Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars


So these bars.

Some things aren’t even worth talking about.


And honestly getting me to shut up is basically impossible.  That’s a true fact.

I’m a talker…



Filling any and all silences with talky.  It’s borderline annoying, I know.

But I can’t make it stop.

Just ask Kristan.  She loves it when I fill silent space with unnecessary words.  It generally ends up with me volunteering for something I wouldn’t have considered 10 minutes prior, or random people getting invited places with me,  or the always popular … me saying something insanely insulting while not meaning to be insulting at all.

I can’t take it.


Literally the best way to get me to agree to something is just ask me and then stare.

My husband always says that the person who talks first in a negotiation after the pause is the loser.

Which means, well, that I lose.  All the time.


Anyway, see, these bars… instead of just saying that they are amazing and delicious and drippy caramelly…I told you the secret code on how to get anything you want from me.

I never stop.


Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars

Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars | Cookies and CupsThese bars combine my 2 favorite food groups:  Rice Krispies and Sweetened Condensed Milk.

They are really easy too…you do everything in the microwave!


First melt some butter, sweetened condensed milk and caramels together…
 photo IMG_7232_zpsce96682a.jpgThen mix up half of the krispie treats. Starting with marshmallows and butter…
 photo IMG_7233_zps9d81fa49.jpgThen the Krispies…
 photo IMG_7235_zps10e6aae4.jpgOnce you have the krispie treats good to go, press them in your pan and then pour that delicious caramel sauce over top…
 photo IMG_7245_zps6e896197.jpgSeriously…
 photo IMG_7248_zps0643e078.jpgNext sprinkle with some more marshmallows and repeat the krispie process…
 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zpsb0836826.jpgLet it set up before you cut it.
Give it at least an hour, but I recommend longer.
They’re actually best the next day, but again, just give it a little time.

Also, I will warn you…these are sweet. Like rahhhly sweet.
And totally delicious.

Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars | Cookies and Cups

And one more thing…a sweet reader of mine sent me this recipe.  She totally rocks.


5.0 from 3 reviews
Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats
Caramel Filling
  • 14 oz caramel pieces, unwrapped
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup butter
Krispie Layer
  • 12 Tbsp butter, divided in half
  • 10 cups Rice Krispie cereal, divided in half
  • 10 cups mini marshmallows, divided: 4 cups, 4 cups & 2 cups
  1. Grease a 9x13 pan, set aside
Caramel Filling
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl combine caramel pieces, sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup butter. Microwave on high in 1 minutes increments (stirring after each) until caramels are melted, approx 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir until smooth, set aside.
Krispie Treats
  1. Take 6 Tbsp butter and 4 cups marshmallows. Heat in microwave for 1 minute, stir, repeat if necessary in 20 second increments until marshmallows are melted. Stir until butter and marshmallow are combined.
  2. Pour 5 cups Krispie Rice Cereal into marshmallow mixture, stir until coated. Press into the bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Pour caramel over top Krispie layer and then sprinkle 2 cups mini marshmallows on top of that.
  4. Refrigerate for 20 minutes until caramel has set.
  5. When caramel has set repeat the krispie layer (step 4) with remaining ingredients. Press final krispie layer on top of caramel.
  6. * TIP ~ Spray a piece of parchment or wax paper lightly with cooking spray and press the krispies lightly and evenly into pan.
  7. Let krispies set up for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares. The caramel layer takes a bit of time to set up.
makes 24 bars.
Recipe given to me by Michelle Payne via The Ivy Bake Shoppe


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February 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Just to point out, you have the Rice Krispies divided into 4, 4, and 2 cups, and the marshmallows in half. They should be the other way around, according to the instructions.

My sister made a similar recipe for a family reunion a few years ago. She made another pan the next day because the first one was devoured. I can attest to how yummy these are.

Glory/ Glorious Treats
February 19, 2013 8:11 pm

Wow, and wow!! These look incredible!

February 19, 2013 8:15 pm

I used to come here for the recipes, which of course I still do because every single one is PHENOMENAL, but your blog posts keep me coming back. You are hilarious! Has anyone given you a book deal yet? You need a cookbook and a memoir! I would buy both hahah

Averie @ Averie Cooks
February 19, 2013 8:30 pm

This is so me! I love RKTreats. I think I’ve told you this before and you always make the best ones…with whole marshmallows and caramel stuffed in…NICE!

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
February 19, 2013 8:34 pm

I’ve been craving good old fashioned rice krispie squares lately and this is totally just taking me over the top!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
February 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Oh my goodness these look amazing!!! I’ve never seen anything like these!

February 19, 2013 8:40 pm


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
February 19, 2013 8:44 pm

I loooove that caramel!!

Cookbook Queen
February 19, 2013 10:28 pm

Ah yes, the awkward silence. Revel in it Shelly. Silence is your FRIEND.

And these treats are my friend. Maybe you should bring them along on outings? Stuff them in your mouth when you feel like you need to say unnecessary words 😉

Theresa @DearCreatives
February 19, 2013 10:47 pm

Looks so sinful! I didn’t know they could get any better! You proved me wrong!

