Snickers Rice Krispies Treats

Snickers Rice Krispies Treats

Ever since I was a kid, I have adored Rice Krispies Treats. There was always something so satisfying about the combination of crispy cereal with gooey, chewy marshmallows. In grade school, my mom would make them as an occasional treat, following the directions on the back of the box. One summer during middle school when we went to the beach, my mom surprised us with some “fun” cereals, which we usually were not allowed to eat at home. Among the boxes was Rice Krispies Treats cereal. Possibly one of the most underrated cereals of all-time. Then in high school, they came out with the pre-packaged Rice Krispies Treats, which were not nearly as good as the ones mom whipped up, but they were quick and easy, so I was sold.

Once I started spending a lot of time in my own kitchen, I would make a batch of classic Rice Krispies treats every now and then for get-togethers. Then I discovered the world of amped-up Rice Krispies Treats; versions with peanut butter cups, white chocolate and pretzels came flying out of the kitchen. Suddenly, it seemed I was long overdue for a peanut/caramel/chocolate variation. No more.

Snickers Rice Krispies Treats

I played around with the original recipe, adding caramel sauce, peanuts and chopped Snickers bars to the mix. As if that wasn’t enough, I topped it all off with a chocolate-peanut butter glaze and more chopped peanuts.

The result? Quite possibly the best Rice Krispies Treats to ever come out of my kitchen. They’re insanely gooey with just enough crunch, and packed full of sweet and salty flavors. I really haven’t grown up much since I was first introduced to Rice Krispies Treats; give me one of these babies and you’ll be sure to see some marshmallow and chocolate on my face ;-)

Snickers Rice Krispies Treats

One year ago: Peanut Butter Blondies
Two years ago: Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Five years ago: Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte

Snickers Rice Krispies Treats

Yield: 24 treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Rice Krispies treats loaded with caramel sauce, peanuts and chopped Snickers bars, then topped with a chocolate/peanut butter glaze.

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows
½ cup caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)
6 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup peanuts, plus more for sprinkling on top
8 ("Fun-Size") Snickers bars, chopped
1¼ cup milk chocolate chips
¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.

2. Melt the butter and marshmallows together in a medium saucepan over low heat. Once melted, stir in the caramel sauce and remove from the heat.

3. Stir in the Rice Krispies until they are evenly coated with the sauce. Working quickly, stir in the peanuts and chopped Snickers bars, mixing as gently as possible.

4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Use the back of a greased wooden spoon to press down firmly over the surface of the treats to ensure that they are packed down tightly.

5. Melt together the chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely smooth and melted. Pour the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the Rice Krispies treats and spread into an even layer with a spatula.

6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until set. Cut into bars and serve. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator (room temperature for softer, more gooey bars; refrigerator for firmer bars).

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52 Responses to “Snickers Rice Krispies Treats”

  1. Aikko @ Bake Happy on January 15, 2013 at 1:11 am

    You got me at sweet and salty! Love this, Michelle! :)

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  2. Ieva on January 15, 2013 at 3:17 am

    The pictures make me want to try to make this.

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  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks on January 15, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I love RKTreats!!! I did a big post about them about 2-3 weeks ago about how I think I found my end all-be all recipe. Til I see yours :) Seriously that last shot…that’s my heaven. They look amazing and I love a good old fashioned Snickers bar, too!

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  4. LJ Dubois on January 15, 2013 at 4:03 am

    We have always been Rice Krispie treats fans, but only the traditional ones. (until now!)) We made them often, as summer treat when our daughter was growing up. This new version is going to be dessert this Sunday when our NE Pats host the AFC Championship here and we host a group of neighbors to watch the game ! Thanks., Michelle. BTW—-the Bruins are back in training camp this week—can the start of the hockey season be far behind? *_*

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  5. Shirley@bells-bakery on January 15, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I cannot wait to try these on a friend of mine, he is a serious snickers hater but an RKT fan, should be interesting to see what his opinion is. As for myself, Im currently on a January fat fight so these photos are killing me, they look ahhhmazing!

