

I greased a large cookie sheet/jelly roll pan and pressed my marshmallow mixture into the pan.  Let it set up and even stick it in the refrigerator if you are in a hurry.  Then cut through the middle with a knife or spatula.

rice krispie bars 2

For the caramel I used the Kraft caramel bits which you don’t have to unwrap and they melt easily in the microwave.  Spread the caramel on half of the pa .  Then fold one half of the  bars over on top of the other half, sandwiching the caramel in between.  Cut them into squares

Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

Then drizzle with melted chocolate for the finishing touch!

Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

You may never eat a regular old rice krispie treat again!

Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

Because I knew if left alone I would eat the entire pan myself, I posted a photo on Instagram and invited the neighbor kids to come over and have some.  The message I got back was that on a scale of 1-10, they rated an 11.  Not bad!

Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

Your new favorite way to eat a rice krispie bar!  I promise.
Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

For other rice krispie treats try these:
Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

Crispy Chocolate Cherry Treats

Rice Krispie Treats

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats


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Caramel Rice Krispie Bars
  • 1 bag of large marshmallows
  • ½ C butter
  • 7 C rice krispie cereal
  • 1 bag Kraft Caramel Bits
  • Chocolate chips, melted for drizzling
  1. Add marshmallows and butter into a microwavable bowl.
  2. Melt in microwave on high for 1½ to 2 minutes.
  3. Mix marshmallows and butter until butter melts and mixture is smooth. (If the butter doesn't melt, microwave for an extra 15 seconds or so.)
  4. Add cereal into marshmallow mixture.
  5. Mix away
  6. What we're trying to avoid here is big gloppy amounts of white marshmallow
  7. Once the marshmallow-butter mixture is evenly mixed in, pour into a greased 18 x 13" pan and allow to set
  8. Cut in half.
  9. Melt caramel bits and pour over half of the rice kris pies.
  10. Cover caramel with other half of rice krispies.
  11. Refrigerate to set up and then cut into pieces
  12. Drizzle with melted chocolate.
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Joanna H. says

    WOWOW!!!! These make me want to stop working this very minute and make these. I think that is so smart to add the extra butter and marshmallows. I will have to try ASAP.

  2. Heidi says

    Why can’t we be neighbors?! Boy would I love a neighbor that bakes for me! LOL That is a pretty darn good recipe. Now I know that special treats in store for our family to make this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

  3. says

    Oh my gosh! Forgetting for a moment that we’re both women and already married, this makes me want to marry you!

    I have a bag of those caramel bits just waiting for inspiration, and lady, this was it! I think I see where my day is headed.

  4. Ginny says

    I must have done something wrong ? Rice Krispies turned out ok but Carmel in center is hard to chew, butter seemed to overpower Krispies making them soggy :-(

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