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Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats on small white plates

Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats

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Push a classic childhood treat over the top by adding even more decadence! Mixing in caramel and caramel candies create these outrageously delicious, unforgettable Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats!

Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats on small white plates

Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats

I am not a huge fan of marshmallows. The kids, yes. The hubby, of course. The dog? One of her favorite treats! But I DO love Rice Krispie Treats…and so do my kids.

The plain ol’ back of the cereal box recipe is just fine with me. And not that they’re anything close to healthy, at least the cereal is fortified with vitamins and minerals, so a Rice Krispie Treat is not the worst confection to pack in a lunch box.

And while we’re at it, why not make them super special???? Add some caramel sauce, then some chopped candy. Now we’re talkin’. That first week back to school is stressful for parents and kids, so why not offer something extra special like these Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats to share the love.
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Thumbs Up from the College Crowd

Nick was invited to a friend’s lake house for the weekend, so  I knew I needed to send him with a few goodies as these college boys have voracious appetites. I whipped up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, then eyed the mega box of Rice Krispies I had in the pantry.

I had some leftover caramel sauce in the fridge, plus a bag of mini Rolos…I had a plan. Nick came back tired and sun burnt, but did report that these caramelly treats drew much praise from the boys.  They are a wee bit sticky sticky, but one of these bars placed in a baggie or wrapped in Saran would be the perfect lunch box treat.

If you love Rice Krispie treats, check out these Stuffed Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, too.



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Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats on small white plates

Caramel and Rolo Rice Krispie Treats

The classic Rice Krispie Treats pushed over the top!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert, bar cookies
  • Method: Microwaving, Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 8 ounce bag mini Rolos, cut in half (chocolate coated caramel candies)


  1. Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with non-stick foil (or use regular foil and butter or grease well). Set aside.
  2. Melt marshmallows and butter in microwave safe bowl, starting with 45 seconds, stirring, then heating and stirring at 30 second intervals till marshmallows are melted and smooth. Mix in caramel sauce.
  3. In a large bowl, add cereal and Rolo halves. Toss Rolos so that the sticky cut surface is covered with cereal. Add marshmallow mixture and gently mix till combined.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan. With a buttered spatula, press warm mixture till it fills all corners of the pan and is level. Chill before cutting.
  5. To send in a lunch box, wrap each square in plastic wrap. To serve to company, you can drizzle with melted chocolate chips and top with a Rolo candy.



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62 comments on “Caramel Rolo Rice Krispie Treats”

  1. I love basic rice krispie treats, but this definitely takes it up a notch!

  2. Thanks for hosting #Sundaysupper! LOVE this fancy riff on the simple Rice Krispies treat!

  3. The only thing better than Rice Krispy Treats is RKTreats w/ Chocolate! Xx

  4. I love Rolos and would definetely try these. Lots of tempting ideas here.

  5. I haven’t tried this Rolo yet but I’m sure I’d love it ! Your rice crispy treats sure look wonderful and really tempting 😉

  6. Love your rolo idea with these krispies treats. YUM!

  7. Your photos are amazing, Liz.

  8. This looks gluten free–perfect since my GF daughter is staying for over a week. Love it.

  9. Lizzy,
    I must admit, I’ve never had rice krispie treats. Like you, I don’t really care for marshmallows either.

  10. I wouldn’t call them healthy, but in terms of desserts, rice krispies are probably one of the lighter ones. But seriously woman, you just won my heart because rolos and caramel… OMG. I want to lay in these!

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