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Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

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Homemade Rice Krispie Treats drizzled with melt caramel and topped with sea salt, these are my Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats! Perfect for fall but can be enjoyed any time of the year. Try our Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats while you’re at it!

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Today we are combining the best of two worlds: salted caramel and Rice Krispie Treats. This recipe is not only easy, it’s addicting. Now that’s a dangerous combination. You start out simple by making homemade rice Krispie treats then you melt some caramels, mix it with heavy cream and drizzle it all over the bars. The last step is to sprinkle with sea salt (as much or as little as you’d like)! The results are magical, you get the crispy crunch from the rice Krispies mixed with the gooey-ness from the caramel. Sweetness from the marshmallows but also some salty notes. What are you waiting for? Here are all of the nitty-gritty details!

Main Ingredients Needed

  • Butter – this allows for the marshmallows to melt evenly without making a sticky mess.
  • Marshmallows – I used mini marshmallows because they melt more quickly. But you could also use regular sized marshmallows for this recipe.
  • Rice Krispie Cereal – find this in the cereal aisle at the store. Light and airy with the perfect crunch! Plus they’re gluten-free!
  • Soft Caramels + Heavy Cream – you’re going to want the square soft caramels for this recipe. We basically make a caramel ganache that is the perfect drizzling consistency.
  • Coarse Salt (or Sea Salt) – use what you have people! Even himilayan sea salt would work. Add as much or as little as you’d like.

Can I use regular salted caramel?

Yes! You can absolutely use my Salted Caramel Sauce recipe. Or just buy some good quality store-bought caramel sauce then sprinkle with salt.

How to Make Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

For full details on how to make Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats, see the recipe card down below 🙂

1. Prep

Spray 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Make Rice Krispies

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix in 4 cups of marshmallows and melt completely. Add in Rice Krispies and the other 2 cups of marshmallows. Mix until the 2 cups of marshmallows are melted slightly.

3. Allow to Cool

Pour into sprayed pan and press Rice Krispies down evenly with a silicone spatula.

4. Make Caramel

In a small, microwavable bowl, melt together caramels and heavy cream in 30-second increments. (It took us about 1 min 15 seconds total)

5. Drizzle + Sprinkle

Cut Rice Krispies into squares, place on parchment paper, and drizzle with melted caramel. If the caramel starts to set in the bowl before you can use it all up, place it in the microwave for a few more seconds to warm up!

After caramel is drizzled onto squares, sprinkle with coarse salt or sea salt.

three quarter view of bars of salted caramel rice krispie treats

Storing Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

These babies can get a little sticky when stored but they should stay good for up to a week at room temperature. Be sure to cover with some plastic wrap so that they don’t dry out.

If you are wanting to stack these I would suggest layering them between wax paper to prevent sticking.

close up of salted caramel rice krispie treat

More Caramel Recipes to Try!

close up of salted caramel rice krispie treat

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Homemade Rice Krispie Treats drizzled with melt caramel and topped with sea salt, these are my Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats! Perfect for fall but can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 168 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows 1 bag or approx 6 cups
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 20 caramels unwrapped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons heavy cream
  • coarse salt

Instructions
 

  • Spray 9×13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix in 4 cups of marshmallows and melt completely. Add in Rice Krispies and the other 2 cups of marshmallows. Mix until the 2 cups of marshmallows are melted slightly.
  • Pour into sprayed pan and press Rice Krispies down evenly with silicon spatula.
  • In a small, microwavable bowl, melt together caramels and heavy cream in 30-second increments. (It took us about 1 min 15 seconds total)
  • Cut Rice Krispies into squares, place on parchment paper, and drizzle with melted caramel. If the caramel starts to set in the bowl before you can use it all up, place it in the microwave for a few more seconds to warm up!
  • After caramel is drizzled onto squares, sprinkle with course salt.

Notes

**If you’d rather drizzle the caramel on the Rice Krispies while they’re in the pan, you can do so. Cut the squares prior to drizzling and let the caramel sit for a minute before enjoying!

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 818IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 3mg
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