Ultimate Rice Krispie Bars

Lisa Foote


If you are a fan of rice krispie treats, this recipe is for you. It takes it one step further to make them so delicious! The secret is candy flavoring! You can add food coloring for holiday bars too!

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20 Min


1 stick
1 bag(s)
(16 oz)fresh miniature marshmallows
drops of wilton candy flavoring (cherry, lemon, peppermint)
9 c
rice cereal
food coloring , optional
frosting in a can, optional


1In a large microwave safe bowl, add marshmallows and butter, zap for 30 seconds, stir to mix, repeat at 10 second intervals until marshmallows are just melted... Do NOT over heat. I zapped three times, 1 minute 30 seconds total.
2Stir to mix and combine, while stirring, (OPTIONAL: add food coloring 2-3 drops at a time to get desired color). Add about 5 drops of candy flavoring (Wilton brand sells at most hobby stores in the candy section, Hobby Lobby or Michaels among others).
3Add the Rice Cereal to the marshmallow and butter and mix. Fold until the krispies have also become coated.

Spread in an even layer about 1 inch thick in a parchment lined jelly roll pan or long cookie sheet. Allow to cool for a couple of hours until the treats are no longer tacky to the touch.
4Cut out with Cookie Cutters if you like or cut in squares. Store in plastic ware or sealed with cling wrap until ready to serve.
OPTIONAL: Garnish with icing and colored sugar sprinkles if you like.

About Ultimate Rice Krispie Bars

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American