Recipe Redux – Mini Rice Krispies Treat Bowl

Recipe Redux is officially one year old! To celebrate this months theme is Small Bites – our favorite mini-portion sweet treats. You may have noticed many restaurants moving towards this trend of small portions of rich desserts, which I think is wonderful because often I only need a few bites to satisfy my sweet tooth.

And I definitely have a sweet tooth. Pretty much anything with a marshmallow is good in my book. I have fond memories of Rice Krispies Treats from childhood and occasionally eat them as an adult. They are probably one of my husband’s favorite sweet treats as well, which is most likely why he came up with this idea and I give him full credit.

It is so simple though, I’m almost embarassed to share it. But it is so good and so easy that I can’t resist. It is the perfect summer treat that doesn’t require much time to make or heating up the entire kitchen. It clocks in at just 80 calories, no fat and 9 grams of sugar (roughly 2 teaspoons). This is a fun recipe that could be a dessert bar with people adding in other things like a few chocolate chips or m&m’s, as long as the add-ins are kept to a minimum, which would obviously change the nutritional profile of the treat.

Mini Rice Krispies Treat Bowl

Yield: 1 treat bowl

2 marshmallows
1/3 cup rice krispies cereal, divided

1. Place 1/2 of the rice krispies in a small ramekin and top with the marshmallows. Heat in microwave for 10 seconds.

2. Add the remaining rice krispies and stir carefully to mix thoroughly. Enjoy immediately with a spoon (if you don’t like messy fingers, that is)!

Note: usually rice krispie treats are made with butter, but I don’t think it needs it, though you might disagree. If adding butter, keep it to about a 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon.


  • drbarbboyce

    Wow! Single-serve marshmallow crispy treats. Love it.  Perfect when yu have a craving for somehting sweet, without having to make a huge 9×13 tray of it.

  • swankydietitian

    This is just perfect!
    I love rice krispies treats but have a tough time stopping at one that’s for sure! 🙂

  • anndunawayteh

    Thanks! And I know – of course this is so easy it is tempting to make another or have them too often. I still have to use restraint! 🙂

  • anndunawayteh

     Thanks! My husband is starting to get the craving a little too often now that he “discovered” this! 🙂

  • EatingTheWeek

    What a easy way to satisfy my 5yo’s IMMEDIATE demands for RK treats!

  • tspbasil

    How cute are these? Talk about the perfect portion control for those yummy krispie treats 🙂 Great for kids too!

  • TheSpicyRD

    What a genius idea! Sometimes simple is best 🙂 My kids and I still have never made Rice Krispy treats so this is definitely going on our summer “baking” list!

  • Saepe_Rideas

    My name is Ashley Oswald and I’m interning with the Meal Makeover Moms this week. We love keeping things simple, and it’s all about the portion control! Just add a side of fruit and you’re good to go!

  • anndunawayteh

     @TheSpicyRD Yes, we love simple around here! thanks! 

  • anndunawayteh

     @tspbasil Yes it is but my 3 year old doesn’t really like them! He likes the idea of marshmallows and will ask for one but then won’t eat it. I think he isn’t into the sticky factor yet! My husband and I love them though!

  • tspcurry

    Now THIS makes me smile! It opens up the possibility of one of my favorite treats absolutely anywhere any time. (: Thanks for sharing…simple is best!

  • Molly Jones

    What a great idea! I love anything that is that simple and delicious…. Thanks for sharing! I am interning with Regan Jones and I love seeing all of the great recipes from the ReDux members. 
    Molly Jones
    Intern for ReganMillerJones, Inc. 

  • anndunawayteh

     @tspcurry “anywhere, anytime” which is the good and bad of it for me! 🙂

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