Monday, May 23, 2011

Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Every once in a while it's nice to feel like a kid again. And let's face it, making Rice Krispie treats are so easy even a kid can do it. Well, maybe with a little help from mom or dad. :) Somehow, despite all its easiness, Rice Krispie treats often get lost in the shuffle between cookies and cupcakes and brownies. Even though there is no baking required and the original recipe can be put together in about 5 minutes.

While this spin on Rice Krispie treats takes a few more minutes than the original, they are still fairly easy to do and I am quite certain my 3 year old nephew would be more than capable of making these as well. Or, at least the whole smashing them into a pan then dipping them part. I mean, what could be more fun than having to clean up a sticky wriggling child afterwards?

Or maybe just skip the whole making these with a kid idea. Which might have been what I did. Followed by me promptly hoarding these and eating as many as I could throughout the day. Hey, it happens.

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

Adapted from: Cast Sugar

3 tablespoons butter
1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
15 Oreo cookies, quarted
10 ounces white chocolate chips
10 Oreo cookies, finely ground

Generously grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the cereal and quartered Oreos. Toss to mix well.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add marshmallows to pan, stirring continuously until melted and combined with butter. Stir in the vanilla. Gently fold the cereal mixture into the melted marshmallows until all the cereal is evenly coated. Quickly turn out mixture into the baking pan, using a greased spatula to press down and level the top. Let cool completely.

Once the Rice Krispie treats have cooled, melt the white chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Meanwhile, transfer the Oreo crumbs to a small wide bowl or plate. Cut the treats into 24 squares (6 x 4) and remove from pan. Dip the top of each treat into the white chocolate, followed by the Oreo crumbs. Set aside to allow the white chocolate to cool and harden. Store in an air tight container.

Serves: 24

While these are fantastically delicious, I will warn you they can be quite messy from the ground Oreos on top. Nothing a napkin can't fix. :)

If you would rather use regular Rice Krispie treats, you can always add 1/2 cup melted bittersweet chocolate to the melted marshmallows the same time you add the vanilla. Either way works just fine.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 205Calories from fat 68
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.6g12%
Saturated Fat 3.8g19%
Trans Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 135mg6%
Total Carbs 33.3g11%
Sugars 21.0g
Protein 1.7g
Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4%Iron 11%


  1. Mmmmmm...I love this version of Rice Krispie Treats...and I know my kiddos would, too!

  2. The messier the treat, the better!! This is fantabulous! I wish I could pick them off my screen... nom nom nom!

  3. I think I need these in my life right now!! I desperately want to be a kid again! These look sooo good!

  4. I love these! Rice Krispie Treats are awesome on their own, but this takes them to a whole other level. Gotta try these -- thanks!

  5. Since it got an A, I think I will have to try it. Nice take on a classic summer picnic dessert!

  6. Whoa this is crazy! This will blow the minds of my tailgating crew next year. (Someone is always always assigned rice crispy treats) I might have to do a test run since I dont know if i can wait that long.

  7. You had me at cookies & cream! That is my favorite ice cream flavor! I've got to give these a go, then eat the whole pan....

  8. Only now that I'm working with kids I'm really starting to appreciate rice krispie treats. Thanks for giving us a wonderful twist to the basic recipe. It does sound delicious!

  9. Love how creative these rice krispy treats are! You're never too old for one of these tasty treats!

  10. LOVE rice krispie bars and LOVE cookies 'n cream. Great idea! Can't wait to try it!

  11. I have made no less than 6 pans of rice krisie treats in the last few weeks. First, the PB ones that I made and left on the counter only to return and find most of the pan gone and I hadn't taken a single photo. I had 6 guilty eyes staring at me as my husband, daughter and teenaged son all smirked.
    While I also hoarded a number of the PB treats for myself, this one is pure genius. Absolutely perfect!

  12. What a great spin on the plain old rice krispie treat! Oreos have got to be one of my favorite store bought cookies and are just perfect in these!

  13. Holy crap these look good! I can see myself blaming my inner child for chowing down on too many of these!

  14. These sound awesome...I loved Rice Krispie treats as a kid, but always want to fancy them up now. Perfect way to do so! Thanks :)

  15. These look so good! I love rice krispie treats and anything cookies and cream!

  16. Feeling like a kid feels like a great idea

  17. I love cookies and cream desserts and cannot wait to give these a try. Do you think it would work just as well to drizzle the treats with the chocolate and sprinkle with the ground cookies before cutting them? I feel like this would be a lot easier and still have the same finished product.

  18. YES! Simply delicious! I sent this to my brother... he LOVES all things Oreo!

  19. @Sarah I think you could get away with that, although you need to make sure that the top of the treats are completely covered with chocolate rather than just a light drizzle.

  20. I absolutely love this idea. Cookies & Cream is my favorite ice cream flavor and Cocoa Krispies is the only cereal I buy! I can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing!

  21. these look an absolute dream!!!



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