I feel like Rice Krispies cereal should be way more popular than it is. I mean, it’s basically the breakfast equivalent of Pop Rocks and Pop Rocks are awesome, but Rice Krispies really only get any attention when they’re smothered in melted marshmallows and cut into bars. Tough luck, guys.

Rice Krispie Treats do deserve the attention, though. They take maybe 15 minutes tops to pull together, don’t use the oven, and can be dressed up or down depending on what you add to it. The best part is, they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. I made these in the middle of an miserable, stressful week at work and instantly felt a little better. You can’t be upset when you’re eating Rice Krispie Treats. It’s not possible!

Because sometimes, you just want to feel like a kid again

S’mores Rice Krispie Treats

Makes 50 squares

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 10 oz. bag of marshmallows
  1. Line a 9×13 inch pan with wax paper. Grease or spray the wax paper with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies, graham crackers, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and combine until melted. Turn off heat.
  4. Pour Rice Krispies mixture into marshmallow-butter mixture and stir with spatula until completely incorporated. Scoop Rice Krispies out into the prepared pan and press down into the pan with a spatula. Let cool for at least one hour before cutting into squares.
  5. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

I haven’t made Rice Krispie Treats in about 15 years, and these make me seriously regret forgetting about them for so long.  The crumbled graham crackers add texture, the mini marshmallows provide a soft chew, and the chocolate chips melt into the marshmallows, just like real s’mores, but without the mess. They’re chewy and crispy and chocolatey and cinnamony and everything that’s good in this world – the perfect treat for kids and stressed out adults alike.

Add some milk and you’ve got an amazing bowl of cereal

S’mores rice krispie treats