Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

salted caramel rice krispies

Are you ready to take one of your favorite childhood treats to the next level? Enter the Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats. We grew up on traditional rice krispie treats as kids, but now want something with a little more sophistication as adults. This delicious dessert has all the things we love – butter, marshmallow, caramel, and a heaping sprinkle of salt. And they are so easy to make if you have Peter’s Caramel on hand. The melt-in-your mouth combination is sure to knock your warm, fuzzy socks off.

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

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By Orson Gygi Serves: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes

A grown up, sophisticated spin on a classic childhood treat.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter
  • 7 1/2 cups Marshmallows, separated (see recipe)
  • 6 cups Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup Peter's caramel, melted
  • 2 tsp sea salt (*we use heaping teaspoons full, use as much or as little as you prefer)



Brown butter in saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until fragrant and nutty in color.


Meanwhile, heat Peter's Caramel in a microwave safe bowl in 30-60 second increments until melted.


Once butter is browned, remove from heat and stir in 5 ½ cups marshmallows (reserving the other 2 cups for later).


Combine melted caramel with butter/marshmallow mixture and stir until marshmallows begin to dissolve.


Pour the caramel/marshmallow mixture over your crispy rice cereal in a large mixing bowl and gently fold together.


Sprinkle salt over the top and add remaining marshmallows. Continue folding until combined.


Spread mixture into baking pan and pack down gently. Drizzle remaining caramel over top.


Cool for at least 30 minutes. Cut and serve.

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    October 9, 2020 at 8:49 am

    These sound so yummy! Do you have weights for the caramel or the marshmallows? Thanks!

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