S’mores Rice Krispie Treats

I went to Noodles and Co. for he first time with John and Arleigh, our cellist/runner. We scanned the menu, and after deciding what the best noodle dish was for each of us, we went to the cashier with our findings.

Arleigh, pad ThaiĀ with tofu. Arleigh tried to steal the tofu I ordered because she wanted it ssubconsciouslybut had forgotten to order it. Don’t worry, DIDN’T HAPPEN. (Mama needs her tofus.

After placing our order, Arleigh’s eyes grew big when she saw the basket of rice krispie desserts – her favorite. She said, “Let’s split the largest one,” and she grabbed the biggest krispie without waiting for a response.

The machine that mixed water and soda was digitally fancy, unlike the one we are used to at Chipotle. Arleigh, the Noodles & Co. veteran, showed us how to use the machine. She first selected the water button before placing her cup under the spout.

John was next to arrive, and he smirked and looked at me, saying, “I’ve got this.” Then he leaned very close to the machine, yelled, “WATER!” and placed his cup underneath the spout, filling it to the top. After a while, I thought all the jokes about drink stations were overused, so I filled my cup with water and went to our 8-person table, where we parked our hungry white butts.

The tofu incident happened. I took Arleigh’s knife away. Noodles and Co. was a bad place to go on a first date, we all agreed. A cute family of five sat at the table beside us and kept us entertained. The meal ended with a krispie that we split into three pieces using the dullest butter knives we could find. Then came the marshmallow strings. We were all happy.

While I was eating my rice krispie treat, I shared a recipe I had for s’mores-style rice krispies. I added toasted marshmallows to the regular ones to give ithema more s’mores flavor. Arleigh would have thought I had just declared that women should not be allowed to vote or possess property. She’s a rice-krispie purist if I ever met one. Butter, marshmallow, rice cereal. They don’t need anything else.

One week later, I still wanted to make my s’mores Krispie. I was so happy with the result that I just had to share. It’s Arleigh and you, of course.

After two bites, she admitted that it wasn’t a bad idea at all. I doubt that I would have impressed her enough to make her request a s’mores instead of an original. But I did show that the originals could be improved and made funnier. There you go.

These kKrispiesare perfect for the summer. For barbecues. For camping trips. For ma essay, picnic-style dessert. It is for hot days, rainy days, and land ake days. These are crisp and light with hints of mallows and graham crackers. Dark chocolate on top adds a new level of decadence. Make these krispies if you only make one thing from this website this summer. You’ll be the envy at the block party. Bottoms up, everyone!


  • 5 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 14 cup crushed graham cracker (plus extra for topping // Gluten-free for GF Eaters)
  • Two XL Hershey bars dark chocolate (or another dairy-free dark bar)
  • 3 Tbsp Butter (dairy / non-dairy).
  • Mini marshmallows in a 10-ounce bag (vegan-friendly for for vegans).


  • Butter a 9×13-inch dish and put it aside. (Adjust pan size as needed if you are changing the batch size.
  • Position the oven rack at the top of the oven and preheat it to low broil.
  • Spread marshmallows on one or two baking sheets lightly greased (use more or less if you want to adjust the batch size) depending on size. Be careful not to use any mallows if your baking sheet is not rimmed. Watch closely when placing under the broiler as they toast quickly. Remove them when they are dark brown. Set aside.
  • Over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and scrape them off with a rubber spoon. A little will stick, but it’s okay.
  • Stirring and ccookfor about a minute until well mixed and melted. Add the grahams and the majority of the rice cereal. (Reserve a small amount to prevent the mixture from drying out.) Stir until well combined. Transfer the mixture immediately to a buttered baking dish.
  • Add the chocolate bars after a few minutes and press them to adhere. Use your best judgment – they should be warm but not hot.
  • Serve immediately after cutting into 15 squares as per the original recipe. Will keep fit or a couple of days if covered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *