Discover how to make rice crispy treats with the basic recipe, plus a lot of different ways for varying the recipe with different flavors and enhancements. You'll find seasonal treats for Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, football season, Halloween and Christmas. Plus, I'm including my two healthy rice krispie treats recipes, made with peanut butter and brown rice syrup, instead of butter and marshmallows.
Although the directions for most of these recipes specify using the... stove, you can just as easily use the microwave for the recipes that call for marshmallows and butter. Simply place the butter and marshmallows in a large, microwave-safe bowl, and heat on high for 2-3 minutes. When the marshmallows are melted, proceed with the rest of the recipe as written.
01 of 09
This is the classic recipe for rice crispy treats that kids of all ages adore. This no-bake recipe is easy to make with the kids, but be careful with the melted marshmallow mixture. It can be quite hot and sticky for little cooks to handle.
02 of 09
Unlike most of the recipes featured here, this one is not made with marshmallows. Instead, these treats are made with peanut butter and brown rice syrup, then drizzled with chocolate for an appealing flavor combination the kids will go nuts over!
03 of 09
These heart-shaped treats make a perfect Valentine's Day surprise for the kids. I like to make these for school Valentine's Day parties.
See also: Kids Valentine Party Food
04 of 09
These Easter egg nests are made in muffin cups, then topped with flaked coconut and jelly beans or chocolate Easter eggs.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
These gorgeous rice crispy treats are from Elizabeth LaBau, our Candy Guide. They have three layers of flavor -- one is made with strawberry marshmallows), one is a topping of chocolate ganache and even the regular rice crispy treat layer is flavored with white chocolate chips. You won't want to miss this recipe!
06 of 09
This recipe, from Fiona Hayes, our Guide to Low-Fat Cooking, proves you can have a rich chocolatey treat that isn't loaded with fat. These chocolate treats have two kinds of chocolate in them!
07 of 09
Brown rice syrup and peanut butter are the "glue" that holds these rice crispy treats together for a healthy twist on the classic rice crispy treats.
08 of 09
Football fans will wolf down these fun chocolate crispy treats, shaped and decorated like footballs. Make this recipe for tailgating parties or watching the weekend game.
See also: Super Bowl Party RecipesContinue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Rice crispy treats are cut into triangles, the decorated to look like Christmas trees. The trick with this recipe is just to make sure you cut the rice crispy treats thick enough for the candy cane trunks to fit in.