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28 Recipes Using Rice Krispies

Take that box of Rice Krispies beyond the cereal bowl with these crunchy recipes that use Rice Krispies.

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crispy BarsTaste of Home

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

To make a dairy-free dessert, I created chocolate peanutty bars. My kids and their friends gobble them up. I've written about it on my blog, joyfulscribblings.com. —Dawn Pasco, Overland Park, Kansas

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Ice Cream Cone TreatsTaste of Home

Ice Cream Cone Treats


I came up with this recipe as a way for my grandkids to enjoy Rice Krispies Treats without getting sticky hands. You can also pack the cereal mixture into paper cups and insert a wooden pop stick to create cute pops. —Mabel Nolan, Vancouver, Washington
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No-Bake Cookie Butter BlossomsTaste of Home

No-Bake Cookie Butter Blossoms


Chewy and sweet, these easy treats mix Rice Krispies, cookie spread and chocolate kisses in an unforgettable spin on an old favorite. —Jessie Sarrazin, Livingston, Montana
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Crispy Pretzel BarsTaste of Home

Crispy Pretzel Bars


I often make a big batch of these peanut butter-flavored cereal bars on days that I don't want to heat up the kitchen. Kids especially love them, so they're great for picnics, potlucks and school bake sales. —Jane Thompson, Eureka, Illinois
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Butterscotch-Rum Raisin TreatsTaste of Home

Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats


I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch, but nuts, toasted coconut or candied pineapple could do the job, too. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
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Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter SquaresTaste of Home

Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Squares


I combined a couple of recipes to create these crunchy, chocolaty peanut butter marshmallow bars that burst with flavor. The bars could also pass for fudge! —Dawn Lowenstein, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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S'mores Crispy BarsTaste of Home

S'mores Crispy Bars


My aunt always brought s’mores-style bars to our family's summer cottage. Plain or frosted, they’re perfect for eating on the run. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
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My Mom's Best Meat LoafTaste of Home

My Mom's Best Meat Loaf


The Rice Krispies used in this recipe are my mom’s secret ingredient. While they may seem odd or out of place, they help hold the meat loaf together. And once they are cooked, no one realizes they're even there. —Kelly Simmons, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat BarsTaste of Home

Cinnamon-Cranberry Oat Bars


I'm a swim coach for kids, and I started making these bars for them as a snack. I wanted something that was easy to eat but would also give them energy. The kids loved them from the very first time I brought them. Now I bring them to every team event. —Sarah Riviere, Prescott, Arizona
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Chocolate-Covered Raisin CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies


My family loves these moist, chewy cookies. They're a year-round treat at our house, and a batch never lasts long. —Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta
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Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter BitesTaste of Home

Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter Bites


My son Micah and I love peanut butter cups, so we made them into a new treat. We entered these peanut butter no bake cookies in a creative baking contest and won first place! —Autumn Emigh, Gahanna, Ohio
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Neapolitan Crispy BarsTaste of Home

Neapolitan Crispy Bars


Talk about a conversation piece! These fun, yummy bars will get people talking. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Scalloped Sweet Corn CasseroleTaste of Home

Scalloped Sweet Corn Casserole


This is my Grandma Ostendorf's corn recipe I grew up enjoying. Now a grandmother myself, I still serve this comfy, delicious side as a family classic. —Lonnie Hartstack, Clarinda, Iowa
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch BarsTaste of Home

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars


My twist on rice crispy bars includes crunchy crushed pretzels. Then I top them with a creamy peanut butter coating and rich chocolate topping. Garnished with peanuts and even more pretzels, I don’t think I'd ever go back to plain old bars again. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Fruity Cereal BarsTaste of Home

Fruity Cereal Bars


With dried apples and cranberries, these crispy cereal bars are perfect for snacks or brown-bag lunches. —Giovanna Kranenberg, Cambridge, Minnesota
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Coconut Cashew CrunchTaste of Home

Coconut Cashew Crunch


The crunch is always a hit for Christmas snacking. It’s one of my husband’s favorites—and he says he doesn’t like coconut! It’s incredible on ice cream. —Dana Nemecek, Skiatook, Oklahoma
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Date Nut BallsTaste of Home

Date Nut Balls


A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago. It is my husband's favorite treat. I like these with pecans or walnuts. If you do not like nuts, omit the nuts and use 3 cups Rice Krispies. —Melinda Lord, Washington, Iowa
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Crispy Star PopsTaste of Home

Crispy Star Pops


These patriotic pops are a hit at our annual Fourth of July get-together. Serve them as an after-picnic dessert. Or slip them into cellophane bags, tie on ribbons and give them as favors. —Colleen Sturma, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cheese CrispiesTaste of Home

Cheese Crispies


For years I’ve taken these crispy, crunchy snacks to work. They get high marks from everybody in the teachers lounge. —Eileen Ball, Cornelius, North Carolina
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Decadent Dark Chocolate GranolaTaste of Home

Decadent Dark Chocolate Granola


Our three active sons gave this great granola the thumbs up all around. The recipe is versatile, so you can customize it any way you like by adding a variety of seeds, nuts, grains, cereals and dried fruit.—Kim Van Dunk, Caldwell, New Jersey
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Christmas Crunch CandyTaste of Home

Christmas Crunch Candy


Treat family and friends to a yummy brittle for the holidays. Made with cashews and Rice Krispies, it's loaded with crispy-crunchy goodness. —Amanda McLemore, Maryville, Tennessee
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Curried Chicken Meatball WrapsTaste of Home

Curried Chicken Meatball Wraps


My strategy to get picky kids to eat healthy: Letting everyone assemble their dinner at the table. We love these easy meatball wraps, topped with crunchy veggies and peanuts, sweet raisins, and a creamy dollop of yogurt. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia
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Nutty Rice Krispie CookiesTaste of Home

Nutty Rice Krispie Cookies


My mom and I used to make these treats for Christmas every year. The no-stovetop prep means the kids can help you mix up this easy batch of fun! —Savanna Chapdelaine, Orlando, Florida
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White Chip Peanut-Pretzel ClustersTaste of Home

White Chip Peanut-Pretzel Clusters


With lots of crunch and sweet-salty appeal, these colorful goodies just can’t miss. Plus, the no-bake clusters require only six basic ingredients to assemble. —Sandy Klocinski, Summerville, South Carolina
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Black & White Cereal TreatsTaste of Home

Black & White Cereal Treats


When my daughter was just 7 years old, she had the brilliant idea of adding Oreo cookies to cereal treats. Now 24, she still asks for them on occasion; they're that good. —Tammy Phoenix, Ava, Illinois
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Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut BitesTaste of Home

Spiced Pumpkin Doughnut Bites


You can try different flavors and coating colors in this recipe to suit any occasion. For Halloween at my house, it just has to be pumpkin flavor and orange candy coating! —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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No-Bake Cereal Cookie BarsTaste of Home

No-Bake Cereal Cookie Bars


We pull out all the goodies for these chewy bars, like raisins and coconut. For more color, sprinkle on the M&M's once the bars are in the pan. Then press them in. —Connie Craig, Lakewood, Washington
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Marshmallow Monkey BusinessTaste of Home

Marshmallow Monkey Business


Just like kids, I love fun treats, and these really fit the bill. Plus, they are so easy to make and package! I wrapped these in cello bags with twist ties. As a variation, make the crispy treat with 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and reduce the butter to 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons.—Susan Scarborough, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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