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  6. Heather @ SugarDish(Me) on January 15, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Ohhhhh what are you doing to me?! My little boys will be over the moon about these!! I LOVE Rice Krispies Treats!!! Did you know that I saw a giant sheet of the pre-packaged (blech) Rice Krispies Treats in the gas station; a huge stack of them, each larger than a 9 X 13 pan and they were like $20 each! It totally blew my mind.

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  7. marie @ little kitchie on January 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Oh my goodness! I’m an elementary school teacher and always looking for new treats to make for special times in my classroom… my kids would go crazy for these! That may or may not be a good thing :) but I think I’ll have to try them just the same!

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  8. Tracey on January 15, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Oh wow, you’ve really outdone yourself with this one girl! That last photo is killing me – I want to reach through the screen and grab a bite :)

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  9. Lisa on January 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Wow, thanks for giving me a dessert recipe for girls night this Saturday! I think the girls will be blown away with this decadent recipe!! :)

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  10. kimathungryhealthygirl on January 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Oh my, indeed!! This looks like the perfect recipe for a special treat!! Maybe a Valentine treat.

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  11. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on January 15, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Mmm what a fabulous recipe! Love that chocolate on top!

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  12. Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen on January 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I will ALWAYS love Rice Krispies. It’s so easy to jazz them up and nearly everyone I know just loves them. These look spectacular!

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  13. Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen on January 15, 2013 at 11:49 am

    OMG! These looks so ooey & gooey and delicious! I *must* make these one day soon!

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  14. Jen of My Tiny Oven on January 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    TO DIE FOR!!!! Those look crazy good!

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  15. Anna @ Garnish with Lemon on January 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Seriously?! My hubs will FLIP for these!

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  16. Melissa on January 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I literally think you read my mind. I was just thinking last night that I was craving a rif on a rice crispy treat, something trashy and filled with all good things. I perused the internet a bit and when you’re homepage loaded, I was met with these treasures. OMG, fantastic. I LOVE them!!! Thanks for using your culinary ESP to satisfy my craving : )

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  17. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet on January 15, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    These are so gooey!! Pinned, bookmarked and on the to-make list!

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  18. buttercream bakehouse on January 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    your killing me. I am on a diet and Snickers are my favorite candy bar. Must try these and I’ll be thinking of you when I have to walk an extra few miles this week. Thanks :)

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  19. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts on January 15, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    All goeey, and perfect! Love the flavor you have in there!

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  20. Katie @ Blonde Ambition on January 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Yessss, Rice Krispies Treats cereal was pretty much just a sugar party for your mouth and it was so good! I love the idea of snickers rice krispies treats! So creative, but it doesn’t seem too much harder to make than the plain ones :)

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  21. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen on January 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Keep the jazzed up versions of Rice Krispies Treats coming! I love them! These look absolutely delicious.

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  22. Lisa - Garnish with Lemon on January 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    These look absolutely fantabulous! Will be making these this weekend!

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  23. Becky @ So Very Blessed on January 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    This is very similar to a Snickers Rice Krispy Treat I made! Love the addition of peanut butter!

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  24. Maria on January 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I love jazzed up RK treats! Mmm!

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  25. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife on January 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I can never resist rice krispie treats, love the snickers twist!

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  26. Laura Dembowski on January 15, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I love Rice Krispies treats too! The cereal was awesome. I wish they still made it. I’ve been on a cereal kick lately and could use a box of it in my pantry. It’s so fun to add different things to Rice Krispies treats. These look and sound awesome and so decadent.

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  27. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake on January 16, 2013 at 10:44 am

    These sound fabulous! I have some snickers leftover from Christmas that are screaming to be used! Totally going to have to make these!

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  28. Monica on January 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    OMG!!! I am going to make these for a dinner that I am having for friends tomorrow. I think I will even splurge more and make homemade marshmallows!

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  29. Ann Baker on January 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Made these today to take to a play rehearsal tonight. I am completely in love with them. Just heavenly little bites of chewy sweetness ♥

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  30. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking on January 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Snickers is one of my favorite candy and snickers rice krispie treats sounds addictive! Must make!!

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  31. Elisa on January 16, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    If you like amped up Rice Krispie treats you must try Cookiesandcups.com Nutter Butter RKT. they are ridiculously awesome!!

