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A change up on traditional Rice Krispie Treats – these Caramel Marshmallow Bars bring in another layer of flavor with caramel.

Caramel Marshmallow Bars | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I don’t know about you, but I always need a super simple dessert idea to fall back on. Something that you know that everyone will love.

And sometimes, those recipes are so easy that you feel silly sharing them, but really, you want to, because let’s face it – everyone loves those crazy easy recipes. Especially when they are no bake. And done in half an hour.

Raise your hand if you like caramel. Now raise your hand if you like Rice Krispie treats. If you raised your hand for both, you are definitely going to love these easy bars. A step up from your typical Rice Krispie treats, these Caramel Marshmallow Bars combine two of my favorite flavors together (I’ve done it in popcorn, too!). Pour those flavors over cereal, and you have one delicious no bake treat. I never have good self control around the traditional treats, but if you add in caramel, I’m a goner!!

I combined both Rice Krispies and corn flakes in these to make them a little different, and I love the combination, but you could always go for straight up Rice Krispies. Either way, this is a recipe you want to keep on hand!

Caramel Marshmallow Bars
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A change up on traditional Rice Krispie Treats – Caramel Marshmallow Bars bring in another layer of flavor with caramel.
Serves: 24 servings
  • 4 cups rice krispies
  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • 1 (11 oz) package caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 bag (10 oz) mini marshmallows
  1. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice krispies and corn flakes.
  3. Combine the caramels and water in a large pot. Cook over medium heat until melted, stirring often. Add in the marshmallows and cook until melted.
  4. Pour the caramel marshmallow mixture over the cereal. Stir to combine. With buttered hands, press into the prepared dish. Allow to cool and then cut into squares.

More fun with cereal:

Black and White Rice Krispie Treats | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Black and White Rice Krispie Treats

Little Peppermint Crispy Rice Squares | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Little Peppermint Crispy Rice Squares

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Indoor S’mores

Around the Web:
Caramel Stuffed Krispie Bars from Cookies and Cups
Fluffernutter Rice Krispie Treats from Shugary Sweets
Reese’s Krispies from Sweet Basil

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16 Responses to Caramel Marshmallow Bars

  1. I really like your idea of combining rice krispies and corn flakes! And it’s always a great idea to have quick and easy recipes like this to rely on when you’re in a pinch. That seems to happen to me more often than not! Just not enough hours in the day 🙂

  2. Tieghan says:

    Easy recipes should always be shared! I love this fun twist on a rice Krispe! Caramel sounds awesome!

  3. I love adding caramel to my rice krispie treats and love the idea of adding in corn flakes too!
    You must find the Kraft Caramel Bits to use next time. No caramels to unwrap!

  4. I’m just like you Deborah, I love falling back on Rice Krispie treats when I need something quick for a party, get together, whatever. Everyone always loves them and they are a piece of caaaaaake to throw together. Your caramel version looks divine!

  5. Such a great way to change up krispy treats. Love caramel.

  6. Love these! I love different variations on Rice Krispie Treats and these look amazing!

  7. I have been craving Rice Krispie Treats!! So need to make these!!

  8. I love how simple these are…can’t wait to try!

  9. Tracey says:

    You can never go wrong with rice krispies treats, especially when caramel is also involved! These sound fantastic!

  10. Totally love these! I think I’d sprinkle some salt on top, too…

  11. Joanne says:

    I love mixing fun flavors into classic desserts…and caramel is ALWAYS a favorite. These would last five minutes in this apartment!

  12. Chels R. says:

    My girls are always asking for rice krispy treats and now I have a new version to try! 🙂

  13. becky says:

    I must confess that I do love a good rice krispy treat and some are better than others (though I wouldn’t turn any down). Now these… they look absolutely perfect!!

  14. Dina says:

    they look yummy!

  15. howard thornhill says:

    after the bars are done should I keep them in the refrigerator or keep them on the counter

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