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!

We’ve had a few viral recipes since then too! Have you tried our buttermilk pancakes? Or our Instant Pot Chili? Both AMAZING! In fact, you should start your day with some pancakes, have the chili for dinner and then have these Reese’s Krispies for dessert! BEST. DAY. EVER!

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!

a photo of a white mixing bowl full of gooey rice krispies mixed with melting Reese's peanut butter cups.

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.

What How Reese’s Krispies are Made…

Reese’s Krispies

3.74 from 61 votes
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes


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!


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


  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter until smooth and evenly combined.
    1 Cup Sugar, 1 Cup Corn Syrup, 1 1/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Remove from heat.
  • Quickly add the salt and cereal and stir to combine thoroughly.
    1 Pinch Salt, 4 1/4 Cup Rice Krispies
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir again.
    1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • Wait about 1 min and add the candy, quickly folding the mixture together so as to not smash up the candy.
    6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded tablespoons onto the sheet.
  • Let cool and devour!


Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.


Serving: 1gCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 335IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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