14 Recipes That Start With a Box of Rice Krispies
Stumped over what to do with that half-eaten box of Rice Krispies in your pantry? Rice Krispies Treats are the obvious go-to, but there are plenty of other ways to use up this popular cereal that goes "snap, crackle, pop." From Peanut Butter Oat Bites and No-Bake Granola Bars to Cheese Snappy Wafers and Chocolate Crunch Bark (plus, yes, a few unique twists on Rice Krispies Treats), these delicious recipes showcase the versatility of crispy rice cereal in the kitchen.
No-Bake Granola Bars
Granola bars are probably a pantry staple in your kitchen for quick snacks and filling lunchboxes, but you’ve probably never made a batch from scratch. Start with this easy no-bake recipe made with rice cereal, oats, almond butter, maple syrup, and a touch of cinnamon.
Southern hostesses have long relied on cheese wafers to keep their party guests satiated. These delicious, savory wafers get their irresistible crunch from Rice Krispies cereal.
No-Bake Peanut Butter-Fudge Ice-Cream Pie
With its creamy filling and crispy crust, this frozen peanut butter pie is made for summer cookouts. Nothing cools you down in the summertime like a slice of a creamy, frozen pie. A secret to keeping the pie neat is to use a hot knife for slicing each serving. Dip the blade in a glass of very hot water, then wipe it off before slicing into the pie. Repeat before cutting each new slice.
Layered Peeps Crispy Treats
Why make boring Rice Krispie treats when you can make colorful and festive bar treats using Peeps and Rice Krispie cereal? You can use any 4 colors of Peeps that you prefer--or even double up on two colors for a half-and-half treat. To make pops: Cut 1-inch think slices widthwise, and then cut the slices in half. Insert a cake pop stick into the bottom of each treat, dip in melted chocolate, and decorate with sprinkles or crushed candy pieces. Display pops in a jar or candle votive holder stuffed with Styrofoam.
Spiced Cashew Brittle and Chocolate Crunch Bark
Cayenne-spiked cashew brittle is delicious alongside crunchy chocolate bark.
Rice Krispies Treat Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep your own homemade Rice Krispy Treats, then spread softened ice cream between two treats and refreeze. Dip in rainbow sprinkles for the final decorative spin.
Rice Krispie Turkey
Adorable as it is delicious, this Rice Krispie treat turkey is a perfect centerpiece for the kids’ table this Thanksgiving.
Rice Brittle Crunch
Invite friends to make the toppings for an indulgent ice-cream potluck party—peanut brittle mixed with crispy rice cereal, fresh blueberry sauce and an over-the-top mix of crushed chocolate-covered pretzels, cookie crumbs and more.
Peanut Butter Oat Bites
These delicious energy balls are the perfect blend of salty and sweet. Super easy to prepare, they feature creamy peanut butter, Rice Krispies cereal, quick oats, raisins, mini chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts paired with a splash of vanilla extract and a little honey and confectioner's sugar.
Marshmallow-Krispie Christmas Trees
Using pieces of cellophane (or cellophane bags), wrap each tree individually and tie with ribbon or twine to give out as gifts this Christmas.
Blue Cheese Cocktail Crackers
These savory little bites are great to serve with drinks. They're also a tasty snack for game day.
Chocolate Spiderweb Treats
Celebrate Halloween with these Cocoa Krispies treats decorated like spiderwebs. Melted chocolate and white chocolate morsels are the basis for the piped web decorations.
Chocolate Almond Cherry Crisps
These no-bake treats taste like bite-sized candy bars and are terrific with a cup of coffee. Prepare them up to two days in advance, and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Crispy Easter Nests
Greet your Easter guests with pint-sized crisp rice cereal treats. Place them at each spot around the lunch table or wrap them up as a dessert-to-go at the end of the afternoon. The green food dye transforms flake coconut into mock "grass" for your edible Easter basket.