Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats


My new favorite Rice Krispie Treat… these, Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats!  I love cinnamon rolls and I love Rice Krispie Treats so I had to find a way to combine the two, so I created these.  I love dressing up classics with a new and exciting twist.  I’d have to say I like these equally as much as cinnamon rolls (which is really saying something because a fresh warm cinnamon roll is one of my favorite foods).  The incredible thing about these is that they taste just like a cinnamon roll but they can be made in a tenth the amount of time it takes to make a cinnamon roll.  Bonus, they don’t have nearly as many calories as a cinnamon roll.  You can make these two different ways, as pictured, or spread into one even layer and cut into squares.  Either way, completely and utterly delicious (I ate 3 just after making them, oops =)!   They are even incredibly good without the frosting.  These would also be good with chopped pecans sprinkled on top or folded in along with the cereal if you like nuts in cinnamon rolls.

You may also like to try Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats, Rice Krispie Treats with oreos and white chocolate, cant go wrong with that =).


Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: 12


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp unsulphured molasses
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter , softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Butter a 9x13 dish, set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in salt, molasses, and cinnamon. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Fold in Rice Krispies Cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour Rice Krispie Treat mixture into buttered dish. Spread mixture evenly into pan with a buttered spatula. Allow to cool several minutes, then cut while still slightly warm. Using your hands, round edges of cut squares by cupping your hands around the edges and gently pressing. Allow to cool completely then pipe Cream Cheese Frosting over tops of Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats. Optional, dust the tops lightly with cinnamon.
  2. Alternately, for a simpler method, simply spread Rice Krispie Treats mixture into buttered pan after folding in cereal. Allow them to cool then spread Cream Cheese Frosting evenly over top with a butter knife or an icing spatula. Cut into squares.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Slowly add in powdered sugar and mix until smooth and fluffy.

Recipe Notes

If you don't like a lot of frosting then half the recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting is plenty.


  • Cake: I do love a good rice krispie treat. I bet with cinnamon it’s even better! January 4, 2012 at 12:12pm Reply

  • Kiri W.: Oh wow, that sounds fantastic! I love anything cinnamon, and it should pair so well with the lovely gooeyness of the treats :) January 4, 2012 at 1:12pm Reply

  • bananamondaes: Hi Jaclyn, this is such a great idea and your images are stunning. January 4, 2012 at 2:07pm Reply

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet: I love these! January 4, 2012 at 3:03pm Reply

  • modernalice: I love this idea! It sounds like such a great breakfast treat or fun dessert! January 4, 2012 at 3:32pm Reply

  • DessertForTwo: What a fun idea! :) January 4, 2012 at 4:01pm Reply

  • Kelly Anne: This looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try making these with my 4 year old! Found this on Pinterest. January 4, 2012 at 4:32pm Reply

  • MyFudo™: Totally unique…something worth trying. I love the texture, the crunch and the burst of flavors. Thanks for posting this treat, Jaclyn! January 4, 2012 at 4:39pm Reply

  • Stay-At-Home-Chef: Such a fun idea! Can’t wait to make these for my daughter’s upcoming school bake sale. Probably should make a double batch to ensure some are leftover to sell :) Happy New Year! January 4, 2012 at 5:13pm Reply

  • Mercedes: I just found you and I am now in love with your blog! Great photos and unique recipes! January 4, 2012 at 6:56pm Reply

  • Sarah: These look amazing! I can’t decide which I like more, cinnamon rolls or rice krispie treats…so I can’t imagine a combo being anything but incredible! January 4, 2012 at 7:24pm Reply

  • Amy: Okay I fell in love from the moment I saw these! I will be making these ASAP! January 4, 2012 at 7:41pm Reply

  • Cookin’ Canuck: What a cute idea! My kids would go crazy for these. January 4, 2012 at 9:06pm Reply

  • Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen: These are so great! I found you on tastespotting :) Great blog! January 4, 2012 at 11:00pm Reply

