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The Best Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

This recipe for The Best Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats puts other rice crispy treats to shame…they are amazingly delicious! Have you ever tried something for the first time and the moment that you bite into it your eyes get big and you’re just thinking OK, YUM!? That is exactly what happened the first time that I tried these and I could not stop thinking about them for two weeks afterwards… so, I just HAD to recreate the recipe and share it with you all too.

Cinnamon rice krispie treats recipe

About this recipe

So, I spent the following weeks after trying cinnamon rice krispies thinking about and deciding how to recreate the ones that I tried, and I think that my attempt came pretty dang close to the actual recipe.

I certainly won’t take full credit for this recipe. The name of the woman, that made the first batch that I tried, is Annilee and I suspect that if she ever wanted to, she would kick butt as a recipe developer for some big food company out there… at least if it was her recipe (and not one that she got from someone else).

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How to make cinnamon rice krispies treats

Let’s start out by showing you all of the ingredients that go into these amazingly tasty treats.

You don’t have to use Powdered Vanilla Bean, see recipe card below to know what to use alternately.

Using a large metal stock pot, over low to medium heat, I add the Salted Butter letting it melt a little before adding the marshmallows.

While the marshmallow and butter mixture is just starting to melt, I prepare my 8×8 casserole dish by spraying it with cooking oil. I prefer to use Avocado Oil but any type of cooking spray or butter will do.

Going back over to the marshmallow and butter mixture, I stir often until all of the marshmallows have melted. I use a High Heat Spatula for this, here is where you can get the one I use and LOVE.

Next, remove the pot from the heat and add the Cinnamon and the Vanilla. I used powdered Vanilla because I love the taste of an actual scraped vanilla bean, but it’s so much less hassle to measure out a dried powdered ingredient.

You can find that Vanilla Powder here, if you want to try it, I know it looks expensive but it stretches really far because it’s super concentrated (one bag lasts me more than a year of baking).

Mix it well.

Then add your Crispy Rice Cereal and mix well!

Now it’s ready to spread evenly into your previously prepared 8×8 casserole dish.

I like to pack it down into the dish a little bit to keep them together better.

If you don’t have a casserole dish, an eight inch Cast Iron Skillet works just as well. I needed to make two batches of these and only had one 8×8 pan, so I improvised.

Let cool at room temperature.

Here is what they look like when they are ready to eat! I was dying to try one before they were completely hardened so they’re slightly gooey in the pics… #sorrynotsorry… YUM!!!

You could make them in a larger dish, but I like my crispy treats really thick, which is why I went with the 8 inch dish.

Recipe card found here

Cinnamon rice krispies treats recipe

Cinnamon Rice Crispy Treats

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Literally the BEST rice crispy treats I have ever tried in my life. Well worth trying this simple variation to the old favorite recipe.


  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1 (16 oz) Bag Large Marshmallows
  • 1 tsp High Quality Vanilla Extract (or 1/2 tsp powdered or scraped from Vanilla Bean)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (start with less, add more next batch if desired)
  • 6&1/2 to 7 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal


  1. In a large pot, over low to medium heat, add the Salted Butter...let melt a little bit and add the marshmallows.
  2. Prepare and 8x8" casserole dish by spraying it with cooking spray or thoroughly buttering it.
  3. Stir the marshmallow and butter mixture until all of the marshmallows have dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add the Vanilla and Cinnamon and mix well.
  6. Add the Crisp Rice Cereal and mix well.
  7. Spread evenly into the prepared casserole dish and push it down a little bit to compact it.
  8. Let cool at room temperature.
  9. Cut into squares, and enjoy.


Make sure to use Salted Butter!

Start out with a pinch of cinnamon on your first batch to see how you like it, and increase it up to 1/4 tsp of Cinnamon depending on your preference.

Add up to seven cups of crispy rice cereal, just depends on the texture you are going for.

Let cool at room temperature, they cut better into bars if you let them cool for several hours before attempting to cut them.

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In conclusion, these delectable cinnamon rice krispie treats offer a delightful twist on the classic favorite, elevating the nostalgic treat to a whole new level of flavor and warmth. With just the right balance of sweetness and aromatic spice, these treats are sure to become a beloved addition to any dessert repertoire. Whether enjoyed as an afternoon snack, a lunchbox surprise, or a crowd-pleasing party treat, the irresistible combination of crispy rice cereal, gooey marshmallows, and a generous dash of cinnamon and vanilla will surely leave taste buds dancing with delight.

Embracing the simplicity of this recipe, anyone can effortlessly create a batch of these scrumptious treats in no time at all. The warm, comforting aroma that fills the kitchen during the preparation process is only a prelude to the joyous experience of savoring the finished product.

Furthermore, the versatility of cinnamon rice krispie treats allows for endless creative possibilities, inspiring experimentation with various toppings or mix-ins to suit individual tastes and preferences.

As we indulge in these delightful cinnamon-infused morsels, let us not only relish the blissful taste but also cherish the memories they evoke—nostalgic moments of childhood and togetherness. The comforting essence of cinnamon, combined with the crispiness of the rice cereal, unites generations in a shared experience of joy and happiness.

These cinnamon rice crispy treats serve as a testament to the enduring appeal of simple pleasures, reminding us that sometimes the most delightful creations can be found in the heartwarming fusion of familiar flavors.

So, whether enjoyed alone with a steaming cup of hot cocoa or shared among loved ones on a special occasion, these treats will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on our taste buds and our hearts, continuing to bring smiles to our faces and warmth to our souls with every delightful bite.

Crispy treats FAQ’s

Can I double this crispy treats recipe?

This recipe can easily be doubled and you should have no problems in doing so.

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