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.



Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats


Caramel Filling

  • 14 oz caramel pieces, unwrapped
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 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 9×13 pan, set aside

Caramel Filling

  1. In a large microwave safe bowl combine caramel pieces, sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 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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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

Wow, and wow!! These look incredible!


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

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

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

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



Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

I loooove that caramel!!

Cookbook Queen

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

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


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

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


OMG. These look incredible. Must try!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

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

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

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

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

Holy caramel! These looks so gooey and spectacular!


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

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

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

Audra | The Baker Chick

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


love the twist on an old favorite. YUM.

Holiday Baker Man

No decadence here!

Annie @ Annie

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

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

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


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

that looks like heaven!


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

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

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

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


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


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)

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…

Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth

THese have always been one of my all-time favorite treats!

Carla @ Carlas Confections

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


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


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

Kim Severson

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

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

These look completely amazing!!

Susie Kartheiser

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

Ashley Martin

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


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?

I have to say, your blog is just KILLING me! I love it so…..


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.

Sally F.

I made these for a potluck at work…OMG! Everyone was freaking out and asking for the recipe. Delish!!!

Dru @ Teenage Cakeland

Hi Shelly! I love this recipe, caramel is my favorite thing everrrr, and I wanted to stop by to let you know I featured it in my Sunday Sweeties Easter Links 🙂

Zoe W

Possibly the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. When making them, I had the crazy idea to throw some chocolate chips into the caramel layer. I must say, one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. Even though I’ve never tried my hand at baking, I’m going to attempt some other recipes. They all look so good!!


You are an evil yet entirely wonderful person. Look at that layer of gooey goodness. ::weak in the knees::


I make a similar recipe and was sooo excited when my local grocery store started carrying Kraft Caramel Bites on the baking aisle, little beads of caramel instead of the squares you have to unwrap! So much easier and they melt in a smoother manner. Same cost for the same amount. Definitely look for them.

Karen Sillerud

I have been making a similar recipe for years. Mine calls for a cup of chocolate chips over the Rice Krispies, then the marshmallows, then the caramel, and last the Rice Krispie top. Delicious and I am always asked for the recipe.


How long will these stay good for and is refrigerator required? They look amazing!!