  • Sonia M.: WoW another great idea with rice krispies, yummy! January 5, 2012 at 6:22am Reply

  • whisk the pantry: Hi Jaclyn, I just saw your comment regarding Canon dslr Lens 50mm 1.8. Sorry for my very late reply! I hope my answer will somehow can help you decide! To be honest, I waited to buy a new lens for a long time and just decided to buy it couple weeks ago. I ended up buying a 50mm 1.8. It turns out to be pretty good. I’m please with it so far. I’m getting nice blurry backgrounds that I wanted. If you have a budget for 1.4, go ahead and buy it. But since I’m only using Canon 450D which is pretty much a starter for a dslr camera ( compare to 60D or even 5d), a guy at the camera store suggested that I don’t need to get 1.4 right now. So, I end up getting 1.8. It’s also under my budget. I’ll post photos that taked by this lens soon. So, come back and check it out later if you would like. Goodluck! January 5, 2012 at 7:33am Reply

  • Steph: Oh wow, I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing! January 5, 2012 at 1:05pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comments everyone! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do =)! January 6, 2012 at 10:07am Reply

  • Kris: Saw this on pinterest, loved the idea. My daughter is gluten free and these can be gluten free too yeah. I am always looking for a dessert/treat for her as those are the hardest things to find as gluten free. Thanks for the recipe. January 6, 2012 at 10:46am Reply

  • marla: These look amazing! Wish we had some for breakfast today :) January 7, 2012 at 8:49am Reply

  • Rosita Vargas: OH MY GOD..estos roll lucen exquisitos y bien gourmet son adorables,me encantan,abrazos y buen año,me encantan tus recetas. January 7, 2012 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Kodi: Hi! I just wanted to let you know that this and the cookies and cream rice krispies recipes are part of my blog post for the day!

    Would love for you to check it out:)

    <3kodi January 13, 2012 at 8:50am Reply

  • Sharon Field / Created By You: Oh these look SO yummy, and I can’t wait to try them.. brilliant! Thanks for sharing! January 14, 2012 at 3:30am Reply

  • Lisa: Yummy! I just taste tested some of the cereal mixture and it is delicious! The molasses is really keep to give it that caramel syrup taste. My boys are going to go nuts! January 14, 2012 at 3:48pm Reply

  • Carolyn: These are almost as good as a real cinnamon roll! My family has multiple food allergies, and these are something that I can make to accommodate everybody. Since my daughter is allergic to dairy, I used Tofutti cream cheese and dairy-free margarine to make the frosting, and it turned out delicious! January 17, 2012 at 1:59pm Reply

  • Aggie: These are so cute! January 18, 2012 at 3:41pm Reply

  • Jill @ Love this idea…just shared on our Fun Finds Friday… January 20, 2012 at 10:30am Reply

  • Anonymous: These were amazing! I didn’t have the molasses but used honey and brown sugar instead. Everyone had a fit over them. Thanks for sharing! January 23, 2012 at 10:50am Reply

  • Anonymous: Aren’t variations on Rice Krispie treats fun? I made them with Fruit Loops and my kids loved them! January 30, 2012 at 8:41pm Reply

  • Karen @ Sugartown Sweets: I can’t wait to try these! They really do look delicious! :) February 3, 2012 at 1:21pm Reply

  • Heidi: Oh my goodness, I don’t even know a word to describe how yummy these are. Made them for Valentines Day for the hubs, he likes both cinnamon rolls and krispy treats. I don’t even care much about sweets, but these…oh my! He is going to be soooo happy with me. Thank you so much for this recipe. They will be a lifetime favorite!! I put them in a box on some red tissue paper, they just lovely, oh I could go on! February 13, 2012 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Melissa Klotz: These are so adorable! All your rice krispie treat recipes look really good! April 2, 2012 at 12:30am Reply

