Reese’s Krispies [+ Video]

One of the first recipes to go viral on pinterest. Millions of views these Reese’s Krispies are worth every calorie and you can make them in 10 minutes!

Do Reese’s Rice Krispies Need to be Refrigerated?

Reese’s Krispies can be stored at room temperature in air tight containment (zip-top bag with no air in it), for 1 to 2 days without any ill effect. They keep longer than they last, if you get my drift. You can refrigerate them.


If you like this recipe for, Reese’s Krispies make sure you check out the MilkyWay Krispies, and Reese’s Crumble! This post is a repost from years and years ago, but seeing as how this recipe, no matter what I do remains number one on our site, I thought it would be a good idea to bring it back to life. I’ve left the original post on here, so you get to see our kids from almost 6 years ago!



Why Are My Reese’s Rice Krispie Treats Hard?

High heat is the prime culprit for rock hard rice krispie treats. → Follow this tip: It will take a few more minutes of cook time, but melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat. You’ll be rewarded with delicious, soft and chewy treats!

Who has left over Halloween candy?!


I know I do. I was trying to think up a delicious way to enjoy all of that candy other than just eating piece by piece and I came up with these. Oh! I think I forgot to even tell you about Halloween!


Ok, first of all, our sweet little one had just healed from Croup. And a bad version of it. She’s only 16 lbs so to be hit with an extremely bad strain of croup was a big deal. By Halloween it was just a bad cold, so all of the scary not breathing, or troubled breathing had thankfully ended. Two steroids is what it took and I pray it doesn’t ever happen again. Croup is quite honestly one of the worst things ever.


Anyway, last year I had wanted to dress our oldest up as Rainbow Brite, but I am sooooo glad I waited until this year. Aren’t they darling?!


 Make sure you click on the video below to watch how these go down.







Ok, I know, I’m bragging. But, don’t you think everything turned out perf?! The sprite costume of “Twink” was made by  Erika from, Pink Suede Shoe.
She’s amazing. That’s all. Enough Said. Check out her site. Love her. Envy her talent. Go ahead. I already do.


One of the first recipes to go viral on pinterest. Millions of views these Reese's Krispies are worth every calorie and you can make them in 10 minutes!


Are Reese’s Rice Krispies Gluten Free?

Reese’s Rice Krispies are not actually gluten-free. They contain malt and, sometimes, barley for a flavor enhancer. Besides this, they are made in a gluten-filled vicinity which makes them officially non-gluten-free.



Reese’s Krispies



One of the first recipes to go viral on pinterest. Millions of views these Reese's Krispies are worth every calorie and you can make them in 10 minutes! Melty chocolate and peanut butter are heaven!
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Reese's Krispies

One of the first recipes to go viral on pinterest. Millions of views these Reese's Krispies are worth every calorie and you can make them in 10 minutes!
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Keyword: dessert, halloween, peanut butter, peanut butter cups, reeses
Servings: 24
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 1/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 4 1/4 Cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 6 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips


  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter until smooth and evenly combined.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Quickly add the salt and cereal and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir again.
  • Wait about 1 min and add the candy, quickly folding the mixture together so as to not smash up the candy.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded tablespoons onto the sheet.
  • Let cool and devour!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 255kcal | Protein: 5g | Sugar: 23.6g
Tried this recipe?Mention @OhSweetBasil or tag #OhSweetBasil!

 Reese’s Krispies Popcorn

Want to really take Reese’s Krispies over the top? Turn it into the best popcorn evahhhhh!

Reese's krispies popcorn! Peanut butter chocolate deliciousness!


Cocoa Reese’s Krispies

We figured that if the original was so good a double chocolate version would be amazing, and it was!

Cocoa Krispies loaded with sticky peanut butter, melty chocolate and nuggets of delicious #Reese's peanut butter cups ohsweetbasil.com_-5

Milky Way Rice Krispies 

Milky Way candybars were my favorite as a kid so why not combine them with a fresh take on our famous reese’s krispies?


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  1. Thanks for sharing this amazing article. Can’t wait to try these with my babies. I have been also referring to for everything related to pregnancy and babies, and it is quite useful. Hope this helps your readers as well.

  2. These look so yummy! Trying to find things to mail to my freshman college girl in NY but I live in CA so they need to travel well! Any tips??

    • My mom lined a Tupperware with wax paper and layered them with wax paper between and a secure lid then packed it with packing peanuts etc so it didn’t move. She’s going love getting these in the mail!

  3. Love the no bake Reese’s rice krispie treat

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  5. My great aunt taught me to make Special K (the cereal) bars with 1 cup each of sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Then add the cereal, then melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips and spread on top. This recipe reminds me of this!

