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Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats

Take your Rice Krispie Treats up a notch by adding Cinnamon Roll flavor! You can’t keep your hands off these easy-to-make treats with plenty of sweet cinnamon spice.

Easy Krispie Treat Recipe

Okay, so maybe YOU can keep your hands off Rice Krispie Treats, but I cannot. I have zero willpower when it comes to those little homemade treats.

But don’t even TRY to hand me one of those treats in the blue foil package. They don’t count. I have high standards when it comes to my favorite treat and because they’re so easy to make at home, I can’t resist making all kinds of variations on the classic recipe with different flavors and toppings.

So it made perfect sense to combine all the great flavors of Cinnamon Rolls with the ease of a Rice Krispie Treats recipe. These have a touch of cinnamon sugar folded into the cereal plus a simple glaze with even more cinnamon!

The results were phenomenal. Soft and sticky treats that smell like a fresh baked cinnamon bun and taste like heaven. Try this Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treat recipe for yourself to understand just how wonderful they are!

Ingredient Notes

  • Rice Cereal – You can substitute other cereal varieties too. I’ve had great success making treats with Chex and Cheerios.
  • Marshmallows – Both regular sized and mini marshmallows will work.
  • Cinnamon Sugar – I make my own blend of cinnamon sugar to use in my baking.

Tips and Tricks

I start all my Rice Krispie Treats recipes by melting butter on the stove, then mixing in the marshmallows until melted and combined. For the cinnamon roll flavor, folded in the cinnamon sugar along with the cereal after removing the marshmallow mixture from the heat.

Important reminders for making the best treats possible:

  • When pressing the treats into the baking pan be sure to press GENTLY. The harder your press, the harder the finished treats will be.
  • Cover the pan with plastic wrap while letting the treats set so they don’t dry out. Add the glaze before cutting into bars.
  • You can add more or less milk to the glaze to get the consistency you prefer. As written, I find the glaze to be thin enough to easily drizzle onto the Rice Krispie Treats but thick enough that it won’t drip off the bars and get all over your hands when you eat them!
  • Store Rice Krispie Treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • I tied my bars with some blue twine for a pretty touch since these don’t have much color. A tin filled with these would make a great gift for anyone on your list!

Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze these?

I don’t recommend freezing any Rice Krispie Treats. Time in the freezer makes these taste less spectacular–and life’s too short to eat a Krispie Treat that’s anything short of spectacular!

Can I substitute a different cereal for the Rice Krispies?

Sure! Make sure to choose a cereal that’s on the plainer side flavor wise. You want the cinnamon sugar taste to stand out. Cheerios, Rice Chex or Corn Flakes would all be good options.

How do you make Cinnamon Sugar?

I add 2 tablespoons of cinnamon for every half cup of sugar for a strong cinnamon flavor. You can check out my full guide to making a perfect cinnamon sugar mixture to suit your tastes here.

You’re welcome to use a store bought cinnamon blend too!

Everything you love about cinnamon rolls and rice krispie treats combined in one easy dessert recipe. These Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats are simply impossible to resist!

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats: kick your treats up a notch with some delicious cinnamon roll flavor!!!

And don’t even try to give me one wrapped in a blue packaging…those are just gross. In my humble opinion of course. This blue twine is about all the packaging I need!

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats: kick your treats up a notch with some delicious cinnamon roll flavor!!!
Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats: kick your treats up a notch with some delicious cinnamon roll flavor!!!
Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats: kick your treats up a notch with some delicious cinnamon roll flavor!!!
Yield: 12 bars

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Take your Rice Krispie Treats up a notch by adding Cinnamon Roll flavor! You can't keep your hands off these.

Ingredients

For the krispie treats:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 10oz bag marshmallows
  • 5 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon sugar blend

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon/sugar blend

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallow and stir with a spoon until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Whisk in the cinnamon sugar. Add cereal.
  3. Press mixture into a parchment paper lined 9inch square baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to set, about one hour.
  4. For the glaze, whisk sugar and milk together. Drizzle over krispie treats and sprinkle immediately with cinnamon sugar blend. Remove treats from pan by lifting parchment paper. Cut into desired sized bars and enjoy!
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on August 18, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. i am not familar with the cinnamon pkg mentioned. i live in ont. canada. is this available here and is it part of the duncan hines cake mix?? this recipe sounds amazing and i would love to try it.

  2. Ya had me at cinnamon roll! Found this recipe on Pinterest! We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!
    http://theinspiration-network.com/delish-dessert-link-party-no-1/

    Smiles,
    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

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