Crack Rice Krispies

Pies & Tarts · April 11, 2013

Crack Rice Krispies - yes, they're addicting!! { } A gooey marshmallow, caramel middle, drizzled with yummy chocolate!

Have you ever asked someone for a recipe and they said no? It’s happened to me more than once. Apparently, people like to keep and hoard some of their “secret” recipes which I think is pretty ridiculous… why not share the wealthy, right?!

Well, fortunately, my mom is pretty close to most of the ladies at church so when she asked her friend, Lori, for her recipe for Crack Rice Krispies, she was more than happy to share (Thank you, Lori!!) I was also happy she was willing to share because we LOVE trying out new recipes, and these next one is filled with gooey goodness.

We make Rice Krispies on a regular basis but this recipe takes them to the next level! More butter, caramels and sweetened condensed milk make these Rice Krispies something you’ll definitely be addicted to. 🙂


Can you see all the gooey-ness in that picture?! YUMMY!

Crack Rice Krispies
  • 1 14 oz. bag KRAFT Caramels unwrapped
  • 1 14 oz. can Sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies
  • 10 cups Marshmallows
  • ¾ cup butter 1½ stick
  1. Place caramels, sweetened condensed milk and 1 stick butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, melt 6 TB butter with 4 cups marshmallows for 1 minute. Stir until smooth and pour over 5 cups of Rice Krispies.
  3. Stir until cereal is well coated and pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
  4. Sprinkle 2 cups of miniature marshmallows on top of cereal mixture. Carefully pour caramel mixture over marshmallows. Refrigerate to set up.
  5. Repeat step 2 for second layer of Rice Krispies. Pour over caramel mixture
  6. Chill until firm. Makes 12-15 servings.

Crack Rice Krispies - yes, they're addicting!! { } A gooey marshmallow, caramel middle, drizzled with yummy chocolate!

Crack Rice Krispies - yes, they're addicting!! { } A gooey marshmallow, caramel middle, drizzled with yummy chocolate!

Crack Rice Krispies - yes, they're addicting!! { } A gooey marshmallow, caramel middle, drizzled with yummy chocolate!

Not sure how I’ll go back to just regular Rice Krispies Treats after trying this recipe!

If you’re looking for more Rice Krispies goodness, be sure to check out these recipes:

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Britney Mills

It’s probably a good thing I’m at work right now or else I would probably make these and devour every bite 🙂 Thanks for the post!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! Yes, they are very hard to resist! Let me know if you try them out. 🙂

Christine @

These look absolutely fantastic! We love rice krispies at our house and this is a genius spin on them!

    Lil' Luna

    Let me know if you try it out! I’d love to know what you think. 🙂


Thank you – very yummy

Savory Not Sweet

Well, we made these. I supervised the kids. They followed the directions…step one Combine and microwave the caramel, sweeten condensed milk and butter. They put all 1 1’2 sticks of butter in the caramel sauce. I’m sure they will still eat it but some quanitites would be nice.


I too have a question about the directions. I only read where you use 9 cups cereal. Also, is the 6 tbsp butter melted with cereal in addition to the 1-1/2 cups butter melted with caramel and condensed milk? Then you say go back to step one–I assume you mean use half of cereal mixture with half of caramel mixture to make two layers? Sorry, but your directions are usually very precise, but this one is very confusing.


    christy Petty

    Did anyone get an answer? I am going to attempt this but I am in the thinking, from the picture, the repeat of step one actually means 2- make another ‘batch’ of rice kriispie treat to sandwich the caramel. I am only going by the picture though- The directions confuse me greatly.


    Since the directions haven’t been fixed, this is my take on what they should be. In step one, I think that it should be just the caramels and s.c.milk that are melted together. If the specified amount of butter (1.5 sticks) is correct, it doesn’t make any sense to have butter in the step one mixture since all the butter gets used up doing the rice krispy parts (6 tbsp. used twice would equal 1.5 sticks butter). Also, step five should direct you to repeat step two NOT step one. Basically, you make the caramel mixture and a rice krispy mixture (which you put in the pan). Pour the caramel over the rice krispy mixture. Make another batch of the rice krispy mixture and spread that over the caramel.


I have a question about Crack Rice Krispies……would you please specify how much butter goes in with caramel and cond. milk? I put all 1 1/2 sticks but then I noticed it says to use 6 tb later. Also, when it says repeat, does that mean all ingredients should have been halved for first time?
Thank you for clarifying!


I think you meant to say to repeat Step 2 at the end NOT “repeat Step 1”.
I know it’s obvious you don’t make the “sauce” again but you might want to correct it.
Can’t wait to make these……sounds too good.

    Lil' Luna

    So sorry for the delay in responding to this recipe… didn’t realize there were so many questions. Like Annabelle mentions, I meant to write
    “repeat Step 2” in stead of Step 1. SO, you make your caramel mixture (which includes the 1 stick of butter) and then you make the gooey mixture (in step 2) and use have the Rice Krispies. You put that layer in the bottom of the pan, top it off with 2 cups marshmallows and then pour the caramel mixture from step 1 over that. That gets refrigerated until it sets up and then you make the top layer of Rice Krispies by repeating step 2. Lots of butter, I know, but that’s why these are so stinking good! Does that make sense now?

Rosemary Way

Added peanut butter to the carmels

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