If you love S'mores, then you're going to love this S'mores Rice Krispie Treats recipe! They're a delicious and gooey twist on the classic Rice Krispie treat, and they're perfect for any occasion. Plus, it's a simple recipe to make - all you need is a few simple ingredients!

S'mores desserts are some of our favorites! Be sure to also check out our S'mores Bars, S'mores Cookies, and 3-Layer S'mores Cake for more marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker goodness!

A s'mores rice krispy treat made with Golden Grahams cereal and Hershey's bars.

S'mores Rice Krispie Treats are a delicious and easy dessert to make. They're perfect for parties, bake sales, or just because you want a sweet treat!

I made these for Bunco night with the other swim team moms and they received rave reviews and requests for the recipe, which I had kind of just thrown together. Then my husband decided to make them for a church picnic while I was out of town, so the recipe has definitely been tried and tested now and is a definite crowd-pleaser!

These treats are perfect for a summer picnic or BBQ. You can also make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer for a quick and easy dessert.

DID YOU KNOW? If you have leftover rice krispie treats, you can reheat them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften them up before serving. They also freeze well - just wrap tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredient Notes
  2. How to Make S'mores Rice Krispie Treats
  3. Tips for Success
  4. How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
  5. Can I Freeze This Recipe?
  6. Substitutions and Variations
  7. Recipe FAQ's
  8. More Rice Krispie Treat Recipes
  9. S'mores Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Ingredient Notes

This is a quick overview of some of the important ingredients you'll need for this recipe. Specific measurements and full recipe instructions are in the printable recipe card below.

  • Salted butter - If you only have unsalted butter, add a generous pinch of salt to your marshmallow mixture.
  • Jumbo marshmallows - My friend Meredith clued me in to using jumbo marshmallows for the melted mixture because she swears it makes for gooier rice krispie treats and I don't disagree. I think it's because there is less surface area to be coated in the powdery mixture that keeps marshmallows from sticking.
  • Vanilla extract - If you haven't tried making your own Homemade Vanilla Extract yet, what are you waiting for?!
  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Golden Grahams cereal
  • Mini marshmallows - Yes, we are using two types of marshmallows here because these s'mores rice krispie treats are so extra and so worth it.
  • Hershey's milk chocolate bars
Ingredients for making s'mores rice krispies treats.

How to Make S'mores Rice Krispie Treats

It's easy to make this recipe. This is a quick overview with step-by-step images to help you visualize the process. Scroll down to the recipe card for printable, detailed instructions.

Prepare. Line a 9x9 baking dish with a parchment paper sling, butter, or nonstick cooking spray for easier removal. Set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Heat. Add jumbo marshmallows to melted butter. Continue to stir and gently melt over medium heat until marshmallows are melted and smooth.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Add rice Krispies, Golden Grahams, and 1 ½ cups of miniature marshmallows. Stir until cereal is evenly coated with melted marshmallow mixture.

Assemble. Transfer half of the cereal mixture into the prepared pan, then sprinkle with half of the chopped Hershey's bars and half of the remaining cup of mini marshmallows.

Add remaining cereal mixture, then press gently into the pan to compact slightly. Be careful not to compress the treats too much, though, or they will be dense and hard.

Finish. Top with remaining Hershey bars and marshmallows. Cut into small squares to serve.

Tips for Success

Here's how to make sure your S'mores Rice Krispie Treats turn out perfect!

Use parchment paper. You will want to line your baking dish with parchment paper because the Rice Krispie treats are very sticky. This will make it much easier to remove the treats from the pan and cut them into squares.

Do not overcook the marshmallows. It is important not to overcook the marshmallows, or they will be hard and difficult to work with. Instead keep your heat low (no higher than medium) and stir until they are just melted and smooth.

Do not press too hard. When you are adding the cereal mixture to the pan, be careful not to press down too hard, or the treats will be dense.

A child's hand pulling a s'mores rice krispie treat away from more cereal squares.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

These S'mores Rice Krispie Treats are best enjoyed the day they are made. But if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

You can reheat them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften them up a bit before serving.

Can I Freeze This Recipe?

Yes! These S'mores Rice Krispie Treats freeze well.

Wrap them tightly in a layer of plastic wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil, and place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To thaw, place them on the counter for about 30 minutes or unwrap and place them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until slightly warm.

A close image of s'mores rice krispie treats with Hershey's bars on top.

Substitutions and Variations

If you do not have everything on hand for this recipe or would just like to switch it up a bit, here are a few ideas!

