Rice Krispies Treat Frosting

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Rice Krispies treat

This frosting sort of happened by mistake, and sometimes those are the best. I made a batch of rice krispies treats on Friday night with the intention of making a totally separate dessert; a dessert which did not work out at all. Since I made my Seven Layer Bar Frosting, I was have racking my brain to think of different types of chunky frostings. I stared at the pan and decided I would try a Rice Krispies Treats Frosting.

Rice Krispies Treats

The results? Kind of mind blowing. I think there are two ways you could do this. You could either start with a marshmallow frosting and add rice krispies cereal or you can do what I did, and make a vanilla frosting and add the rice krispies treats to the frosting. I really like the crunchiness of this frosting.

Rice Krispies Treats

A few things about this frosting:

  • It is best to prepare the batch of rice krispies treats in advance of making this frosting, so that the marshmallow sets a little bit.
  • I used almond extract instead of vanilla try to and cut down the sweetness of this frosting.
  • This frosting is best served within a day or two of making it. You can also try adding a teaspoon of milk or heavy cream for added creaminess.
  • If you want to pipe this frosting, I suggest to use a large, round open tip, otherwise it will get clogged.

Rice Krispies Treats


Rice Krispies Treat Frosting

  • Yield: Enough for 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 C Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 C Powdered sugar
  • ¾ tsp Pure almond extract
  • 2 C crushed Rice Krispies treats


  1. Allow butter to come to room temperature. Cream butter with your mixer for several minutes until smooth.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar, one cup at a time while mixing on medium speed.
  3. Add almond extract and increase speed to medium high, beating until smooth.
  4. Add crushed Rice Krispies treat and gently mix into frosting.
  5. Spread on your favorite cupcake.
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Rice Krispies Treats

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34 Responses
  1. Krista Killeen

    I have been making browned butter sea salt rice krispie treats for a while and didn’t think they could be improved upon BUT I cut them into donut shapes this weekend for a donut themed party. And donuts need frosting. So I topped them with this (sans any extract) and they were a HUGE hit! Everyone wants to keep the buttercream! I just won’t feel the need to punch them into donuts again. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Janalee, I just crouched them between my fingers as I put them in, but your mixer will also do a good portion of the chopping for you!

  2. Monique

    Just made these…. they were WAY too sugary. I thought I was going into a sugar coma. I think next time I wouldn’t add the almond extract….wayyyy too strong. And definitely less butter. and sugar. I felt like I was eating lard. I have a major stomach ache now.

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Monique, I am sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this recipe. There is a lot of sugar in this recipe because the sweetness of the marshmallow in the Rice Krispie Treat and the powdered sugar in the frosting. I chose to use almond extract instead of vanilla because for my taste, that would have been too strong. Usually I pile my frosting very high, but with this recipe I did not because the frosting is very sweet. I guess too sweet for some. Thank you.

  3. Jennifer Stott (@JenSto2t)

    What a great idea! And, for the record, I love anything with almond extract. I think it makes everything taste amazing.

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