Krispie Treat Pinwheels

These might be my favorite new way to eat krispie treats.

They’re called Krispie Treat Pinwheels,  which is basically a giant Krispie Treat Yodel.


And really,  coming up with clever ways to incorporate krispie treats and frosting has become my life’s work.


I don’t know how I got here.


I have to say, though I am kind of dying over this idea.  The flavor possibilities are endless…I mean, Cocoa Krispies and peanut butter frosting?  Doing THAT!


In other news, we are supposed to get another snow storm tonight and I am about ready to punch Old Man Winter in the earlobe.  I have just about had it with his tomfoolery.  Enough, please.  I am fully ready to suffer through Spring allergies.  That is all.


Anyhow…Krispie Treat Pinwheels…make them, you know you want to.

Krispie Treat Pinwheels | Cookies and CupsAll you have to do is make a batch of krispie treats and press them tightly into a jelly roll pan
 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zps02728c32.jpgLet them cool and top with frosting.  Of course I used my favorite Buttercream recipe, but use whatever frosting you would like!

I dyed mine light green with a bit of food coloring.


Spread it out to about 1 inch from the edge.  The frosting will spread as you roll it up.

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Then carefully roll it up firmly, so it is a nice roll.

You can start at the short end for a thicker pinwheel…or from the long side, which would produce a larger batch, but yield a smaller pinwheel.  Totally up to you!

 photo PicMonkeyCollage2-4_zpsb8a0e544.jpgAnd if you’re feeling fancy, roll that baby in sprinkles.

 photo IMG_7761_zps766f9d1e.jpgIf you’re going to use the tiny nonpareil sprinkles, just be prepared to find them from now until infinity on your floor.  Just a warning.

 photo IMG_7764_zpsd75bfd81.jpgThen slice it up!

If you aren’t going to use it right away, wrap it up in clear wrap and store it at room temperature.

Krispie Treat Pinwheels | Cookies and Cups

You might want to check out these Brownie Roll-Ups I did last year too.. Same concept, but with brownies!


Krispie Treat Pinwheels


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • pinch of salt (about 1/8 tsp)
  • 6 cups krispie cereal
  • 2 cups frosting
  • Sprinkles for decoration (optional)


  1. Lightly spray jelly roll pan (15x10x1) with cooking spray.
  2. In large saucepan heat butter over low heat.
  3. When butter is melted add in mini marshmallows, stirring until melted.
  4. Remove from heat, add in krispie cereal, stir until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture.
  5. Press evenly into prepared pan. I sprayed my fingers with cooking spray and pressed mixture down compactly, so it would hold together when rolling.
  6. Allow to cool completely (15-20 minutes).
  7. Spread frosting on krispie treats, leaving about 1 inch space at the edges. The frosting will push out slightly.
  8. You can roll the krispie treat pinwheels either way, vertically or horizontally. If rolling from the ends, you will get larger pinwheels, yielding a smaller batch, if rolling from the long sides, you will get a smaller pinwheel, but yield a larger batch.
  9. If you want to coat the edges in sprinkles, roll the whole “log” in about 1/2 cup sprinkles.
  10. Slice and serve!


idea inspired by Rice Krispies


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49 Comments on "Krispie Treat Pinwheels"

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

This is so fun!! Love this idea!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

This is genius!!! Fantastic recipe!

Colleen @ What

What a great, creative idea! You should definitely stick to your life’s work of figuring out what to do with frosting and rice krispie treats. You are doing an excellent job!!!

Jennie M

Oh yum..awesome idea! So pretty too! How about Nutella inside!!!??

Rachel Cooks

LOVE these–especially the sprinkles! So fun!

Cookin Canuck

THat’s such a cute idea! My kids would totally dig these pinwheels.

Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

Wowwwww. Never seen anything like this, it’s so smart! I love love love krispie treats. Sometimes I get random cravings for them and have to make them immediately. Next time I’m trying this!

Robyn Stone | Add a PInch

How adorable these treats are with the sprinkles!!! Little Buddy would flip if he saw this!!! xoxo

what a cute idea!!


Yum!! Guess who just added Rice Krispies & marshmallows to her grocery list… Can’t wait to try these this weekend!!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

This is so clever! They look like the tops of those big lolly pops. Maybe you can put them on sticks next time as mock lollies?


This looks delicious and perfect for easter!!


Um, these are genius. I’ll be waiting patiently for the cocoa krispies/peanut butter version.


such a cute idea! p.s. sprinkle love?


Ohhh wow! Yum!

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies

I will help you beat up old man winter. And then I will help you eat this entire log of pinwheels Rice Krispie, cus.. whoa.


These are so cute! My kids would love these! I love this idea!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Just looking at this makes me giggle. So adorable. And honestly, did you not just pick up the whole roll as soon as you were done taking pictures and eat it like a giant burrito…or roll of cookie dough?
PS all the spring sprinkles in the store are killing me! I need a sprinkle closet for my excessive collection now!

Gloria @ Simply Gloria

Melissa, you are too funny about eating it like a burrito! You just made me laugh with that vision! Seriously, because whenever there is any kind of a krispie treat…like this amazing work of art with all the sprinkles..are devoured in no time!


What a great new twist to Rice Krispie treats! So cute and colorful, but the biggest bonus is it creates room for fillings.


I would make the buttercream bright pink and then put them on a stick. How cute!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

This idea is so great! The thought of rolling up Rice Krispies seems difficult but your picture makes it look so easy! Can’t wait to try!


What a seriously fun idea for krispie treats!!!

Jenna @

These are so pretty! I love it! You could totally make these with red and green sprinkles and serve them as a Christmas “cookie.” Totally making them this way the next time I make frosting topped rice Krispy treats.


your mind works in wonderous ways. 🙂

Colette @ JFF!

What a pretty way to get a sugar-high!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

So creative! It’s like a cake roll, only BETTER. 🙂


This looks DELISH!

Holiday Baker Man

Wow. Awesome…. a new frosting delivery tool!


I love and adore rice krispies treat. If i can find another way to make and eat them…i`m always down!


So these are basically yodels…minus the dry cake plus awesome buttercream plus sprinkles plus krispies. WIN. I kind of want to hit winter over the head with one of these. Just saying.


SO fun!!


How fun are these?? 🙂 Now I am going to check out your Brownie Roll-Ups!! 🙂


So clever!


These look awesome and delicious. The chocolate and peanut butter also sounds great (love that combo.) I’m with you – so done with winter and shoveling. Ahh….today’s storm was a bad one here in New England.

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

I adore the sprinkles on this! I have a bottle of those that I can’t wait to break into!

Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

Oh my god…this is SO smart! How did I not think of this before? I’ll never want a regular RK treat again!


These are so fun!!!! What a cool way to serve krispy treats.

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Wow great. I think it is suitable sweet for kids. Anyway I try this in weekend. I want to taste it.

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Could these be made and then frozen? I’d like to make them ahead of time for a dessert buffet for a party.


Using this to make a tower for my granddaughter’s Rapunzel birthday cake. Will roll it in mini rocks. Keep your fingers crossed, lol.


How clever. Will be adding this to my Christmas cookie list this year. Thanks.

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