M&M Rice Krispies Treats

"Always extremely popular with young and old alike."
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns) photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Ready In:


  • 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)


  • Measure out cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Coat a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  • In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • Using wax paper press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Let cool for 15 minutes or until set.

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  1. 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 !
  2. My kids had these at their party yesterday. We left out the vanilla and they were still very tasty. We used pastel Non Stop (a candy in Norway similar to M&M's) and easily pressed the mixture into the pan with a silicone spatula. Pre measuring all ingredients is important. These will be repeated at our house!
  3. I love it and it work
  4. Great recipe! The vanilla makes ALL the difference to the taste! The Rice Krispies recipe (on the box) never contained this ingredient--big mistake!. And, no joke about waiting a few minutes to stir in the M&Ms. They do melt. I found that I didn't need or want all the M&Ms called for, so no problem if you have fewer than you need.<br/><br/>I double this batch, and make half plain (no M&Ms) and the other half with the M&Ms. By the time you get the plain batch pressed into the pan (and do spray a little PAM on the waxed paper before using it to press the mixture into the pan), the rest is cooled down just enough to put in the M&Ms without melting them all.<br/><br/>I also save about 1/4 cup of M&Ms to press lightly into the top of the batch once the mixture is in the pan. This makes it look that much more festive!<br/><br/>Also, be sure to use those pretty pastel M&Ms in the springtime! ; )
  5. it started off amazing but after 3 minutes the marshmallows basically turned into the water not using this recipe again stick with a 2-minute microwave.


  1. We put the bag of mini M&Ms in the freezer for a couple hours, which allowed us to mix them in without them melting. It was easier and worked better than trying to just sprinkle them in.


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