Circus Cookie Krispie Treats


Circus Cookie Krispie Treats are SO easy.. basically like frosted animal crackers inside a rice krispie treat…

So you guys.

All y’all.


Rock your body…





I’m sorry.


I just I haven’t really slept.

And I’m hopped up on sugar.

And I feel all burgly-murgly.


I can’t be held responsible for what I write here.


But here’s the thing, you still love me even when I don’t make sense, right?

I think you will.

Because these Circus Cookie Krispie are the funnest.

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

Actually this recipe was sent to me from an awesome reader named Nicole.

I love it when you guys send me ideas…because sometimes my brain gets fried.  Like today. Hence all the burgly-murgly.


Anyhow, it’s such a simple idea I gave myself a Wet Willy for not thinking it up on my own.

Ok, gross.  I totally didn’t do that.

But I did think, “I wish I thought of that”.

So, thanks Nicole for the idea!  Your krispies rock!


They’re totally easy.  Grab some of those Frosted Animal cookies…you know, the ones that are impossible to stop eating…

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

And chop them up.

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

Then make your usual krispie treats, going a little heavier on the marshmallow.

Mix in the cookies…

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

And stir it all together.

The frosting might melt off the cookies a bit, turning your krispies pink.  This is completely ok.

Circus Cookie Krispie TreatsPress that into a greased pan…

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

Then melt some white chocolate and spread that all over the top…

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

It doesn’t have to be pretty.

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

Because you’re covering it in SPRANKLES….

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Circus Cookie Krispie Treats


Circus Cookie Krispie Treats
makes 30 squares
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 8 cups Krispie Rice Cereal
  • 1 (13 oz) bag of frosted Circus Animal Cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 12 oz white chocolate, chopped finely
  • rainbow nonpareils to garnish
  1. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray, set aside
  2. In large pot over low heat melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in krispie cereal and then cookies until coated in marshmallow mixture.
  5. Press into prepared pan evenly.
  6. In a medium bowl melt white chocolate on 50% heat in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after each 30 seconds.
  7. Spread white chocolate over krispies and sprinkle with nonpareils.
  8. Allow white chocolate to set and cut into squares.
store airtight for up to 2 days.


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32 Comments on "Circus Cookie Krispie Treats"


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Averie @ Averie Cooks
October 27, 2013 8:17 pm

Shelly you just combined my favorites in one!!! Seriously I love RKTreats of any kind and have been pondering how to doctor them up with something other than PB/chocolate and you just answered my cravings that I didnt know I had! I love circus animals. That frosted exterior is the best. And then the white choc + sprinkles you put on these – I need. Pinned!

October 27, 2013 8:27 pm

I’ve been out of the US for 10 years now and Circus Animals are one of the things that I can’t get here that I have INTENSE cravings for every once in a while. So, thanks for that 😛

October 27, 2013 9:36 pm

I could seriously eat a whole bag of those cirus animal cookies! They are so addicting! I love the idea of adding them to these treats!

Cookbook Queen
October 27, 2013 9:50 pm

Those cookies are MY FAVORITE!! I need these in the worst way ever.

October 27, 2013 10:01 pm

Wait, they sell citrus animal crackers!!? No way! I have to go and try to find them!! So cool!
Love these!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

I absolutely love white chocolate on top of rice krispy treats and I love the animal cookies so I NEED these in my life! seriously lovE!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker
October 28, 2013 6:01 am

Frosted animal crackers!!! YUMMY!! They are too pretty to eat (almost:))

Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker
October 28, 2013 7:27 am

These are so cute I love the colour the animal crackers give and the colourful sprinkles on top.

Luv What You Do
October 28, 2013 9:34 am

When I saw the title of this post I was really hoping that you used those circus animal crackers. those are the BEST!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
October 28, 2013 10:33 am

Oh my gosh, I love these. I didn’t even know it was possible to love rice krispie treats before this post. Cannot wait to make these!!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
October 28, 2013 11:58 am

I was obsessed with those cookies as a kid. I bet they taste awesome in these.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
October 28, 2013 12:53 pm

Oh my gahhhh!!! I LOVE those cookies!! And sprinkles (of course)! Please and thank you!

Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina
October 28, 2013 1:50 pm

I LOVE circus cookies and love how you fused them with rice krispies treats too!

Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina
October 28, 2013 1:51 pm

These look amaze – I love Circus Cookies too!

Anne @ Have a Cookie!
October 28, 2013 3:10 pm

Now you’re talkin’! I have always loved Circus Animal Cookies and could eat an entire bag (I think I probably have in the past). These look fantastic!

Glory/ Glorious Treats
October 28, 2013 3:20 pm

Totally awesome and ingenious idea!! And they’re just so cute too!!

Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker
October 28, 2013 3:44 pm

Animal cookies are so nostalgic for me. As kids, my sisters and I were only allowed to eat them when we went over to my grandparents’ house. Now that I’m in college…that means free rein! I definitely need to get my hands on some of them so I can make these asap!

Coco in the Kitchen
October 28, 2013 3:47 pm

These would be perfect for a children’s bday party!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
October 28, 2013 4:23 pm

These are great! Such a classic cookie – great way to combine two well-loved favorite treats! 🙂

Shashi @
October 28, 2013 5:35 pm

That Nicole is a genius! Great idea to incorporate circus cookies into rice crispies and top em with melted white chocolate and spirnkles – BRILLIANT!

Nat D.
October 28, 2013 6:05 pm

Wow. Brilliance.

October 28, 2013 6:28 pm
[…] So if you don’t know, I like to bake and I happen to be well known around my friends for making the best rice crispie treats, no big deal, so I wrote to one of my favorite baking blogs and shared my most lusted after recipe, Circus Animal Rice Crispies.  Today my dearest baking buddy, Leanne, wrote to me saying how she saw my recipe on this certain blog, and it was the woman I wrote to! She tried it and liked it and posted it!!!  So check it out, these are the bomb and its cool that she… Read more »
October 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Seriously, you are THE cutest. I just love reading your posts. Thank you. That is all.

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
October 28, 2013 9:38 pm

These are cute and I bet they taste awesome 🙂 Love!

October 28, 2013 10:41 pm

You’re a genius! I might love you a little.

Sarah @ Miss Candiquik
October 29, 2013 10:02 am

love these!! Why have I never thought of chopping up frosted animal crackers and adding them to my rice krispie treats!? Whatever…thanks for sharing Nicole!

October 30, 2013 2:47 pm

Just made these and they are amazing! What a great way to jazz up rice Krispy treats! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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November 8, 2013 11:44 am

I’m so making these for my friend’s baby shower!

November 12, 2013 11:39 am

Made these for my husband’s work and for a few of my friends. They were such a big hit!!! Thank you for all the wonderful and tasty recipes that you come up with 🙂



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