Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave

Learn how to make the perfect, soft and warm marshmallow treats in just 5 minutes!

Making Rice Krispies treats in the microwave is simple and rewarding. You can make the perfect single serving treat to satisfy your sweet tooth in just a few minutes. You could also double this recipe and make a treat for a loved one too.

This recipe is great to make with kids, it doesn’t take long, it isn’t messy, and it’s safer than using the stove. Making Rice Krispies treats has never been easier, even making a large batch in the microwave is faster and easier than making them on the stove. I would even argue that making Rice Krispies treats in the microwave tastes better than when they’re made on the stove.

Why Make Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave?

  • It is the fastest and easiest way to make Rice Krispies treats
  • There is minimal prep time and clean up is only one dish
  • Cooking with kids? Perfect! This is a fun and simple recipe to teach them
  • You don’t need to go to the store to satisfy your sweet tooth when you can make Rice Krispies treats in the microwave
  • Marshmallows won’t get overcooked on the stove

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup of Rice Krispies cereal

How to Make Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Place butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 30 seconds or until marshmallows puff
  2. Remove from microwave and immediately pour cereal in, stir
  3. Let cool and use your hand and parchment paper to form your treats, enjoy!

More Rice Krispies Treat Variations

Use any cereal that you like! This recipe will work with whatever cereal is your favorite.

Mix in sprinkles, chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, really any small candies that you like can be used to add an extra sweet bite to your treat.

Drizzle chocolate, caramel or Nutella ontop of your Rice Krispies treat. Or, use a spatula to spread frosting, peanut butter, or more marshmallow fluff ontop.

How Long Will Microwave Rice Krispies Treats Last?

Microwave Rice Krispy treats should be eaten ASAP! They will last if you cover them with plastic wrap and take them to a party, but any longer than that, they start to harden. I tried to save my treats over night, but the next morning they were already solid.

This is definitely a treat that is best enjoyed directly out of the microwave while its fresh and warm.

Can I Make a Full Batch in the Microwave?

Yes! Make a batch for your friends, the kids, or as a last minute party snack. Use a 9″x13″ microwave safe casserole dish, 1/2 cup of butter, 1 bag of mini marshmallows, and 8-9 cups of cereal (it depends on how gooey you want the treats to be).

Place the butter and marshmallows in the microwave safe casserole dish, melt them in the microwave for about 1 minute or until marshmallows puff. Stir in cereal and flatten to fit casserole dish. Enjoy!

Yield: 1

How to Make Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave

How to Make Rice Krispies Treats in the Microwave

Learn how to make a warm marshmallow Rice Krispies treat in just minutes! Depending on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup of Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

    1. Place butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 30 seconds or until marshmallows puff
    2. Remove from microwave and immediately pour cereal in, stir
    3. Let cool and use your hand and parchment paper to form your treats, enjoy!

If you have tried making Rice Krispies treats in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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