  6. Rice crispy treats are the best!

  7. These look great! I can’t wait to try them!

  8. This is my favorite candy combination plus I love Rice Krispies. Will be making soon. Thanks for posting!

  9. These were SO good! Me and my family had them for our Christmas Dinner!

  10. Do you use light or dark corn syrup?

  11. Im curious if this will work with 3Musketeers. I still have several bags left over from Halloween and want to get rid of them in a more interesting way. Will have to try and see if it works.

  12. Thank u for sharing this delicious recipe and your kiddos are just too cute

  13. Do you put these in the fridge to cool or leave them out?

  14. I. LOVE. THESE! Thank you so much! I followed the recipe exactly and threw in a small handful of mini marshmallows at the last minute and they are to die for! Thank you! Thank you!

  15. Not a fan of using corn syrup.. Could marshmallow be used in place?

  16. Can these be frozen and eaten later?

  17. Can you substitute corn syrup with honey?

  18. How many does this recipe make?

  19. leftover Reeses at Halloween?? Not a chance! LOL Looks great though.

  20. I know I’m overthinking this. But do you use four Reese’s peanut butter cups? Or four packages with 2 in them? Not that I think you could ever over do Reese’s.

  21. Could you make these with just marshmallow and minus the 1st 2 ingredients and salt? (like making regular rice kripie treat but with reeces cups)

  22. Hi, question for you.. I’m not much of a cook, but I’m attempting to make these for my son’s first birthday party! What do you mean by chopping up the Reese’s? Also, the folding over part.. You’re not supposed to smash the candy? Little help here 🙁

    Sincerely, I can’t cook. LOL

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  24. I just made these!! Yum.. I had a little under for peanut butter and only 3 Reese’s eggs left over from Easter.(I know, I know who has left over Reese’s!??!) I also added a cup of mini marshmallows. It was cool enough so they didn’t melt. Fantastic!!! Thanks!

  25. I love your recipes and your children are beautiful

  26. I have no clue what I did wrong, but I followed the instructions and when I scooped them out they just crumbled apart. Please help!

    • Amy, when they are still really warm they kind of do fall apart, but you just pile them up and then let them cool and they should stick together. Also, I’ve had many emails with the same problem but all of them got the recipe from online (pinterest, facebook etc) and not my actual site. Those recipes are all different (some only have sugar and pb!) so if by any chance you had the same experience let me know. The mixture should be very sticky when stirring, but if not let me know what it looks like and exactly what brands etc you used and how much and I’ll help you figure out what happened.

    • Wash your hands and then use an icecream scooper grab a handful and then press the kris pies into the scooper untill you have a nice sized ball formed

    • That happened to me before when I left the peanutbutter mixture on the burner too long…

  27. Hmmm I had a baking FAIL! I just made these and they are spooned onto paper cooling at the moment, but are they supposed to be watery when you put them on the paper? I am hoping they will be edible once they cool but there was a lot of liquid that seeped to the paper when I spooned them there, just wanted to see if this was normal, or if I should let the mixture harden in the pan longer before I spoon them onto the paper? Thanks!

  28. Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my
    4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to
    her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.

    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely
    off topic but I had to tell someone!

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  30. Very good info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by accident (stumbleupon).

    I’ve saved as a favorite for later!

  31. This recipe looks really good, but I can’t see the last 3 ingredients in the list. There’s 3 bullets but no ingredients showing? Thanks!

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  36. What is the best way to store them and how long do they keep? I’m making them for a Halloween party this Friday night, but I also have a 2 layer cake for the same party so I was going to make these tomorrow. Will they be ok for two days?

  37. Made the Reese’s-Krispies and doubled the recipe. That made a little over 100 Tbl sized balls. They were delicious. Hint: Make sure that you use a strong spoon, and have a strong arm, because when you start stirring the Krispies with the Peanut Butter mixture, it stiffens fast. They make a perfect treat. Happy Halloween!

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  40. Kid’s costumes are adorable!! Recipe sounds delicious!! But who in the world has left over Reece’s??? Just Saying!!! Will definitely buy some extra to try this out though

    • hahahaha! AMEN! I totally have to buy extras to make these treats. I think the first year I posted this was the first year we ever have had leftovers and it will probably never happen again

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  47. How many does one recipe make? Help asap anyone

  48. I’ve never cared for plain rice krispies but these I had to try. AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  49. Wow these look great!! And I love those Halloween costumes, sooo cute!! 🙂

  50. I think I know what I'm doing with the Halloween candy!!

  51. These are such a fun way to us up those extra Reese's! And both kids look MAJORLY adorable!

  52. Oh my goodness – your girls are SO cute!!! Love this recipe too!

  53. Those costumes are SO cute! I wish I could dress up like that and still be that cute! Also, who has leftover Halloween candy?!

