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Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars

Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats are a next level krispie treat recipe. This is an ooey-gooey, delicious no bake recipe that is loaded with easy caramel and marshmallows!

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Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats

These easy, no bake, cereal bars are a HUGE crowd pleaser! The gooey filing sandwiched between inside an otherwise traditional krispie treat is unexpected and delicious!

They are made quickly and will be a go-to no bake dessert for your recipe box, I know it!

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…
Melted butter and caramel in a bowl with a spoonThen mix up half of the krispie treats. Starting with marshmallows and butter…
Mini marshmallows and a stick of butter in a glass mixing bowlThen the Krispies…
A cup of rice krispies being poured into a bowl of melted marshmallowsOnce you have the krispie treats good to go, press them in your pan and then pour that delicious caramel sauce over top…
Caramel sauce being poured over rice krispie treats in a panSeriously…
Caramel sauce over rice krispie treats in a panNext sprinkle with some more marshmallows and repeat the krispie process…
A collage of two pans of caramel stuffed rice krispie treats with one topped with mini marshmallows and one topped with rice krispiesLet 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.

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Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 bars 1x
  • Category: Krispie Treats
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Caramel Stuffed Krispie Treats are an ooey-gooey no bake dessert!


Ingredients

Scale

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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

makes 24 bars.
Recipe given to me by Michelle Payne via The Ivy Bake Shoppe

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 366
  • Sugar: 36.3 g
  • Sodium: 196.8 mg
  • Fat: 18.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 38 mg

Keywords: cookies and cups, krispie treats, caramel, no bake

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68 comments on “Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars”

  1. My mom actually pointed me to this recipe! I made them for football party and everyone LOVED them!!! They are just the right amount of sweet!!!

  2. I made these a few days ago, and now everyone loves me and thinks I am a genius! They are A-MA-ZING (said like Penny from Happy Endings, because I just feel like you are the kind of girl who also loves that show). Thank you forever for this recipe!!!

  3. sounds Delish! I have a jar of salted caramel sauce I’m dying to use, but after reading recipe and instructions, I don’t think it will set like the caramel sauce in this recipe. It will probably stay gooey and soft. Either way, I’m going to try this sometime. I’ll find something else to do with the sauce I have.

  4. I also like to substitute the caramels with microwave fudge …
    in step 5 you say “repeat the krispie layer (step 4)” do you mean krispie layer (step 1).

    1. I hate refrigerating krispie treats, so I would actually just wrap them tight and keep them at room temp. They should be ok for up to 3 days.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!!

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

  10. 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.

    1. The first layer is half the krispies, the second layer is the other half. When you made the first layer you should have split the ingredients, as per the instructions and ingredients.

  11. 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…..

    1. Absolutely, the marshmallows don’t add much more to the recipe, except,well, more marshmallows! So if you’re not a huge fan, you can absolutely leave them out!

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