Caramel Filled Rice Krispies Treats & No-Bake Cocoa Krispies Cookies

by Janell on December 5, 2016

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I love this time of year because it’s full of family and food! I love all the parties we get invited to, and I am counting down the days until the holiday break. My kids love to help me in the kitchen. There is no limit to the amount of cookie recipes we want to make. Each kid has their favorite recipe, and we make sure to spend time together baking their recipes.

Since so many recipes use the oven, we have two recipes that we can make on the stove top. We are a cereal loving family. We always have Rice Krispies in our house and often make traditional Rice Krispies Treats. These two Rice Krispies desserts take Rice Krispies treats to a whole new level. They are so easy and taste amazing! Plus they make plenty in case you want to bring them to a holiday cookie exchange.

Caramel Filled Rice Krispies Treats and No-Bake Cocoa Krispies Cookies are a recipe you are going to want to make. So print the recipes and head to Target to grab all your supplies to have a family fun day of cooking with your kids!

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Caramel Filled Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients:

Caramel Filling

  • 11 oz bag of caramels (unwrapped)
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup butter ( 1 stick)

Rice Krispies Treats

  • 8 Tbsp butter, divided in half
  • 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal, divided in half
  • 8 cups mini marshmallows, divided in half

Instructions:

Grease a 9×13 pan and set aside.

In a medium sized saucepan, combine the caramel pieces, sweetened condensed milk and 1 stick of butter.

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Mix the ingredients constantly over medium-low heat.

Once the caramels are melted, set aside.

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Rice Krispies Treats

In a large pot, melt 4 Tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, swirl it around the pot.

Add 4 cups marshmallows and stir until the marshmallow are completely melted.

Pour 5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal into marshmallow mixture, stir until coated. Press into the bottom of prepared pan.

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Pour the caramel mixture over the top of the Rice Krispies treats.

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Clean out the pot that had the Rice Krispies Treats and repeat. Melt the butter, then add the 4 cups of marshmallows, stir in the 5 cups of Rice Krispies and pour it on top of the caramel layer.

Using parchment paper or your hands coated with butter or cooking spray, gently press the Rice Krispies to cover the caramel filling.

Let them cool for about an hour before you cut them. Depending on how big you cut them, they should make at least 24 servings.

We love these! I shared them with my friends and neighbors, and they thought they were amazing! The caramel filling is like a dulce de leche.

The next recipe is just as easy and more fun for the kids to help shape the cookie balls and place the chocolate on top.

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No-Bake Cocoa Krispies Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups Cocoa Krispies
  • 30 chocolate shaped like kisses, unwrapped (or any miniature version of your favorite candy)

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Instructions:

In a medium saucepan mix together the brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat. Continue to stir it constantly until it comes to a full boil.
Remove the pan from the heat and add in the peanut butter and vanilla. Mix well until combined.

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Add the Cocoa Krispies to a big mixing bowl and pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal. Stir until the Cocoa Krispies are well coated.

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Drop small balls of the mixture onto a cookie sheet. Flatten them a little and then push a chocolate candy into the center of each cookie ball. Then gently form the cookie around the base of the chocolate.

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Set aside and let the cookies cool for a few minutes so they can set up.

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Makes about 30 cookies.

 

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My kids also love to snack on Cheez-It crackers. It’s always been a go-to snack in our house so we want to have it at our holiday gatherings! There are so many great products made by Kellogg’s. I can use them in my desserts or as a snacking option.

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Have you see the limited edition holiday colored Rice Krispies with red & green Krispies at Target? They are so popular that my Target had to order more. I think they would be a great replacement for either recipe above to make these desserts more festive!

Do you need more Kellogg’s inspiration? Click here for so many delicious ideas! And make sure you print the recipes so you have them handy on family baking day!

Visit Pinterest for even more inspiration.

Toys For Tots Donation

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You can help donate toys to Toys for Tots. Just make a treat, share a photo of your treat using #Treats4Toys, and Rice Krispies will donate a toy to a child in need! (This offer September 26th-January 1st, 2017.)

 

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What’s your favorite way to use Rice Krispies?

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle December 6, 2016 at 7:32 am

OMG! I need these in my life immediately. I’m making these this weekend. Om nom nom.

Jen Rattie December 6, 2016 at 7:34 am

Congratulations. You just won the lifetime internet achievement award. Those filled Rice Kripies Treats look AH-mazing!

Tracey December 6, 2016 at 11:27 am

Well you had me at “no bake!” This is my kind of recipe. I’ll be whipping some of these up for the holidays this year.

Meagan Goepferich December 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm

These look so good. I bet they would be great for a baby shower too.

Cassie December 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm

I love the idea of using Cocoa Rice Krispies to make no-bake cookies! That is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Kelly Hutchinson December 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

My daughter LOVES caramel. Those Caramel filled Rice Krispies Treats look perfect for her.

Anne Parris December 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Ooh, I want those Rice Krispie treats! I have big kids, so all I have to do is supply the ingredients and leave them to it.

Marcie W. December 6, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Rice Krispies Treats always make for an easy homemade treat. Love the delicious way you dressed things up a bit with these recipes!

Pam December 6, 2016 at 7:51 pm

These are fun takes on Rice Krispies. I haven’t made Rice Krispie treats in forever.

Crystal December 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

What great helpers you have there! Both treats look and sound so perfect for the holidays. I’m counting down the days until the kids’ break so we can make all our holidays treats.

Ourfamilyworld December 7, 2016 at 2:34 am

I will definitely try this with my kids.. Less hassle because we don’t need to bake this recipe..

dana vento December 7, 2016 at 2:35 am

My daughter loves caramel. She will love this for sure.. I must add this recipe on my list..

Toni | Boulder Locavore December 7, 2016 at 3:49 am

These are really fun snack! Would be a great time to make it with the kids! Thanks for sharing!

Seattle Travel Blogger December 7, 2016 at 7:19 am

Wow these look like two great options in preparing tasty dishes using Rice Krispies!
They look yummy!

Ann Bacciaglia December 7, 2016 at 7:38 am

These look so delicious. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this week. the kids are going to love them.

Maureen December 7, 2016 at 9:46 am

What a fun way to make up some yummy treats this holiday season with the family. I love the photos with the Christmas tree in the background! Looks fantastic!

Melissa@thestatenislandfamily.com December 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

We love Rice Krispies! And you had me at no bake! I love that I can make these with my kidlets- loving your pics too!

Kristin December 7, 2016 at 11:46 am

I think the child inside me is the happiest it’s ever been. I know my girls will loe making these with me.

Brianne December 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

These look like such fun treats! I love making rice crispy treats with my kiddies!

Tess December 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

I heard of rice crispies bars. These cookies look awesome.

Jeanine December 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Yum. All of this is a yes please! I need to make these all with my kiddos. We love making things together and if it includes Rice Krispies, YES PLEASE!

Annemarie LeBlanc December 7, 2016 at 8:52 pm

I love “no bake” treats! I love the easy to follow recipes. I can be confident enough to make them without worrying they’d end up as a major fail. No bake is always great! And yummy too. 🙂

Christina Aliperti December 8, 2016 at 12:19 am

OMG everything looks so yummy! I love no bake treats, makes life easier.

Lindsey Paris December 8, 2016 at 10:40 am

These look so delicious. We love Rice Krispies in our house and so these would be perfect.

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