Add a bit of cinnamon and sugar to amplify a regular Rice Krispie treat into delicious Churro Rice Krispies for a fun and easy snack!Jump to Recipe
Cinnamon has been a favorite flavor in our house lately. Tyler, especially, has wanted it on or in everything we make. So, when we had the ingredients to make Rice Krispies, we decided to add some cinnamon and sugar. We cut them into strips and they became Churro Rice Krispies!
No, they aren’t exactly like churros, but they taste a bit similar. And they are so easy to make.
I’ve tried making homemade churros before and it wasn’t pretty. I also attempted to photograph them for the blog. Nope, it hasn’t happened. But churro Rice Krispies, now that I can do!
In the past, I’ve made a few different Rice Krispies recipes. They’ve all been changes in shape or color from the original recipe. We made them orange for Pumpkin-Shaped Rice Krispies. And I make them into the question mark blocks from Mario for a birthday party. But this was the first time adding something extra.
Tyler had a great time making these with me. He got to stay up late one evening to bake and thought that was the best ever! It seems so simple. But these are the memories we will both carry with us. My boys are the reason I do this!
Step by Step
In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
Stir in 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
Add the marshmallows and cook until they are melted. Stir constantly so they don’t burn to the bottom of the pan.
Fold in the cereal. Make sure it’s evenly coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. Pour the Rice Krispies out onto the paper.
Cover with another piece of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten the Rice Krispies out to about 3/4″ thickness. Don’t worry if it isn’t a perfect square.
Spray a pizza cutter with nonstick spray (or coat with coconut oil) and slice the Rice Krispies in half lengthwise. Then cut into thin strips.
Allow them to cool for about 10-15 minutes before pulling apart. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the remaining cinnamon with the sugar. Pour the cinnamon-sugar onto a shallow plate.
Gently roll each Rice Krispies strip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. You may have to press it down slightly to get it to stick.
Serve the Churro Rice Krispies with hot fudge for dipping.
Originally Published On: March 23, 2020
Churro Rice Krispies
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon (ground)
- 10 oz marshmallows (mini)
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 jar hot fudge topping
- In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium-low heat
- Stir in 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon
- Add the marshmallows and cook until they are melted, stirring constantly so they don’t burn to the bottom of the pan
- Fold in the cereal making sure it’s evenly coated with the melted marshmallow mixture
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on the counter and pour the Rice Krispies out onto the paper
- Cover with another piece of parchment paper
- Use a rolling pin to flatten the Rice Krispies out to about 3/4″ thickness
- Spray a pizza cutter with nonstick spray (or coat with coconut oil) and slice the Rice Krispies in half lengthwise
- Then cut into thin strips
- Allow them to cool for about 10-15 minutes before pulling apart
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the remaining cinnamon with the sugar
- Pour the cinnamon-sugar onto a shallow plate
- Gently roll each Rice Krispies strip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture
- Serve the Churro Rice Krispies with hot fudge for dipping
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
23 thoughts on “Churro Rice Krispies Treats”
Delicious! These would be so good for a Cinco de Mayo party. I’m definitely giving these a try!
Yes! And here’s to hoping the restrictions on gatherings are lifted before then so we can have a party!
This is an awesome idea! I’ve made churros too and yes, they weren’t pretty either LOL! We’re definitely trying this.
Yeah, real churros aren’t super easy. These were so easy to make!
Oh this sounds so good! I really want a rice krispie treat now!
The cinnamon sugar is a great addition to a rice krispies treat!
I love churros and this churro rice krispies looks delicious and awesome idea can’t wait to try this <3
They are a bit different from a regular churro, but much easier and fun to eat 🙂
Ok, you always share amazing recipes, but this one is actually making my mouth water! I cannot wait to make and eat these treats!
They are such a delicious treat, and so easy to make! I hope you enjoy them!!
I was initially confused by the word “churros” in there, but I think these rice krispies will be my next snack trial! The only thing I’ve been doing during this time of social isolation (out of all the things I hoped I’d be able to do) is testing lots of new recipes!! and a lot come from your blog.
They have a bit of a churro taste with the cinnamon sugar on them. We have, surprisingly, not been cooking much. I’ve been too exhausted from not sleeping well (slight anxiety I think), helping both of my boys with their distant learning, and keeping up with other responsibilities.
I just love churros!!! This is a fun twist on them. My kids really enjoyed helping me make them!!!
Me too, but they aren’t very easy to make. This was a great alternative to still get that cinnamon sugar taste in a much easier recipe.
Thanks for sharing this little quick treat for us today. I loved it
Oh, yum yum yum. Each bite is pure churro bliss.
There will never be a better sweet treat than this. Churro flavor in a Rice Krispies treat sounds amazing.
Love this easy to follow recipe! I am sure my grandson would enjoy making these with me. I am getting ingredients ready and we’ll make this on Sunday.
These look delicious! I used to stress out when my son “helped” me in the kitchen because usually, he would just make a mess…now that he’s seven and more grown-up I really enjoy letting him bake with me. Looks like you had an awesome time with your son too! And your right, it’s all about the memories.
What an interesting combination of two foods that most kids love.
Very interesting. I have not heard of these before. I just pinned them to make with my children as they love churros and rice crispies. Thank you.
This is such a great idea! I love churros but never thought of this! Making these treats asap
Genius recipe idea. What a good combo