Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Always extremely popular with young and old alike.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag M&M's (regular or mini)


  1. Measure out cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Coat a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat.
  3. Add cereal. Stir until well coated. Let cool for several minutes. Stir in M&M's, very gently! They will have a tendency to melt. Pour them over the mixture as spread out as possible so you don't have to stir much.
  4. Using wax paper press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Let cool for 15 minutes or until set.
Most Helpful

I made them yesterday and our guest loved them , my husband and I are currently enjoying the left overs this morning . Definitely use Vanilla ..yum Also during the process of melting butter and marshmallows have the candy in the freezer . I did that and they didn't melt !

Erica K. August 07, 2016

I made this recipie. It is delicious. Definitely add the vanilla. The way I avoided melting the M and M's was to cool my quart pan containing the melted marshmallows and butter and vanilla and cereal in a cool bath of water. It cooled more even and I was able to add the candy without melting them. The mixture was a little more stuff but this definitely avoided the melting candy and they turned out perfect. I put some candy aside and placed them on top when I was done putting the mixture in the pan to cool.

ktrock739 February 21, 2016

Followed the directions exactly. waited only a few minutes and the M&M's melted and looked terrible.

brookermans May 24, 2014

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