  • Shelly @A Creative Space: My son cannot have wheat -so regular cinnamon rolls are out. Thanks so much for posting this!! April 2, 2012 at 7:42am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Shelly – your so welcome! I hope you and your son enjoy! April 2, 2012 at 7:56am Reply

  • Anonymous: I just made these they are great! I did a test run today, Im making them at my bridal shower brunch instead of cinnamon rolls. Thanks for a great idea! April 11, 2012 at 10:49am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – thanks for your comment! I bet everyone at the brunch will love them =). Everyone loves a good rice kripie treat and everyone one loves a good cinnamon roll so how can you go wrong with these=)? April 11, 2012 at 8:12pm Reply

  • Jeanna: Just made these and they are so delicious!

    Do you have the nutritional info per serving for these? (I can never figure it out!) May 18, 2012 at 7:18am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Jeanna – I’m glad to hear you loved these! I don’t have the nutritional info for these. Sorry I wish I did for all of my recipes but then again it may scare me out of eating a second serving every time =). You could try one of these sites: May 18, 2012 at 3:54pm Reply

  • Keri Hunt: I have made these twice and they are stale. what am I doing wrong. I have made rice krispie treats for years and I have never had them stale. Has anyone else had this experience? August 13, 2012 at 7:39pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Keri – sorry to hear that, I’ve never had a problem with them being stale. They are best eaten the day the are made though. Sorry, I wish I could help! August 17, 2012 at 8:10am Reply

  • Sara: I just took these to our Hallowe’en potluck at work. Thank god for Pinterest. These were such a hit and got wiped in no time. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll definitely be making them again. October 31, 2012 at 10:23am Reply

  • Michella Tuttle: I just tried these, and they are awesome. I can’t wait until my boys and husband tries them tomorrow. The only thing I changed was the vanilla extract I used almond extract because I went to put the vanilla in and it was empty. It’s 1:30 am so I couldn’t run to the store. So I emprovised and it worked out great! December 6, 2012 at 11:39pm Reply

  • Annie: are you aware an Etsy seller has stolen your images for their shop? January 16, 2013 at 5:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Annie, someone else just sent me an e-mail informing me as well. I’ve contacted her and hopefully she will remove them soon. Thanks so much for the info! January 18, 2013 at 6:08pm Reply

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  • Jessica: Thank you so much for sharing! This looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try it. I’ve also linked to it on my blog since many of the ingredients are on sale this week at HyVee and it’s be a great things for people to try if they’re meal planning. Thank you! February 13, 2013 at 12:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the link Jessica! February 16, 2013 at 12:13am Reply

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  • Sandmanjoel: I made these. They were great. I found an easier way to form them into a cylinder shape is to scoop balls of the warm mixture and press them into the cups of a non-stick muffin/cupcake tin, so it is level with the top of the tray. It makes a perfect cylinder shape. Thanks for posting the recipe. :) April 17, 2013 at 11:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the tip! April 18, 2013 at 6:02pm Reply

  • Jeannie: Thanks for being so creative and coming up with this recipe!!! So can’t wait to try these unique versions of Rice Krispy Treats!!! :D June 14, 2013 at 7:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Jeannie :), thanks for your nice comment! June 17, 2013 at 10:38pm Reply

  • Sandra: So easy. So different. So delicious. These were a huge hit and I know I’ll be coming back to this recipe a lot. September 20, 2013 at 5:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear that Sandra! Thanks for your comment! September 29, 2013 at 12:54pm Reply

  • Bursa Satılık Villa: Oh my goodness, I don’t even know a word to describe how yummy these are. Made them for Valentines Day for the hubs, he likes both cinnamon rolls and krispy treats. I don’t even care much about sweets, but these…oh my! He is going to be soooo happy with me. Thank you so much for this recipe. November 14, 2014 at 6:08am Reply

  • Colleen: Was looking for a quick, easy, less-guilty sweet treat to help with the post-holiday detox, and I made these without the frosting–they were scrumptious. TY! January 11, 2015 at 9:30pm Reply

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