World's Best Rice Krispies® Treats


Literally the best Rice Krispies® treats you have ever tasted due to a secret ingredient--sweetened condensed milk. You're welcome. Leftovers (there won't be any) can be placed in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days.

close up view of Rice Krispies Treats on parchment paper, next to a kitchen towel and a knife
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
16 treats


  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (10 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies®)

  • 1 pinch Sea Salt, gray


  1. Grease an 8x8x2-inch pan with cooking spray.

  2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add sweetened condensed milk. Stir with a rubber spatula until butter and milk are uniformly combined and small bubbles are forming in the center of the mixture, about 2 minutes. (When you first begin stirring they will look separated.) Add the bag of marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Add vanilla extract and salt and stir again. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir rice cereal and remaining cup of marshmallows into the pot to combine. Transfer to the prepared pan and press down lightly with a sheet of plastic wrap; don't pack them down too hard or they will lose their inherently soft and gooey texture. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

  4. Let set up on the counter for at least 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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