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Easy Rice Krispie Treats with M&Ms

Rice Krispie Treats are made with Rice Krispies Cereal, real butter, mini marshmallows, three different kinds of M&Ms, and salted sunflower kernels snuck in for that perfect sweet and salty smile-inducing soft and crunchy treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fun dessert, gift treats, M&Ms, no bake, quick dessert, rice krispie treats, snack, sunflower seeds
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 210kcal
Author Elise


  • 3/4 cup real butter 1.5 sticks
  • 20 oz mini marshmallows 2, 10oz bags
  • 9 cup frosted Rice Krispie Cereal 1 regular size box
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract or more to taste
  • 1/3 cup salted sunflower seed kernels or more to taste
  • 1.5 cup mixed M&Ms crispy, carmel, regulare
  • candy sprinkles, generous portion sprinkled on top


  • STEP ONE - Melt 1.5 sticks of real butter over a medium heat...be careful not to burn the butter.
    STEP TWO - Add 2, 10 oz. packages of plain mini marshmallows to the melted butter. Stir with a rubber spatula until marshmallows are just melted with a few semi-melted marshmallows left.
  • STEP THREE - Turn the heat off and add the real vanilla to the marshmallow mixture, stir until just incorporated.
    STEP FOUR - Add the Rice Krispies Cereal to the mixture and just stir to combine.
  • STEP FIVE - Add the sunflower seed kernels, M&Ms, and stir to just combined.
    STEP SIX - Scoop out big scoops of the mixture into a 9"x13" glass, metal, or ceramic pan lined with parchment paper. Press gently with buttered or greased hands until all the mix is formed to the pan. Sprinkle with colorful candy sprinkles.


Microwave Instructions: In a microwave-safe large bowl melt the butter.
Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and microwave in short intervals.
In between intervals stir mixture. Continue until everything is just melted.
Add vanilla and stir.
Add Rice Krispies and stir to just combined.
Spread out in the pan and let sit for a bit.