  54. Those photos are SO adorable. I was rainbow brite back in my day! And I think you just gave me a good excuse to get Reese's for the “kids.”

  55. I absolutely loooove Reeses! These sound delicious, and those costumes are adorable 🙂

  56. Awwww, your kids are totes adorbs (as I like to say)!

    I can see why this recipe is so popular! I know my hubby would DIE over it!! 🙂

  57. Your little ones are adorable! Love the costumes!!

    Your Reeses Krispies treats are just as adorable! 😀 Great way to use up that leftover candy…although I seldom have any left over to bake with…;)

  58. I've had a hankering for rice krispies and my husband is a pb and chocolate junkie. I've gotta try these.

  59. Those are the most adorable costumes!! Love love love them!!!
    The treats sound great too! 🙂

  60. These look amazing! I'm thinking of making them for Halloween instead of buying candy.

  61. I realize this post is over a year old now, but I just ran across it on pinterest and had to say that sprite costume is the cutest stinkin' thing I have seen in quite a while! Oh my goodness.

  62. I just made these, they are cooling now but I couldn't help myself but get a taste while I was putting them on a baking sheet! Really great easy and quick recipe 🙂

  63. We make these with Special K cereal and just add a square of Hersey choc. on top right after you drop them by the spoonful. Have to wait to let the chocolate dry then can move them.

  64. I just discovered your blog for the first time and i couldn’t resist these krispies! Reese’s peanut butter cups are my favorite chocolate and I made this for dessert last night. Boy! it was incredible. I just hope there are enough leftovers for me to have for snacks as everyone at home seems to like them too!

  65. Just made these. So easy and SO delicious! I used natural chunky peanut butter and Scharffen Berger dark chocolate chips. They turned out great. 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  66. My family really enjoyed these yummy treats. Thanks for the recipe!

  67. did you use milk choc. chips or semi-sweet chips?

  68. These look fantastic! I just wanted to stop by and let you know that this will be one of my featured posts on my blog today! Come check it out!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  69. Who ever has leftover Reese Cups? lol 🙂 Looks yummy.

  70. Yummy! Just a tip: It was easier to chop up the candy after they were in the freezer overnight… from experience using a chopper is the easiest and least messy way, but if they are room temp, you can say MESS! lol

    Also, MAKE SURE YOUR COOKWARE IS NONSTICK OR SPRAY IT GOOD!!! Thank God my saucepot is nonstick, but I poured it over the cereal in a mixing bowl… and didn't spray it… MESS!! lol

  71. 1 1/3 creamy peanut butter…. is that 1 1/3 CUPS? or TABLESPOONS?

  72. I just made these wonderful treats and they were amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

  73. omg those look amazing….. n i LOVE the costumes <3

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  75. so yummy and easy!! i meade it for my husbands care package and he loved it!!!

  76. I wanted to keep liking this but it will only let me press the button once!!!

  77. I make these, but just use Chocolate Crispies, Peanut Butter (lots), 1 1/2 bags Marshmallows, 1 stick margarine. YUMMY!!

  78. If you stop after putting in the rice crispies, put into greased 9×13 pan and while still warm sprinkle a bag of chocolate chips over the top and cover for about 5 mins, and then spread the melted chocolate around the top…

  79. Has anyone replaced the rice cereal with oatmeal?

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  81. Is it weird that I want to throw some oats in there? Maybe for guilt? Who knows.

  82. These are so going to go into my recipe book! Darling kids!

  83. must.try.these.soon.

  84. Oh no! I hate croup, SO glad she is better. Those were some of the scariest nights as a mother. Those are the cutest costumes in history!!

  85. bah!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those cosutmes. i miss the 80's!! 😉

    this recipe looks sooo yummy! gotta love pinterest for bringin me to you!

  86. What a great idea for leftover candy! We still have more than our fair share left. Costumes are adorable!!

  87. I'm so glad she's feeling better! And seriously the cutest costumes ever!

    This is such a great way to use up that Halloween candy!

  88. If you take the first part of the recipe with the sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter, when that is done stir in 5 cups of honey nut cheerios, you also get another yummy treat as well.

  89. Dara, isn't croup the worst?! You have to live it to understand just how scary it is 🙁

  90. My kids are big-time croup kids, so I know how scary that can be. I'm glad she's feeling better! These adorable Krispies balls are the perfect way to use up that Halloween candy.

  91. Yummy what a great and easy idea.. And the kids are so cute.

  92. I used to love Raindbow brite! Lovely idea for these treats.

  93. What a great idea! I will have to remember this for when I have children because I can't have nuts 🙁 but it looks delicious!

  94. Oh my! chocolate and peanut butter! we used up all our leftover candy already, but this recipe warrants a trip to the grocery store!