Square piece of sprinkled rice krispies on a bamboo platter with a stainless steel fork on a white and brown towel all on a grey and white surface (with logo overlay)

Sprinkled Rice Krispies with a Surprise

Adding a few fun ingredients to a regular Rice Krispies recipe makes a fun treat. Sprinkled Rice Krispies were created by kids for kids!

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At the beginning of 2021, we started a star reward system with the boys. One of the rewards they can choose is to bake a dessert together. Tyler chose to make some Rice Krispies treats but wanted to make them his own. He also asked us if he could get our equipment out and photograph the recipe. Of course, we said he could do that. All of these photos are his own, as well as the recipe. We did very little to guide him, and he is so proud of his work! The description and recipe that follows are written by Tyler (7.5 years old).


Sprinkled Rice Krispies are a type of Rice Krispies treat. I put the sprinkles in because I wanted them to taste better. And I thought about making them because I really love Rice Krispies and really wanted to make some. I wanted them extra yummy so decided to add cinnamon, sprinkles, and candy eyeballs. The candy eyeballs were a “surprise” in the Rice Krispies because we only had a few. Everyone in the house likes the candy eyeballs so it made them more delicious for everybody.

I really liked the Rice Krispies how they were, so wouldn’t make them different next time. Except maybe to add a few more candy eyeballs if we have them. That’s the surprise in the Rice Krispies. You never know when you are going to get one of the candy eyeballs!

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp candy eyeballs
Ingredients for Sprinkle Rice Krispies in stainless steel bowls on a gray and white surface

Preparation

In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar, then set aside.

Small stainless steel bowl of cinamon sugar

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat.

Melted butter in a large stockpot on a grey and white surface

Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they are melted and combined with the butter.

Melted marshmallows in a large stockpot on a grey and white surface

Remove from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.

Rice kripsies cereal mixed into marshmallows in a large stockpot on a grey and white surface

Add the cinnamon sugar and mix into the Rice Krispies cereal.

Rice kripsies cereal with cinnamon sugar mixed into marshmallows in a large stockpot on a grey and white surface

Pour the sprinkles and candy eyeballs and fold until combined.

Rice kripsies cereal with cinnamon sugar and sprinkles mixed into marshmallows in a large stockpot on a grey and white surface

Place the Rice Krispies in a greased 9×13 baking dish.

Sprinkled Rice Krispies in a glass baking dish on a grey and white surface

Allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

Square piece of sprinkled rice krispies on a bamboo platter with a stainless steel fork on a white and brown towel all on a grey and white surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Save leftover sprinkled Rice Krispies treats in the baking dish. Cover tightly and store at room temperature.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 5, 2021

Square piece of sprinkled rice krispies on a bamboo platter with a stainless steel fork on a white and brown towel all on a grey and white surface

Sprinkled Rice Krispies with a Surprise

Adding a few fun ingredients to a regular Rice Krispies recipe makes a fun treat. Sprinkled Rice Krispies were created by kids for kids!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
cinnamon
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rice krispies
|
sprinkles
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
|
Nut-Free
Servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles
  • 2 tbsp candy eyeballs

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar, then set aside
  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat
  • Add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they are melted and combined with the butter
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal
  • Add the cinnamon sugar and mix into the Rice Krispies cereal.
  • Pour the sprinkles and candy eyeballs and fold until combined
  • Place the Rice Krispies in a greased 9×13 baking dish
  • Allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes
  • Cut into squares and serve
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Nutrition Facts
Sprinkled Rice Krispies with a Surprise
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 118mg5%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1022IU20%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sprinkled Rice Krispies FAQs

Are Rice Krispies gluten-free? Are Rice Krispies vegan? Dairy-free?

No, unfortunately they are not gluten-free or vegan. The Rice Krispies cereal is made with malt, which contains gluten. And the butter and marshmallows are not vegan-friendly. Plus, the use of butter means they aren’t dairy-free, either.

How long do the Sprinkled Rice Krispies need to cool?

They cool very quickly once removed from the heat. It doesn’t take any longer than 30 minutes, but will often take less time than that.

How long do Rice Krispies keep?

If you have them sealed well, Rice Krispies will last about 2-3 days on the counter at room temperature.

6 thoughts on “Sprinkled Rice Krispies with a Surprise”

  1. This is precious! Awesome job Tyler (and proud momma Stephanie). Love the surprise eyeballs ha! My nephew would get a kick out of that.

    1. That was Tyler’s favorite part, the surprise eyeballs! Now he wants to make a chocolate cake with the eyeballs in it. I have a feeling we will have a theme with his recipes for a while!

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