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Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Ooey gooey Rice Krispie Treats stuffed with caramel filling!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerat2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Rice Krispies
  • ¾ cup butter divided
  • 2 packages 10 ounces each miniature marshmallows
  • 11 ounce package caramels unwrapped
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  • Spray a 10’’ x 15’’ inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

1st Layer

  • In a large microwave safe bowl combine ¼ cup butter and 1 package marshmallows. Microwave for 1 minute and stir until butter and marshmallows are melted, if not completely melted microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
  • Add 4 cups of Rice Krispies to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Gently press into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Caramel Layer

  • In a saucepan melt together unwrapped caramel, ¼ cup butter and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Pour over the first layer of Rice Krispie Treats in the pan.

2nd Layer

  • In a large microwave safe bowl combine ¼ cup butter and 1 package marshmallows. Microwave for 1 minute and stir until butter and marshmallows are melted, if not completely melted microwave for 30 seconds and stir again.
  • Add 4 cups of Rice Krispies to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Gently press on top of the caramel layer.
  • Refrigerate a minimum of two hours before serving.

Notes

Tips For The Best Treats
  • Be sure to use fresh marshmallows! If your marshmallows are stale, your rice krispie treats won’t be as soft.
  • Don’t overcook the marshmallows. When you melt them with the butter, start with one minute in the microwave and then stir. If needed, warm them for 30 seconds more so the mixture is smooth.
  • Once you add the cereal to the melted marshmallow mixture, work quickly to press it into the pan before it sets.
  • To keep the marshmallow cereal mixture from sticking to your hands, lightly coat your hands with cooking spray before pressing the mixture into the pan.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step – if you don’t let the bars set up they will be too soft and fall apart when you slice them.
  • Be sure to store the treats in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the fridge. If they are exposed to air they will dry out and harden.
Can You Freeze Caramel Rice Krispie Treats?
Yes, they freeze great! Once you’ve chilled them, slice them into squares. Wrap each square in plastic wrap (or stack them in a container with wax paper separating the layers) and then store them in a freezer bag or container. They will keep well in the freezer for two months.
Variations
  • Make salted caramel rice krispie treats – just sprinkle some sea salt over the caramel filling before you add the top layer.
  • Love chocolate? Turn them into chocolate caramel bars and drizzle some melted chocolate over the top before you chill them. Or, sprinkle some chocolate chips over the caramel layer!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1357IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 4mg