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Did you know it was possible? Well, it is! Learn how to make Rice Krispie treats in the microwave in just five minutes. Soft, warm, gooey perfection every single time. 

Rice krispie treats wrapped in parchment paper.

Making Rice Krispie treats in the microwave is simple and so rewarding. You can make the perfect single serving treat to satisfy your hankering sweet tooth in just a few minutes. You can even double this recipe for you and someone you want to share with! 

This recipe is great to make with kids, isn’t messy, safer than using the stove, and doesn’t take long at all. Making Rice Krispie treats have never been easier, even making a large batch in  the microwave is quicker than standing over a pot stirring your ingredients for a traditional way to cook these treats! I might even argue that the taste better than the stove top version! 

Why This Microwaved Rice Krispie Treats Recipe Works 

  • It is the quickest and easiest way to make Rice Krispie treats. 
  • Marshmallows won’t get overcooked on the stove.  
  • Great recipe to learn with kids! Fun, simple, and they will be able to make it on their own! 
  • Much better-for-you option than store bought Rice Krispie treats. You are able to use higher quality ingredients without any of the extra junk.

    Ingredients for rice krispie treats.

Ingredients For Microwave Rice Krispie Treats 

    • Unsalted Butter 
    • Mini Marshmallows 
    • Rice Cereal 

How to Cook Rice Krispie Treats in the Microwave

  1. Place butter and mini marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until the marshmallows puff up. 
  2. Remove from the microwave and immediately add cereal to the bowl and stir. 
  3. Cool and use your hands and some parchment paper to form your treats into your desired shape! 

microwave rice krispie treats drizzled with dark chocolate.

Rice Krispie Treats Flavor Variations 

Use any cereal you like! This recipe will work with whatever cereal you already have on hand, we even tried it with old school lucky charms! 

Mix in sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, and really any other small candies that you like. This will give your Krispie treats an extra sweet bite. 

Drizzle chocolate, caramel, or Nutella on top of your Rice Krispie treats. You can also use a spatula to spread frosting and any nutter butter you like! My guilty pleasure is spreading more marshmallow fluff on top – just the best! 

Rice krispie treats drizzled with white chocolate.

Faqs

How Long will Microwave Rice Krispie Treats Last?  

These are best if eaten right away, but if you make a larger batch, they can be wrapped with plastic wrap for about an hour. After an hour, they start to harden. This is definitely a treat that should be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the microwave, fresh and warm. 

Can I Make a Full Batch in the Microwave?    

Yes you can! Use a 9×13″ microwave safe casserole dish, 1/2 cup butter, 1 bag of mini marshmallows, and 8-9 cups of cereal (depending on how gooey you like your treats). 
Please the butter and marshmallows in the microwave safe dish, melt them in the microwave for about 1 minute or until the marshmallows puff up. Stir in the cereal and flatten to fit in your casserole dish. 

Rice krispie treats wrapped in parchment paper.

Rice Krispie Treats in the Microwave

Learn how to make these easy, warm, and delicious Rice Krispie Treats in the microwave in just minutes. Childhood treats made simple.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Rice Cereal

Instructions
 

  • How to Cook Rice Krispie Treats in the Microwave
  • Place butter and mini marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until the marshmallows puff up.
  • Remove from the microwave and immediately add cereal to the bowl and stir.
  • Cool and use your hands and some parchment paper to form your treats into your desired shape!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 21mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 175IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, marshmallows, microwave, microwave desserts, Microwave Recipes, rice ceral, rice krispie treats
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