M&M Rice Krispie Treats

These M&M Rice Krispie treats are the perfect sweet treat with a classic gooey rice crispy taste plus the chocolate taste of M&Ms.
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These M&M Rice Krispie treats are the perfect sweet treat with a classic gooey rice crispy taste plus the chocolate taste of M&Ms.

Wide image of stack of m&m rice crispy treats on a white platter.

Upgrade the classic Rice Krispie treats with the added goodness of M&Ms. These treats combine marshmallows, Rice Krispies cereal and M&Ms to make a crunchy, chewy and sweet dessert that everyone will love.

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These rice crispy treats with M&Ms are super easy to make and you can whip them up in no time at all and will quickly become a favorite.

They’re perfect for kids and adults, parties, potlucks, or any other time you want an easy and delicious treat that looks great too.

Pinteret graphic with two images of rice krispie treats one close up and one mixed in the bowl.

Ingredient Notes:

Now let’s talk about just some of the ingredients in these M&M rice crispy treats. (The printable list of all ingredients are in the printable recipe card below.)

Mini marshmallows: These seem to be easier to melt and you’ll just need one bag of these to make these treats. This is what will make everything stick together and become gooey deliciousness.

Butter: You’ll need butter because it adds a really nice flavor to the melted marshmallows.

Vanilla: Vanilla extract makes everything better and it’ll just add extra goodness to these treats.

Rice Krispies cereal: Rice cereal is what makes these treats chewy and you’ll need 6 cups.

M&Ms: This is the secret ingredient in these treats. I just adds a little extra crunch and some added chocolate flavor.

(Make sure to check out the FAQ section below in this post for ingredient and substitution questions.)

Top down close up of rice crispy treat on a plate with m&ms.

How to make these treats:

Let’s talk about how to make these M&M Rice Krispie treats. (The printable instructions are in the recipe card below.)

Step 1:

Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set it to the side.

Top view of sprayed 13x9 inch baking dish.

Step 2:

Now add 6 cups of rice cereal to a very large bowl and set aside.

Mixed rice cereal with melted marshmallow in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3:

Next, in a large saucepan, add the butter and heat on medium until melted.

Step 4:

After the butter has melted, add the marshmallows and melt. Stir frequently while everything is melting.

Marshmallows and butter in a small saucepan with a wooden spoon.

Step 5:

Once everything is melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Stir well.

Smooth marshmallow mix in a saucepan with a wooden spoon.

Step 6:

Add the marshmallow mixture to the bowl that contains the rice cereal and mix everything well with a large spoon or a silicone spatula. You may need to switch to mixing with clean hands as it gets a little hard to mix with a spoon.

Mixed rice cereal with melted marshmallow in a large mixing bowl.

Step 7:

Wait for a couple of minutes, then add in about 2/3 of the M&Ms and mix well with a spoon, silicone spatula, or your clean hands.

Rice cereal with marshmallows mixed in a bowl with m&ms poured on top.

Step 8:

Spread the mixture into the sprayed 13×9 inch pan.

Mixed M&M rice krispy treat mixture in a large bowl.

Step 9:

Sprinkle the top of the Rice Krispie treats with the last 1/3 of the M&Ms and push them down a little into the treats.

Rice crispy treats mashed into a baking dish.

Step 10:

Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.

Cut up rice treats in a baking dish.

(Remember that the instructions will also be in the printable recipe card below.)

Wide image of stack of m&m rice crispy treats on a white platter.

M&M Rice Krispie Treats

These M&M Rice Krispie treats are the perfect sweet treat with a classic gooey rice crispy taste plus the chocolate taste of M&Ms.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: M&M Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Kara @ Quick and Easy Baking

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag M&Ms
Have questions?Make sure to check out the Tips & FAQ section in the post!

Instructions

  • Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Add 6 cups of rice cereal to a very large bowl.
  • In a large saucepan, add the butter and heat on medium until melted.
  • After the butter has melted, add the marshmallows and melt. Stir frequently.
  • Once melted, remove the pan from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the marshmallow mixture to the bowl with the rice cereal and mix well with a large spoon or a silicone spatula. It helps to spray the spatula with non-stick cooking spray. You may need to use clean hands to mix at some point.
  • Wait a couple of minutes, then add 2/3 of the M&Ms and mix well with a spoon, silicone spatula, or clean hands.
  • Spread the mixture into the sprayed 13×9 inch pan.
  • Sprinkle the top of the Rice Krispie treats with the last 1/3 of the M&Ms and push them into the treats.
  • Once cooled, cut into squares and serve.

Notes

How to Store: Either in the 13×9 inch baking dish and cover with plastic wrap, or place squares into an airtight container and store at room temperature. These treats are best eaten within 2-3 days.
For other questions: Make sure to check out the TIPS & FAQs for this recipe in the blog post, which should answer questions you may have about ingredients, substitutions, etc.
Nutritional values are an estimate.
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Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 4mg
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Tips & FAQs:

Can I use large marshmallows?

Yes, just make sure you’re using the same amount.

Should I use unsalted or salted butter?

It doesn’t matter. You can use any butter you have, just not margarine as margarine just isn’t real butter.

Do I have to add the vanilla extract?

No, you can omit it if you don’t have any.

Can I use mini M&Ms?

Yes, you can use mini M&Ms instead of full-size M&Ms

Can I use other M&M flavors?

Yes, you can use any flavor M&Ms you like.

How do I store these treats and how long do they last?

Either in the 13×9 inch baking dish and cover with plastic wrap, or place squares into an airtight container and store at room temperature. These treats are best eaten within 2-3 days.

What’s the best way to serve/eat these treats?

Serve and eat these treats at room temperature.

Squares of rice crispy treats with m&ms on a white platter.

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