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Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

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Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats will satisfy your craving for something sweet and something salty! These cereal treats are so easy to make. Delicious snack bars of crisp rice with marshmallow topped with creamy caramel and coarse salt will be your new go-to dessert recipe.

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispies Treats are an all-American favorite. We love them so much and this delicious twist makes them an extra special treat. Sweet, creamy caramel poured over the crispy bars and then topped with sea salt–just heavenly!

Even better, these are so easy to make because you’ll use your microwave. Just two bowls and one pan, plus less than 30 minutes from start to finish and you have a yummy salted caramel snack!

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Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats recipe

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the printable recipe card):

  • Butter
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Kraft caramels
  • Milk
  • Coarse sea salt

ingredients to make Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

How To Make Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Start by pouring the mini marshmallows and the butter into a microwave safe bowl. Make sure it’s large enough because the marshmallows will at least double in volume while in the microwave. Heat on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds, then stir well.

Pour the marshmallow mixture and the Rice Krispies into a large bowl and mix well.

mixing rice krispies and melted marshmallow in a teal blue bowl

Press the Rice Krispies mixture into a greased 9×13-inch glass pan.

In a medium microwave safe bowl, heat the caramels and milk on high heat in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.

unwrapping caramels and pouring into a clear bowl

Stir the hot caramels and milk well until smooth.

melted caramel in a clear bowl with a spoon and a blue and white checkered napkin

Pour the caramel sauce over the Rice Krispies Treats.

pouring melted caramel over rice krispies treats

Sprinkle the top of the caramel rice krispies with coarse sea salt.

sprinkling sea salt over caramel

Allow the Rice Krispie Treats to set at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then cut and serve.

hand lifting a rice krispies treat with caramel

How to Cut the Rice Krispies Treats

Cutting the gooey treats can be a bit challenging. We had the best success by lifting the whole block of Rice Krispies Treats out of the pan and cutting them on a large cutting board. Use a long, sharp knife. You can also butter the knife before cutting to make it easier to cut through the sticky bars.

Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats on a wooden cutting board

How to Store Leftovers

Keep leftover Caramel Rice Krispie Bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. You can also store them in the refrigerator, but bring them to room temperature before eating.

stack of Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

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Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Caramel Rice Krispies Treats

Published By Jill
Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats will satisfy your craving for something sweet and something salty! So easy to make, these snack bars of crisp rice with marshmallow topped with creamy caramel and coarse salt will be your new go-to dessert recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 4 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 11 ounce package Kraft caramels unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Place the butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat on high in the microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds until the marshmallows are melted and puffed up; stir well until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Rice Krispies and the marshmallow mixture; scoop into the prepared glass baking dish and press down evenly.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, combine the caramels and the milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 20 seconds. Stir well until completely smooth. If the caramel is not incorporating well into the milk, keep heating the mixture in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring well between each heating until smooth.
  • Pour the melted caramel sauce over the Rice Krispies treats. Sprinkle the top with coarse sea salt; set aside for 15 minutes to set. Cut into 16 bars and serve.
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