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Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats are easy to make with rice cereal, marshmallows and pastel candies. Perfect for a quick snack or dessert!

spring marshmallow krispie treat with pastel m and m candies on top

We’re just slightly addicted to Rice Krispies treats here. These are super easy to make, and the kids can help stir the marshmallow mixture, even if they use a step stool to reach the counter!

We usually make plain krispie treats, but adding pastel M & M candies gives them an extra special touch — perfect for spring! Of course, you can make these for any season just by changing the candy on top. Easy peasy!

Some of our other favorite super easy spring desserts are Spring Cake Mix Cookies, Bird’s Nest Easter Cupcakes, Bunny Bait Snack Mix and Homemade Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs.


You only need 5 ingredients to make these cereal bars:

  • Rice Krispies cereal or any crisp rice cereal
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pastel candies or sprinkles

How to Make Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats

You can make them on the stove or in the microwave. Personally, I like the microwave method, so that’s what I usually do.

First, melt the marshmallows and butter in a large mixing bowl in the microwave. If you use the stove top method, you’ll need a large heavy bottomed pot.

Stir the mixture until the marshmallows are completely melted and smooth. A silicone spatula works best for this since the mixture won’t stick.

stir melted marshmallows and butter in mixing bowl

Next, stir in the vanilla extract. Then, stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.

Use the spatula to stir the cereal until it’s completely coated with the marshmallow mixture.

mix rice krispies cereal into melted marshmallows

Finally, spread the cereal mixture evenly into a well greased 9 x 13 pan. You can grease the pan with butter or cooking spray.

Press the candies into the cereal so that they stick. Then, let the treats firm up a little so they’re easier to cut.

spread marshmallow coated cereal into baking pan

You can pop the pan into the fridge for about 15 minutes or so to speed up the process, especially if your kitchen is warm. We have a warm kitchen and no patience, so I usually do this so we can enjoy the treats sooner.

I love it when the bars are super fresh and gooey. It’s fun to pull them apart and watch them stretch into sticky marshmallow strings!

Pan of spring rice krispies treats with pastel m and m candies on top

How to Store Them

Keep the marshmallow krispie treats covered in the pan or in a container. They stay nice and soft for about 4 days on your kitchen counter.

Now, if your kitchen is warm like mine, you might want to leave them in the fridge and let them come to room temperature before serving. I find this method makes it harder for certain young people to help themselves!

spring marshmallow rice krispies bar with pastel m and m's on pastel napkin
5 from 9 votes

Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats

By: Dee
Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats are easy to make with rice cereal, marshmallows and pastel candies. Perfect for a quick snack or dessert!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 bars


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies or any crisp rice cereal
  • 10 oz bag of your favorite brand of mini marshmallows
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pastel M & M’s or other candies for decoration
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  • In a large pan, melt the butter and mini marshmallows together over low heat, stirring frequently. Or, melt marshmallows and butter in large microwaveable mixing bowl in microwave.
    melt butter and marshmallows in bowl and stir
  • When marshmallows are melted, stir in the vanilla extract, and remove from heat. Stir in the cereal, one cup at a time, and mix well.
    mix rice krispies cereal and marshmallow mixture
  • When the cereal is fully mixed with the marshmallows, spoon into a buttered 13×9-inch baking pan.
    spread rice krispies mixture into pan
  • When the mixture is slightly cool, press in the candies over the top of the cereal. Allow to set on counter or in refrigerator.
    cereal treats in pan


Recipe can be made on stovetop or in microwave.


Calories: 95kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 115mg, Potassium: 17mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1075IU, Vitamin C: 8.8mg, Calcium: 1mg, Iron: 4.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Recipe first published in 2015 and last updated in 2021

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  1. Beverly says:

    Had to make these for the kids! They loved them! Will have to make another batch!5 stars

  2. Sandra says:

    The kids enjoyed making these!! We will definitely make these treats again!5 stars

  3. Jim says:

    The kids made these on Saturday. Lots of fun and super simple. They didn’t make it through the weekend. Have to make more!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Rice krispie treats never last long here either. Thanks, Jim!

  4. Beth says:

    These rice krispie treats are going to be a big hit here! My teens are going to love this! So excited to give this a try!5 stars

  5. Toni says:

    My kids couldn’t stop eating these!! They were so good and delicious!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Sounds just like my kids. Thanks, Toni!

  6. Catalina says:

    Such a delicious treat! And so cute for Easter snack!5 stars

  7. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

     Love these Marshmallow Krispie Treats! Can’t wait to try them!5 stars

  8. amanda says:

    The kids and I will have so much making these, I can’t wait!

  9. Jen says:

    I’m a sucker for anything marshmallow-y and these are the perfect way to celebrate spring! Though I always have to hide the marshmallows and chocolate candies otherwise they all go missing before I get a chance to make it.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Jen! I have to hide them at my house too!