Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats are SO easy.. basically like frosted animal crackers inside a rice krispie treat! It’s a sprinkle filled, no bake dessert that everyone will love!

AND if you love Frosted Circus Cookies you should DEFINITELY try my Carnival Cookies!

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

Circus Cookie Krispie Treats Are An Easy Krispie Treat Recipe

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. Coming up with new sweet treat ideas occasionally overloads my brain!

And since we’re all sugar friends here, we’re all working for the same goal. These treats were just too easy to pass up, and absolutely adorable too!

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

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Circus Cookie Krispie Treats

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 bars 1x
  • Category: Krispie Treats
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Pink, sprinkles, and krispie treats all in one place!


  • 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 9×13 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.

Keywords:: cookies and cups, animal crackers, animal cookies, circus cookies, krispie treats,

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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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 🙂



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


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

Sarah @ Miss Candiquik

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!


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

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

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


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

Nat D.

Wow. Brilliance.

Shashi @

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

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

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

Coco in the Kitchen

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

Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker

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!

Glory/ Glorious Treats

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

Anne @ Have a Cookie!

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!

Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina

These look amaze – I love Circus Cookies too!

Alexe @ Keys to the Cucina

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

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

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

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

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

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

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!!!

Luv What You Do

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

Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

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

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

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

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!


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

Cookbook Queen

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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