Rice Crispy Treat Frosting

Rice Crispy Treat Frosting recipe

Yes. You read that title correctly.

I made your favorite childhood snack into frosting. Now, you not only get a rice krispies (rice crispy? rice krispy? rice crispies?) treat, you also get cake, all in one amazing dessert!

Rice Crispy Treat Frosting recipe

You guys, this stuff is outrageous. It’s like a fluffy cloud of all your childhood dreams atop a cupcake.

I was feeling super proud of myself for creating such an original recipe when I realized that, hey, actually Oreo just came out with some marshmallow crispy cookies and the filling tastes a lot like this frosting! I’m either more or less awesome than I previously thought. I can’t decide.

Rice Crispy Treat Frosting recipe

Anyway, this frosting is suh-weet. Be sure you add the salt to the recipe, because I find that salt can really help balance out an overly sweet frosting. Obviously, you can add too much salt and that’s no good, but I tend to add a little, taste, and add a little more as needed. Just be careful not to go overboard or you’ll have salty frosting and your life will no longer be worth living.

Rice Crispy Treat Frosting recipe

Hide yo’ kids and hide yo’ wife, because I’m eating all the cupcakes up in here. <— Truth. I have the sugar coma to prove it.

One note: This stuff is amazing, but like any cereal, it gets soggy after awhile. Make this frosting and serve it immediately after. If you must make the frosting in advance, leave out the cereal, store in the fridge, bring to room temperature when you’re ready to use it, and then stir in the cereal and spread on your cupcakes.

Rice Crispy Treat Frosting recipe

Rice Crispy Treat Frosting recipe

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Rice Krispies Treat Frosting

Yield: enough to generously frost 12 cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup rice krispies cereal

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the marshmallow creme and vanilla extract. Turn the mixer to low and stir in the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until it's all mixed in. With the mixer on low, add in the rice krispies and mix until just combined.
Spoon or spread onto your favorite cupcakes. Sprinkle with extra cereal, if desired.

NOTE: I have not tried piping this frosting. It's thick enough to hold up, but I'd be worried about rice krispies getting stuck in your tip. If you do pipe it, use a large tip and come back to update me on how it goes!

More fun frosting recipes:

Rice Krispies Treat Frosting (made with actual rice krispies treats!) from Beyond Frosting
Toasted Marshmallow Frosting from Cookies and Cups
Cotton Candy Cloud Frosting from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Cherry Chip Frosting from Shugary Sweets

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33 Responses to “Rice Crispy Treat Frosting”

  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction March 7, 2014 @ 6:14 am (#
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    I have been patiently waiting for this recipe ever since you mentioned it on FB!! :) Looks better than I imagined!

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  2. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker March 7, 2014 @ 6:15 am (#
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    I never thought in a million years I can enjoy my rice crispys in frosting, This looks amazing! All I can imagine is my daughter wanting to eat like a ton of these.

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  3. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles March 7, 2014 @ 7:46 am (#
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    This sounds like an awesome frosting to me! Love the marshmallow creme and the Krispies!

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  4. steph@stephsbitebybite March 7, 2014 @ 8:16 am (#
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    I could just eat spoons and spoons of this!!

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  5. Erin | The Law Student's Wife March 7, 2014 @ 8:34 am (#
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    I think Oreo got that idea from Y-O-U Karly!

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  6. Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission March 7, 2014 @ 9:02 am (#
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    Oh.my.goodness, Karly! I have no words for this besides I just want to run into my kitchen and whip this up!

    I could definitely eat this by the spoonfuls. Yum! :)

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  7. Aimee @ ShugarySweets March 7, 2014 @ 9:06 am (#
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    Oh man you had my attention on facebook. This looks incredible. And seriously, I want to shove my face into that frosting! Maybe it would be more effective to shove the frosting in my mouth. Either way, YUM.

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  8. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 7, 2014 @ 9:17 am (#
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    Can I just grab a spoon please!!

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  9. danielle March 7, 2014 @ 9:40 am (#
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    Im thinking this is something I would gobble up by the spoonful!

