Milky Way Krispies



Remember these Reeses Krispies? Well, here’s the next and equally if not more delicious version, Milky Way Krispies!


What better way to use up the last little bit of milky way candy bars than to throw them in Nutella Rice Krispies? These little guys were gobbled up pretty quickly, and I was glad because I have zero self control. Ok, I may not be that bad, but I am definitely tempted by treats in the house.



I was babysitting two cute boys the other day and they really wanted to make a treat. I was racking my brain with what I could make that would use up the last of the candy bars and then I remembered the Reeses Krispies from last Halloween and I knew I could play with that. This version skips the chocolate chips and peanut butter and instead we go for Nutella.  If you have yet to try Nutella, please stop reading, go buy some at the store, grab a spoon and dive in while you read the rest of this post. Nutella is that fantastic, you will need it right away.


One important thing to remember is that the chocolate mixture gets pretty darned hot, so please wait a minute or two before adding the cereal and especially before adding the candy bars.



Once you have added the candy bars, please be sure to stir gently and stop as soon as the cereal and candy are well incorporated. The more you stir the more you break down the candy and cereal.


Are Rice Krispies Gluten Free

You would think that rice krispies, made from rice would be gluten free.

But, Rice Krispies are made with malt syrup, derived from barley, which is a gluten-containing grain.

Most stores do carry a gluten free crispie rice cereal that can be substituted for common rice krispies.


Will Rice Krispies Hurt Birds?

It is a common myth that uncooked rice hits the bird’s tummy and then swells causing its stomach to explode. 

The truth is, rice cooked or uncooked won’t hurt wild birds at all.

Rice Krispies will not hurt birds.


How Long Will Rice Krispies Keep?

Rice Krispies will keep for 2 days at room temperature.

They should be covered tightly or wrapped in plastic.

Rice Krispies can be frozen for longer storage.


Milky Way Krispies

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Milky Way Krispies

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Uncategorized
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 1196kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 3 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 Candy Bars
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter


  • Melt Milky Way candy bars and butter over low heat.
  • Pour over cereal in a large bowl and carefully mix.
  • Spread into an 8x8 baking dish and let cool.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1196kcal | Carbohydrates: 146g | Protein: 10.9g | Cholesterol: 91.6mg | Fiber: 7.6g | Sugar: 74.9g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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12 comments on “Milky Way Krispies”

  1. Ok, I am new here and in looking at this recipe I see no mention of Nutella in the ingredients. I also wondered what size candy bars you were using for these. I am guessing the regular large size.

  2. I was wondering about this karo syrup… Not sure if we’ve got it here ;( What would be the substitute for it? Google says it’s a cup of sugar dissolved in 1/4 cup of hot water? Hmm… sounds strange 🙂

    • Oh my, I’m so silly 🙂 Thank you for your help! Yes, I’ve just browsed the net, translated some things and… it is available here but under a different name! Thank you so much 🙂

  3. Can you suggest an alternative to Nutella? I am allergic to tree nuts, including hazelnuts and cannot have this product, but love milky ways and would love to make these. Thanks.

  4. Why can’t you keep them longer than 3 days?

  5. Oh wow. These look and sound fabulous. I always have Milky Ways leftover after a holiday. Now I have a recipe for them–I love anything with Rice Krispies.

  6. Ohhhhh good GOD. My mouth is actually watering…seriously!

  7. I'm a huge Nutella fan and you just cant go wrong with Milky Ways!!!

  8. YUM. I want a dozen of these right now.

  9. Milky Way is my favorite candy bar, so I'm sure I would love these!