A pile of Churro Rice krispies on a brown piece of butcher paper next to a round white bowl with hot fudge and a small stainless steel spoon all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Churro Rice Krispies Treats

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!

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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!

Young boy looking up into the overhead camera above churro rice krispies on a piece of parchment paper on a wooden surface

Step by Step

In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium-low heat.

Butter almost completely melted in a large black stockpot on a wooden surface

Stir in 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.

Melted butter mixed with cinnamon in a large stockpot on a wooden surface

Add the marshmallows and cook until they are melted. Stir constantly so they don’t burn to the bottom of the pan.

Over-the-shoulder view of a young boy using a metal spoon to stir marshmallows covered with melted butter and cinnamon in a large stockpot over a gas stovetop
Melted marshmallow with butter and cinnamon in a large black stockpot on a wooden surface

Fold in the cereal. Make sure it’s evenly coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.

Young boy standing at a gas stovetop with a metal spoon in a large black stockpot
Prepared rice krispies in a large stockpot with a metal spoon on a wooden surface

Place a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. Pour the Rice Krispies out onto the paper.

Pile of prepared rice krispies on a piece of parchment 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.

Young boy using a wooden rolling pin to flatten rice Krispies between two pieces of parchment paper on a wooden surface
Rice Krispies flattened on a piece of parchment paper

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.

Rice Krispies flattened out on a piece of parchment paper and cut into strips next to a black and metal pizza cutter all on a wooden surface

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.

Round white plate covered with cinnamon-sugar next to a piece of parchment paper topped with rice krispies cut into strips all on a wooden surface

Gently roll each Rice Krispies strip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. You may have to press it down slightly to get it to stick.

Young boy rolling a strip of churro rice krispies in cinnamon-sugar on a round white plate with another round white plate of churro rice krispies behind and a piece of wax paper to the right all on a wooden surface
Young boys hands rolling a strip of churro rice krispies in cinnamon-sugar on a round white plate with another round white plate of churro rice krispies behind and a piece of wax paper to the right all on a wooden surface

Serve the Churro Rice Krispies with hot fudge for dipping.

A pile of Churro Rice krispies on a brown piece of butcher paper next to a round white bowl with hot fudge and a small stainless steel spoon all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 23, 2020

A pile of Churro Rice krispies on a brown piece of butcher paper next to a round white bowl with hot fudge and a small stainless steel spoon all on a wooden surface

Churro Rice Krispies

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!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, marshmallow, rice krispies
Servings: 48 pieces
5 from 5 votes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Churro Rice Krispies
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 44 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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14 thoughts on “Churro Rice Krispies Treats”

  1. This is an awesome idea! I’ve made churros too and yes, they weren’t pretty either LOL! We’re definitely trying this.

  2. Ok, you always share amazing recipes, but this one is actually making my mouth water! I cannot wait to make and eat these treats!

  3. 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.
    Thanks Stephanie!

    1. 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.

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