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No Bake Rice Krispie Cookies

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat that requires minimal effort and delivers maximum flavor? Today, we’re diving into the delightful realm of no-bake Rice Krispie cookies. These irresistible morsels of crispy cereal and gooey peanut butter are perfect for those moments when you’re craving a homemade dessert but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

No-bake Rice Krispie cookies are a delightful twist on the classic Rice Krispie treats we all know and love. They’re quick to make, require only a handful of ingredients, and offer endless possibilities for customization.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a beginner in the kitchen, these no-bake cookies are sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire.

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What are no bake Rice Krispie cookies?

No-bake Rice Krispie cookies are delightful treats made without the need for an oven. They are a variation of the classic Rice Krispie treats, which traditionally involve melting marshmallows and mixing them with Rice Krispie cereal before setting the mixture in a baking dish to cool and solidify.

However, with no-bake Rice Krispie cookies, the mixture is made with peanut butter and shaped into individual cookies or balls and left to set at room temperature. 

You may also want to try out this no bake cereal cookies recipe or even these easy no bake cracker candy treats!

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What do I need to make no bake Rice Krispie cookies?

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 11/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 cup Rice Krispies
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
Ingredients to make no bake rice krispie cookies

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How do I make no-bake Rice Krispie cookies?

First, combine the sugars and corn syrup in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly for one minute. 

Then remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly add vanilla and peanut butter. Continue to mix until the texture is smooth and creamy.

mixing the ingredients together

Now you can add Rice Krispies and mix everything together well.

Rice Krispies mixed in with the other ingredients in the pot

Use a cookie scoop or spoon and drop a spoonful on a lined baking pan.

Scooping the Rice Krispie mix with a small scoop

Finally, allow to cool for 1-2 hours.

Rice Krispie cookies next to a spoon of peanut butter

How should I store no-bake Rice Krispie cookies?

To ensure that your no-bake Rice Krispie cookies stay fresh and maintain their desired texture, proper storage is essential. Here are some guidelines to help you store your cookies:

Room Temperature 

No-bake cookies are typically best stored at room temperature. Once shaped and allowed to set, transfer them to an airtight container. Make sure the container is sealed tightly to prevent moisture or air from entering.

Cool, Dry Place 

Store the cookies in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and other heat sources. Exposure to heat can cause the cookies to become sticky or lose their crispness.

Rice Krispie cookies in front of a jar of cereal

Avoid Refrigeration 

It’s generally not necessary to refrigerate Rice Krispie cookies, as refrigeration can make them become hard and lose their desirable texture.

Can I freeze this Rice Krispie treat? 

If you want to store the cookies for an extended period or make a larger batch in advance, you can freeze them.

Place the cookies in an airtight container, separating the layers with parchment paper. They can be frozen for up to 1-2 months. Before serving, allow them to thaw at room temperature.

9 Rice Krispie cookies on a plate with more on the left of the plate and more cereal to the right

These no-bake cookies are loved for their simplicity, speed, and versatility. They make for a fantastic treat that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.

The absence of baking means they can be whipped up in no time, making them a perfect option for last-minute dessert cravings or for when you want to avoid heating up the kitchen on a hot day.

Other no bake recipes to try

Yield: 20

No Bake Rice Krispie Cookies

a close up of Rice Krispie cookies on a plate

Enjoy these gooey and crunchy no bake Rice Krispie cookies the next time you're looking for a quick and tasty treat! Great for all ages!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 11/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 cup Rice Krispies
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar

Instructions

    1. Combine sugars and corn syrup into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly for one minute

    2. Remove saucepan from heat and quickly add vanilla and peanut butter. Continue to mix until texture is smooth and creamy

    3. Add Rice Krispies and mix well

    4. Use cookie scoop or spoon and drop a spoonful on a lined baking pan

    5. Allow to cool for 1-2 hours

    6. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

18

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10517Total Fat: 705gSaturated Fat: 135gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 456gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7408mgCarbohydrates: 896gFiber: 83gSugar: 582gProtein: 317g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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