Homemade Rice Krispies with a summertime twist are full of the traditional S’mores flavors – marshmallows, buttery graham crackers, and sweet chocolate, and then to top it off, they’re covered in gooey marshmallow fluff that gets lightly toasted for that classic S’mores taste.
One of the great disappointments of my life is that I can’t just walk around eating S’mores all day every day. But these S’mores Rice Krispies Treats are the next best thing.
These were inspired by a recent trip to the mall with my sister-in-law. We stopped in to a candy store to buy some treats for my nephews, and I came across these massive Rice Krispies treats with crazy flavors, one of which was S’mores.
Looking at them I knew that I could make them better by making them myself, and I got to work the very next day to bring you these.
Ingredients for S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispies: duh. I promise I wont tell if you don’t, but I use generic Rice Krispies for this and all Krispies recipes. When you put enough other ingredients in there you literally cant tell the difference.
Butter: you make up for the cheaper cereal by buying better butter. Say that 5 times fast, ha! Butter is one of the key flavor components in these treats, so you want the best flavor you can get.
Marshmallows: I always use mini marshmallows for Rice Krispies – I think they melt better.
Graham Crackers: the classic graham cracker flavor is a key component. It would be super fun to try out different graham cracker flavors though!
Chocolate: I chopped up Hershey Bars for this, but you could use chocolate chips instead.
Marshmallow Fluff: the ingredient that really takes this recipe over the top is the Marshmallow Fluff on top that gets toasted until it’s ooey gooey and deliciously toasty.
Tips for Making S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
I cut these into four MASSIVE treats in an effort to mimic the treats I had seen in the store, but a more normal portion would be to cut these into 16 squares.
Because the marshmallow fluff on top provided a lot of moisture, I went a little bit light on the marshmallows in the treats themselves.
When pressing the treats into the prepared pan, press down lightly until the krispies have been just packed. If you press down too hard, the treats will compress and get tough to eat.
Toasting the tops of the Rice Krispies Treats:
I love love love my kitchen blow torch. I use it far more than I ever thought I would. Turns out that when you need a blow torch, you REALLY need a blow torch. There are some things to know in order to have a safe blow torch experience though.
This is the model I use. It’s held up great for me for over a year.
Filling the torch with butane – I use Zippo butane that you can buy at Kroger (or any grocery store). It’s kept with the cigarettes and other smoking products, so you have to get someone to unlock it for you. To fill the torch, you’ll want to make sure you’re holding it fully upside down. You want the butane container to be fully vertical when filling the torch.
Move slowly and surely – you’ll need to hover the flame over the marshmallow for just a few seconds before it begins toasting. Keep the torch moving gently around the top of the treats and you’ll have a toasty marshmallow goodness topping in just a few minutes. If you’re like me and you like your marshmallow a little on the burned side, you can keep going, but keep in mind you go from pleasantly toasted to very, very burned in no time at all.
4 Large or 16 Small Treats
Giant S’mores Rice Krispies Treats
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- One 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
- Pinch of salt
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies
- 8 graham crackers, crushed
- 4 Hershey Bars, chopped or 6 ounces of chocolate chips
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Once melted, stir in the marshmallows and pinch of salt, and stir until marshmallows melt completely.
- Once melted, move the pan off of the heat and add the Rice Krispies, stirring to coat in the marshmallows.
- Once coated, add the crushed graham crackers and chopped chocolate and stir to combine.
- Press the treats into a 9x9 baking dish that's been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with non-stick spray. Let them cool completely.
- Once cooled, spread the marshmallow fluff over the top of the treats, and carefully use a kitchen blow torch to toast the marshmallow fluff to your desired doneness.