Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats | Cookies and Cups

It’s actually been a while since I shared a krispie treat with you…

I know, it doesn’t feel like a long time, but I promise it’s been months.  MONTHS!


And actually I didn’t even think of this idea.  Kristan did.  She called me up and was like, “you should totally make Toasted Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats”.

And I did.

Because she can be scary sometimes.  And bossy.


Ok not really.


Anyhow, I was all, “how did I not think of these sooner?”  because they’re basically perfection.

I’m telling you, I love me a fancy krispie treat, but I will always come back to the tried and true Plain Jane Basic Krispie Treats.

Until now.

For real, y’all.  For real.


Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats.

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats | Cookies and CupsHere’s the thing.  I literally toasted the marshmallows instead of melting them.  Annnd I added browned butter into the mix to amp up the toasty flavor.

These are a major win, folks.

Simple and special.


First brown your butter over medium low heat until it becomes a deep golden color.  Remove it from the heat and set aside.
 photo IMG_1096_zpsa0643861.jpgNext up, line your baking sheet with parchment paper and turn your oven onto broil.

 photo IMG_1094_zpsfe007d05.jpgPop them under the broiler for about a minute.  That’s how long mine took, but watch closely because it can go from toasted to burned in a jillionth of a second.
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Immediately scrape the marshmallows off the parchment paper into the pot with the browned butter and stir together. photo IMG_1101_zps437fd104.jpg

Next add in your krispie cereal and dump that into a lightly greased 9×9… photo IMG_1103_zps2d1f1a5b.jpgLet them cool and that’s it.

Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats | Cookies and CupsHonestly, you’ll never want krispie treats another way.  Ever.

And I’m basically an expert.



Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treats


makes 20 krispie treats


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal


  1. Grease a 9×9 pan lightly with cooking spray. I actually lined mine with foil and then sprayed, for easiest removal.
  2. In small saucepan over medium-low heat melt butter. Continue cooking butter, swirling pan until it becomes a nice brown color (this will take about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Transfer browned butter into a large bowl or pot where you will be able to easily stir your krispie treats together, and set aside.
  3. Turn oven onto broil.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread your marshmallows onto lined baking sheet.
  5. Place under broiler for 45 seconds to 1 minute until marshmallows are puffed and deeply golden. Watch them closely because they will burn quickly.
  6. Using a rubber spatula lightly greased with cooking spray and immediately scrape marshmallows into bowl with butter. Stir to combine quickly. Pour krispie cereal into toasted marshmallow mix and stir to combine.
  7. Press evenly into the prepared pan.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting into squares and serving.


store airtight for up to 2 days, but best if served same day.


49 Responses

  1. Head slap! Perfection!
    I swear, every time I eat a regular Krispie treat, something is missing (sorry). And nothing is better than a charred mallow. Nothing. Except maybe if it’s paired with chocolate…and pb…and banana…maybe.
    But these look AHmazing!

  2. WOW! I make RK Treats for my 23 year old son twice a week (It’s the only treat he likes, no cookies, cakes, cupcakes, just RK treats) and I never eat them since I make them so often they get boring. I I just made a pan and these are so so good… . the toasted marshmallows are divine…. Thanks for posting this fabulous idea…. every recipe you and Kristan post I feel the need to make! Love all your recipes.

  3. Carole

    Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is collecting snacks and treats? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. There are already quite a lot of links for you to check out. Cheers

  4. Holy moly- I am a krispie treat addict, and these definitely satisfied my addiction. My daughter and I made these last night- crazy yummy!! I had to send half the pan with my husband today; otherwise, I would have chowed down on them all by myself. You are an absolute krispie treat genius! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. I just made these today, and they are wonderful! I don’t think I will ever make rice krispies in the microwave ever again! The little extra step of browning the butter makes a HUGE difference, and who doesn’t like roasted marshmallows?? YUM!

  6. I just made these today, and they are wonderful! I don’t think I will ever make rice krispies in the microwave ever again! The little extra step of browning the butter makes a HUGE difference, and who doesn’t like roasted marshmallows?? YUM!

  7. Morgan

    looks delicious! I attempted to make these tonight and not even five seconds after I put my marshmallows in the oven the parchment paper and marshmallows went up in flames. After I used a hand torch to toast the second batch of marshmallows I attempted to stir them into the butter and it just turned into a big sticky glob. Nearly impossible to mix the rice Krispy treats into. I’m not sure where I went wrong. :/

  8. lp

    i googled “toasted marshmallow rice krispie treat” and found this recipe because i’m making smores bars tomorrow. my mom always used any brand of old cereal to make rice krispie-style treats, and i realized i could use golden grahams and add choc chips to make it smores-like. now i know someone else has tried toasting marshmallows w/success, so i’m stoked. thanks! i’ll let you know how it turns out.

  9. Melissa

    I added 1 tablespoon of butter to what the recipe called for, and to really put them over the top, I sprinkled 2 cups of marshmallows over the bars and broiled them until they were light brown. They were delicious!

  10. Baking Dad

    I just tried this Toasted Marshmallow Krispie Treat and I seemed to have a crunchier crispy than usual. Maybe because the rice cripsy never actual had contact with heat. Was it just me or did I miss a step?

  11. I ended up with extra marshmallows after a planned “roast” during a women’s retreat was rained out. They’ve been in the freezer forever…seriously, don’t ask…but I tried one and they tasted fine. Decided to look for a recipe for crispy treats. I bought the cheaper Publix version of the cereal…and my marshmallows were the big ones. Tried your Toasted Marshmallow Treats, and they are awesome!

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