Butter – You can use margarine or another type of butter substitute, but the flavor will be slightly different.

Marshmallows – If you do not have marshmallows, you can try using marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme.

Rice Krispies – Any type of rice cereal will work for this recipe, although you really want to make sure it is fresh and not stale. You could also use corn flakes or another kind of cereal. You could also replace the amount of rice krispies with all golden grahams. It certainly works, but the texture isn't quite as nice and can kind of cut up your mouth a bit, but some people love them that way.

Golden Grahams – If you do not have Golden Grahams, you can use broken or crushed graham crackers or even Teddy Grahams or another similar cereal, such as Fiber One Honey Squares or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Chocolate – You can use any type of chocolate that you like. Chocolate chips, chunks, or even a candy bar would be delicious in this recipe! Try elevating these with your favorite Ghiradelli squares or Reese's peanut butter cups for an even more indulgent dessert.

Recipe FAQ's

What does the name "s'mores" stand for?

S'mores are a classic American dessert that consists of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. The name "s'more" is a contraction of the phrase "some more," as in, "Can I have s'more of these delicious treats?"

What kind of chocolate is best for s'mores?

There are lots of different types of chocolate that you can use for s'mores, but the most classic and popular choice is Hershey's chocolate. Other good options include dark chocolate or white chocolate.

What is the difference between marshmallows and marshmallow fluff?

Marshmallows are made with sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, and water. Marshmallow fluff is made with sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and egg whites. Marshmallows are more dense and chewy, while marshmallow fluff is fluffy and light. Both can be used in this recipe, but the texture of the treats will be slightly different. If you want your Rice Krispie Treats to be extra gooey, try using marshmallow fluff!

Are s'mores for summer or winter?

S'mores are traditionally thought of as a summertime treat, but they can really be enjoyed any time of year! In the winter, you can roast marshmallows over a fireplace or even in your oven. Just preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and place the marshmallows on a baking sheet. Roast for 5-7 minutes or until they are golden brown and gooey. And of course, this S'more Rice Krispie Treats recipe is perfect for the wintertime as well!

S'mores Rice Krispies Treats bars cut into squares.

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S'mores Rice Krispies Treats

5 from 2 votes
Amy Nash
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
If you love S'mores, then you're going to love this S'mores Rice Krispie Treats recipe! They're a delicious and gooey twist on the classic Rice Krispie treat, and they're perfect for any occasion. Plus, it's a simple recipe to make - all you need is a few simple ingredients!

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 2 ½ cups mini marshmallows, divided (about ½ of a 10-ounce bag)
  • 4 Hershey bars, broken up into pieces

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9x9 baking dish with a parchment paper sling or butter for easier removal. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add jumbo marshmallows to melted butter. Continue to stir and gently melt over medium heat until marshmallows are melted and smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Add rice krispies, Golden Grahams, and 1 ½ cups of miniature marshmallows. Stir until cereal is evenly coated with melted marshmallow mixture.
  • Transfer half of the cereal mixture into the prepared pan, then sprinkle with half of the chopped Hershey's bars and half of the remaining 1 cup of miniature marshmallows.
  • Add remaining cereal mixture then press gently into the pan to compact slightly. Be careful not to compress the treats too much though or they will be dense and hard. Top with remaining Hershey's bars and marshmallows.
  • Cut into small squares to serve.

Notes

  • Storage: These S'mores Rice Krispie Treats are best enjoyed the day they are made. But if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften them up a bit before serving.
  • Freezing: Wrap them tightly in a layer of plastic wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil, and place them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, place them on the counter for about 30 minutes or unwrap and place them in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until slightly warm.
  • Rice Krispies: Any type of rice cereal will work for this recipe, although you really want to make sure it is fresh and not stale. You could also use corn flakes or another kind of cereal. You could also replace the amount of rice krispies with all golden grahams. It certainly works, but the texture isn't quite as nice and can kind of cut up your mouth a bit, but some people love them that way.
  • Golden Grahams: If you do not have Golden Grahams, you can use broken or crushed graham crackers or even Teddy Grahams or another similar cereal, such as Fiber One Honey Squares or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  • Chocolate: You can use any type of chocolate that you like. Chocolate chips, chunks, or even a candy bar would be delicious in this recipe! Try elevating these with your favorite Ghiradelli squares or Reese's peanut butter cups for an even more indulgent dessert.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 597IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 2mg
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