Instant Pot Rice Krispie Treats

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This fun and festive Instant Pot Rice Krispie Treat recipe is just the thing for your holiday celebrations! Easy to make and perfectly portable, you’ll want to bring them to all your BBQs, potlucks, and picnics.

Suitable for Gluten Free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

the finished instant pot rice krispie treat recipe stacked and served on a white cake stand

Rice Krispie Treats are a favorite in my house. They’re as much fun to make as they are to eat. And the kiddoes loooooove it when we whip up a holiday-theme batch for our celebrations. So, imagine how thrilled we are to have discovered that you can make rice krispie treats in the Instant Pot!

Not only are these Instant Pot Rice Krispie treats super easy to make, they are a perfect fun and festive addition for your 4th of July celebration. Portable and individual portions make them the ideal sweet treat to serve up at your next backyard BBQ, pack on picnics, and take to potlucks.

Related Recipe : Patriotic Pretzels.

Yeap, this Instant Pot Rice Krispies Treats recipe is so easy to whip up, the kids can even do it themselves (with your supervision of course). Plus, they can be made ahead of time so you won’t miss out on any of the festivities.

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Why You’ll ♡ This

  • Easy To Make. This recipe comes together quickly and uses just 4 simple ingredients.
  • Fun and Festive. The additional of red white and blue candies make these perfect for celebrating 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veteran’s Day.
  • Portable. Make ’em ahead of time then just cut into squares and take to your celebration.
close up view of the finished instant pot rice krispie treat recipe

Tools Needed

  • 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot
  • 18×13 baking pan
  • Wooden spoon or silicone spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Wax paper

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Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

How To Make Rice Krispie Treats In The Instant Pot

  • Put a piece of wax paper at the bottom of a 18×13 baking pan. Set aside.
  • Place butter in the Instant Pot insert, and turn on the Sauté function.  Stir until melted.
  • Gradually add in marshmallows and stir gently until all have melted.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and carefully remove the insert. Add the rice krispie cereal in 2 cup increments, stirring until completely combined with melted marshmallow mixture.
image collage showing the steps for making instant pot rice krispie treat
  • Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add a handful of the chocolate candies and very gently fold them into the top layer only. 
  • Scoop out the top layer, and spread out evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  • Take another handful of chocolate candies and gently fold into the top layer, then remove and add to the pan. Continue this process until you have mixed-in all of the candies and added the rice krispie cereal mixture to the pan.
  • Place a piece of wax paper on top and use your hands to smooth down. Allow to set overnight, then remove wax paper and cut into squares. 
image collage showing the final steps for making instant pot rice krispie treat

Recipe Tips

  • It is important to add the chocolate candies into the top few inches of the mixture only; any deeper and they may end up melting. 
  • Vary the flavor by making these with different candies, flavored marshmallows, chocolate rice krispie, or another favorite cereal.

Other Festive Holidays

Make these different holidays or events by using different colors of chocolate candies and sprinkles.

  • Try green and red for Christmas.
  • Black and orange for Halloween .
  • Pastel colors for Easter.
close up view of the finished instant pot rice krispie treat recipe

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Weight Watchers Points

There are 4 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this.

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a stack of the finished instant pot rice krispie treat served on a white cake stand
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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Rice Krispie Treat

This Instant Pot Rice Krispie Treat recipe is fun and festive and perfect for your holiday celebration!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 24
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 bags of large marshmallows
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 14 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1 heaping cup of mini chocolate candies

Instructions

  • Put a piece of wax paper at the bottom of an 18×13 baking pan. Set aside.
  • Place butter in the Instant Pot insert, and turn on the Sauté function. Stir until melted.
  • Gradually add in marshmallows and stir gently until all have melted.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and carefully remove the insert. Add the rice krispie cereal in 2 cup increments, stirring until completely combined with melted marshmallow mixture.
  • Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add a handful of the chocolate candies and very gently fold them into the top layer only.
  • Scoop out the top layer, and spread out evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  • Take another handful of chocolate candies and gently fold into the top layer, then remove and add to the pan. Continue this process until you have mixed-in all of the candies and added the rice krispie cereal mixture to the pan.
  • Place a piece of wax paper on top and use your hands to smooth down. Allow to set overnight, then remove wax paper and cut into squares.
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Notes

  • It is important to add the chocolate candies into the top few inches of the mixture only; any deeper and they may end up melting. 
  • Make these different holidays or events by using different colors of chocolate candies and sprinkles. Try green and red for Christmas, black and orange for Halloween, and pastel colors for Easter.
  • Vary the flavor by making these with different candies, flavored marshmallows, chocolate rice krispies cereal, or another favorite cereal.
There are 4 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving of this.

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Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1203IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 5mg

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  2. 5 stars
    You can make this in the Instant Pot??? I have GOT to try this!! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    What an INCREDIBLE recipe! Super easy and perfect for a snack whenever I feel like it. I love how you’ve made this through the instant pot. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    OMG. This is brilliant! I would never have guessed you could make these in the instant pot but they turned out so good!