Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats


Two of my all time favorite treat are Muddy Buddies and Rice Krispie Treats. Who doesn’t love the both of them? I’ve been making each of them since I was little and I could barely reach the counter to prepare them.

Recently I was thinking rather than always having to choose one over the other I would just combine the two into one, because after all they both begin with rice cereal so they do have something in common. Let me just say these are seriously delicious! Now you, like me, wont have to choose one treat over the other, with these you get two in one. Got to love that! Enjoy!

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Muddy Buddy Rice Krispie Treats

Two delicious, classic treats in one! People of all ages will love these!

Servings: 16
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Butter a 13x9 baking dish, set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium low heat. Add in marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly until marshmallows have melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies Cereal. Pour Rice Krispie Treats into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer using a buttered spatula.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave mixture on HIGH power in 30 second intervals stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour melted chocolate mixture over Rice Krispie Treats and spread into an even layer. Using a fine mesh sieve, sprinkle powdered sugar over chocolate layer. Cut into squares, store in an airtight container.
  3. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muddy Buddy Rice Krispy Treats
Author: Jaclyn


  • Alyssa: I don’t even really like Rice Krispies that much, but these were amazing. I made them for a weekend trip with my friends because I had leftover marshmallows and everyone loved them! I did a 1:1 ratio of marshmallows to graham crackers, which is something you recommended in another one of your Rice Krispies recipes. It ended up being about 12 and a quarter oz of marshmallows, so they were super gooey and delicious! November 18, 2018 at 6:49pm Reply

  • Rebecca: Is there anything I can replace the marshmallows with? Not really a fun of those… would melted butter and powdered sugar work, or something like that? August 4, 2014 at 2:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: No sorry neither of those would work. The next best thing would be to use homemade marshmallows. August 4, 2014 at 4:18pm Reply

    • Heather: I have found that many people who don’t like marshmallows still like rice crispie treats. August 16, 2014 at 9:01am Reply

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  • Jaclyn: Jen – thanks so much for the award, and thanks everyone else for your comments! April 14, 2012 at 3:52pm Reply

  • * αмуяυѕѕєℓℓ вℓσgѕ.: going to try and make these tonight! April 14, 2012 at 3:31pm Reply

  • Jen @ Jens Favorite Cookies: Yum! I’m in a Rice Krispie Treat competition with a cousin, so I’m on the prowl for good krispie treat recipes. This one looks like a winner!

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  • Namitha: My kids love rice krispie treats :)and this home made version is definitely more wonderful April 12, 2012 at 1:10pm Reply

  • southerncharmerxo: I cannot wait to make these! They look so yummy! April 12, 2012 at 10:44am Reply

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