February 19, 2013 11:05 pm

These look incredible! I will make a pan of these when the husband is at work and the child at school, then hide the pan so I don’t have the guilt of not sharing! I can’t wait to make these!

Heather @ The Unsophisticated Kitchen
February 19, 2013 11:55 pm

I can’t even articulate how wonderful these look! I wish I had them in front of me…right now!

February 20, 2013 12:23 am

OMG. These look incredible. Must try!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
February 20, 2013 1:16 am

I love that you love RK treats and I am constantly impressed by your new creations! Thanks for sharing!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
February 20, 2013 1:18 am

oh my goodness!!! this is brilliant!! can’t believe I’ve never seen this before. . totally making these stat! 🙂

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
February 20, 2013 6:21 am

Holy caramel! These looks so gooey and spectacular!

February 20, 2013 6:55 am

WHOA!!! These look awesome. I am quite the fan of traditional rice krispie treats, but I’m pretttttyyyy sure I could jump on this caramel + rice krispie treat thang.

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
February 20, 2013 9:32 am

I’ve never been the biggest fan of rice krispie treats because they always seem so plain and ho-hum. But hello, the caramel and extra layer of marshmallows in these look incredible! I might just have to make rice krispies this weekend now. 🙂

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
February 20, 2013 9:51 am

Ok these look absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to try this one!

Audra | The Baker Chick
February 20, 2013 10:59 am

OMG these look to die for good. Absolutely beautiful pictures too!

February 20, 2013 11:42 am

love the twist on an old favorite. YUM.

Holiday Baker Man
February 20, 2013 12:28 pm

No decadence here!

Annie @ Annie
February 20, 2013 1:06 pm

OHMYGOSH I’m drooling over these beauties… highly attractive I’m sure!? 😀

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
February 20, 2013 1:47 pm

WOW, these look incredible! Delicious, decadent and easy peasy! Love em.

February 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Will definitely try these – they look delicious!!!

Another twist on this that is fun and delicious, but more time consuming, is to make the caramel mixture (minus the butter), dip a large marshmallow in the caramel and then roll the marshmallow in Rice Krispies. The kids love them!

Love your blog!

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
February 20, 2013 2:16 pm

that looks like heaven!

February 20, 2013 2:35 pm

I’m the same. I hate awkward silence. haaattteee it. And I will do anything to make it stop. YOu don’t have to ask me twice to make these though…these I’ll agree to right from the get-go.

Steanie @ Sarcastic Cooking
February 20, 2013 2:35 pm

Oh. My. Lord. You really did it this time! This is splendid. I hate awkward pauses or silences. I normally fill them with nervous creepy laughter though. hehehe

Laura Dembowski
February 20, 2013 4:03 pm

Ummm . . . YUM! I made cereal treats with caramel mixed in before, but putting a whole caramel layer is a fabulous idea! Can’t wait to try it.

Cristin (Pinkie) of Cristin
February 20, 2013 5:07 pm

Oh YUM these look AMAZING! I want them NOW. Like right NOW! Thanks for sharing!!!!

February 20, 2013 5:23 pm

Didn’t know you could improve on the traditional bar, but I think you have! A must try.

February 20, 2013 8:16 pm

These are just like the ones from a favorite restaurant in Fort Madison, Iowa called The Ivy. They have the yummiest food, but their desserts are super yummy!! I bought their cookbook and this recipe is in it, thank goodness, cause once you try them, you want them again!!

Kris (SoCuteCookies)
February 20, 2013 8:32 pm

YUM, RK treats and caramel are my sons 2 favorite things…. mine too! I just made them and I think the waiting 2 hours to set up is going to be the hardest…. I want to eat them NOW, they look scrumptious! I love your blog… thanks for sharing…

Carla @ Carlas Confections
February 21, 2013 11:19 am

Im all over that sweetened condensed milk caramel. Heck to the YES!

February 21, 2013 8:23 pm

Made these last night- you’re right! They are just scrumptious! Seriously- I can’t stop eating them- carmely marshmallow party in my mouth!

February 22, 2013 12:13 am

Dang. I love caramel and i love rice krispies. MUST MAKE!!

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Kim Severson
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February 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Can you use margarine (Blue Bonnet) instead of butter?

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
February 24, 2013 4:03 pm

These look completely amazing!!

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Susie Kartheiser
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February 25, 2013 2:40 pm

I made these over the weekend & they are AWESOME! Sooo delicious!!

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February 26, 2013 9:25 pm

I made these using Cocoa Krispies, and yuuuuuuum! Its like a crunchy Caramello!


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March 21, 2013 4:34 pm

Is it possible to leave the additional marshmallows out? I think I’d like it with just the rice crispy base, the caramel, and the rice crispy bar topping. Do the marshmallows make it easier to add the top layer?

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March 21, 2013 8:27 pm

Okay I’m new to baking/cooking thing….can you tell me what ingredients I need for the final layer? I followed it until the final layer of rice crispy and then got lost. I don’t understand the remaining ingredients. If you could post what exact measurements you used for the final layer, that would be soooooo helpful! Thank you.