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  10. Simple Green Moms March 7, 2014 @ 11:11 am (#
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    think i am going to skip out on the cupcake and just eat the frosting by the spoonful… yup i sure am =)

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  11. Heather @ French Press March 7, 2014 @ 11:31 am (#
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    pass me a spoon – make that a shovel

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  12. tanya March 7, 2014 @ 12:17 pm (#
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    Here it is! I’ve been waiting for this! I am sure I wouldn’t have to worry about soggy cereal this would get eaten too quickly!

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  13. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction March 7, 2014 @ 1:32 pm (#
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    You are brilliant! Forget the cake, this frosting is good enough on its own!

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  14. Kendra @ Prepping Parties March 7, 2014 @ 2:42 pm (#
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    Holy amazing! I wouldn’t even need the cupcake – just the frosting and a spoon will do – YUM!

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  15. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts March 7, 2014 @ 3:15 pm (#
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    Ummm, yeah. I need this at some point in my life…

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  16. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 7, 2014 @ 3:19 pm (#
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    THIS IS AMAZINGGGG! YOU ARE A GENIUS WOMAN!!

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  17. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction March 7, 2014 @ 6:07 pm (#
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    Karly,
    This frosting looks delicious. I’m one of those people that has never had rice crispy treats and never wanted to try them but your frosting is another story.
    Annamaria

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  18. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor March 7, 2014 @ 6:26 pm (#
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    Rice krispies treat frosting?! Yes, please! I can already imagine what these must taste like. Amazing!

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  19. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 7, 2014 @ 8:56 pm (#
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    Yum! I am working on making something with those new oreos.

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  20. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet March 8, 2014 @ 10:46 am (#
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    This looks crazy delicious! So creative, Karly! Pinned!

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  21. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting March 8, 2014 @ 11:14 am (#
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    Thanks for the link back! The Rice Krispie Treat Frosting was one of my favorites!

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  22. Mary Frances March 8, 2014 @ 12:49 pm (#
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    No.Way. RKT frosting? My day is made and for all practical purposes, my life is complete, too.
    :)

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  23. Paula – bell’alimento March 8, 2014 @ 6:59 pm (#
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    Be still my heart! These sound and looking completely delish!

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  24. Joanne March 9, 2014 @ 8:42 am (#
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    Well, I tend to think you’re MORE amazing than OREO because from what I heard their chocolate chip cookie dough oreo was gross, and who in their right mind could mess that up?!

    I want to eat the whole bowl of this. It would be glorious.

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  25. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron March 9, 2014 @ 5:29 pm (#
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    You are a genius Karly!! I’ve been trying to make rice crispy treat frosting to make copycat rice krispie treat oreos but haven’t liked my results! Your frosting looks gorgeous :)

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  26. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker March 9, 2014 @ 10:25 pm (#
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    I can eat this in the bowlful!! What a great idea. And you should be feeling like a genius in my books :)

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  27. dina March 10, 2014 @ 9:11 am (#
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    great idea! it looks yummy.

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  28. Lauren March 10, 2014 @ 3:19 pm (#
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    I want to eat it all. With a spoon. Unashamed!!

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  29. Stephanie March 11, 2014 @ 9:42 am (#
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    Oh my gosh these looks so delicious!!

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  30. Megan {Country Cleaver} March 11, 2014 @ 6:22 pm (#
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    It’s not even fair how much I want to face plant into this!!

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  31. Karen @ The Food Charlatan May 6, 2014 @ 2:24 pm (#
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    How did I just see this? AMAZING!! Off to the kitchen for my sugar coma.

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  32. Marilyn Lesniak May 28, 2014 @ 3:08 pm (#
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    I found this recipe on Velvet Aroma where it was attributed to Foodgawker. I followed the FoodGawker recipe here to Buns in My oven, yet below (looks like a party breakdown) it is attributed to Beyond Frosting. I wanted to ask permission to use the recipe with one photo and a lnkback ( to whoever owns it).

    Let me know at http://www.marilynstreats.com

    Thx! Marilyn

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    • Karly replied: — May 30th, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      Hi @Marilyn Lesniak,

      The recipe and photos on here are my own. There is a similar recipe at Beyond Frosting. If you’d like to use a photo with a link back to my recipe, you’re welcome too. Please do not use the recipe and photo both on your site, though.

      Thank you!

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