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  32. Summer @ Mallow and Co on January 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Ah love this! I’m a sucker for anything with peanut butter but throw in rice krispy treats and I’m gone! Love the chunks of peanuts in there too – Beautiful pictures!

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  33. Mar on January 19, 2013 at 10:34 am

    HELP HELP! I bought all the stuff to make today for a crowd. I didn’t buy caramel sauce because I thought I had it, well turns out it was chocolate fudge, darn it. What can I use in place of caramel or how do I make it. I have those little caramel squares, actually the nibbles. Please help ASAP :-)

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    • Michelle on January 20th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Hi Mar, In the ingredient list, I actually provide a link to my homemade caramel sauce. You can also make a sauce from caramel candies (I’ve never used nibbles, though) and heavy cream.

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  34. Mar on January 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    I was in such a pinch. I had most stuff to make my own sauce. I got so irritated. I just went and bought the darn sauce, lol. Made and EVERYONE LOVED THEM. thank you

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  35. Evey on January 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Made these today; along with the salted carmel sauce….and after one minor glitch they were done and tasted fantastic! You were right when you mentioned watching that carmel sauce carefully as it cooked. I burned my first batch in a matter of seconds and it tasted like toasted tree bark and burnt coffee….terrible! Fortunately I didn’t give up and the second batch was divine!!!!! Like warm werthers heaven! So delicious I could eat it with a spoon by itself.

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  36. Amy Jackson on January 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I have a lunch delivery service and feature assorted cookies, bars and treats. My customers loved these!!! I made them with Peanut Butter Snickers. They were gone in a matter of hours!

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  37. Emilie on January 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I just made these and they are great! I doubled the recipe and the fun size snicker’s bag had 19 snickers so I just decided it was best to use them all :)

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  38. Shiloh Barkley on January 27, 2013 at 10:48 am

    These look really good! Wow!

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  39. Jody on February 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Made these last night and they’re almost gone- HUGE hit! Im gonna mix it up next time with reese cups. Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. Shiloh Barkley on July 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Made these today! Can’t wait to try one!! That time again for stovetop treats.

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  41. Sarah on July 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Wow! I’m so impressed with how lovely these look. How do you cut them so that the each cut is clean and sharp? I never have any luck with that part. Especially if I put chocolate on top – it always cracks and breaks when I cut the squares. :( Any suggestions? Thank yoooou!

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    • Michelle on July 14th, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Hi Sarah, Depending on what it is, almost all of the bars I make, I cut using a large pizza wheel. It cuts straight, clean lines. Sometimes I’ll use a large, sharp knife.

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  42. Betti@Stuttgart on July 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    These are a new party favorite. I have served them several times since April and they blow our guests away. The funny thing is that Germans typically tell me that American desserts are too sweet, but somehow, these treats have totally won them over, adults and kids. Now I get requests for them AND the recipe. Thanks, Michelle, for yet another great recipe. Everything I have made from your site so far ends up a true winner., and your recipes are so easy to make! I am really glad I found your site last year.

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  43. Mareeha on September 10, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Hi Michelle. .. can we use marshmallow creme (home made) instead of marshmallows. .. if yes then how much and do we have to melt it with butter ?

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    • Michelle on September 10th, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Hi Mareeha, I’m not sure how using marshmallow creme would work, I’ve never tried it in place of actual marshmallows. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out!

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      • Mareeha on September 11th, 2013 at 12:45 am

        Sure Michelle. .. I’ll let you know :)

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  44. mareeha on October 3, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Hey Michelle. I used marshmallow creme in bars and the turned out great :)

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  45. Terri on April 21, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Look delicious!! Do they freeze well? Want to make a few weeks before a party.

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    • Michelle on April 21st, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Hi Terri, I have never frozen Rice Krispie treats, so I really have no idea how well they would thaw. That said, these treats really do keep for some time; you could make them quite a few days before hand. Store them in the refrigerator, then just let them come to room temperature before serving.

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  46. Nikki on May 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Hello, I bought all of the things to make this but my 9×12 pan is in use! How much should I use for a 6×9 pan?

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