Classic Rice Krispie Treats with a Secret Ingredient

Solo overhead view of a single Rice Krispie Treat Bar
15 min
20 min
24 bars

I know you may be thinking, “Rice Krispie Treats?” Um, Laura, the recipe is on the side of the box. I know, I know, but I have a way to make the classic Rice Krispie Treats Recipe into an even better treat than you grew up with. It’s also really easy.

Sidenote- I have called these  Rice Krispie Treats my whole life, but I was wrong.  I say Rice Krispies when talking about the actual cereal but I feel weird saying Rice Krispies Treats over and over. Too much plural. Does everyone say the plural and I’ve been wrong forever?

So what is the secret ingredient?

I cannot take credit for elevating the classic Rice Krispie Treats Recipe. This is all my mom. She’s a genius and I learned everything from her. So…the secret ingredient is….white chocolate chips. And vanilla. But mostly white chocolate chips. So simple, but such a big impact. 

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Rice Krispie Treats

My bet tip for making the perfect Rice Krispie Treat is to go low and slow. Melt the butter on low, melt the marshmallows and white chocolate chips on low. Everything on low and slow. I feel like it helps the Rice Krispie Treats to stay soft and gooey which is the perfect texture to a treat. 

Make sure to turn the heat off when you are ready to add your cereal.

Then another easy tip is to use a small piece of parchment sprayed with some nonstick spray to press your Rice Krispie Treats into the baking dish. You will save your hands or spatula from being a sticky messy mess. 

Check out the video and Rice Krispie Treats recipe below and give my super secret ingredient a try. (okay, my mom’s super secret ingredient)



Classic Rice Krispie Treats with a Secret Ingredient

The Classic Rice Krispie Treats recipe but with a special ingredient that will make the treat you always knew, even better.

Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 15 min  |  Total: 20 min

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4 tablespoons salted butter
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 package of large marshmallows
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan on low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows, white chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue to cook until everything is melted and smooth.
3. Remove from the heat, add the Rice Krispies and stir until everything is well coated.
4. Place in a 13×9 pan coated with nonstick spray. Using a non stick spray coated spatula or parchment paper, press the Rice Krispie treats to fill the pan. Cool, then cut into squares.



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