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!


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


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


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

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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.


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

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!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

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


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.


So clever!


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


SO fun!!


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.


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

Holiday Baker Man

Wow. Awesome…. a new frosting delivery tool!


This looks DELISH!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

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

Colette @ JFF!

What a pretty way to get a sugar-high!


your mind works in wonderous ways. 🙂

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.


What a seriously fun idea for krispie treats!!!

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!


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


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

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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