M&M Rice Crispy Treats


  • 6 Cups Gluten-Free Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 10 oz Marshmallows, any size
  • 2 oz Marshmallows, large cut in half
  • 1/2 cup mini M&Ms
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

YIELD: 16 crispy treats

Nutrition Information:

  • Per Treat
  • Calories - 136cal
  • Total Fat - 2.5g
  • Carbohydrates - 27.2g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1g
  • Total Sugars - 12g
  • Protein - 1g


Throw your M&Ms in the freezer well before you get started so they are good and frozen.

Melt the butter in a large pot on the stove, I like to spray the pot with cooking spray at this point and then add the 10 oz of marshmallows.

Stir continuously over medium-low heat until fully melted. Add vanilla extract.

Stir in Crispy Rice Cereal and mix well.

Stir in M&Ms and 2 oz of half large marshmallows until just distributed.

Pour the mixture in a greased or parchment lined pan and let cool for 30 – 60 minutes.

Cut into 16 squares when fully cool and then they are ready. Enjoy!

Colleen Saltarelli

Making Rice Crispy Treats makes me so happy. Adding M&Ms? Even more! I have been making, eating and loving Rice Crispy Treats for as long as I can remember. My favorite part when I was little was greasing my moms 13x9 pyrex pan with gobs of butter so they wouldn't stick. Now, I use parchment paper and shave a few calories off the finished product, but I will always remember those butter fingers.

Along with the parchment paper trick, I have also come to figure out that if you add halved large marshmallows right at the end of mixing, you get pockets of un-melted marshmallows throughout the treats. Freezing the M&Ms is also a game changer. I could never figure out how to add M&Ms without them melting, took me 34 years, but I finally discovered if you freeze them before adding, they have be better chance of staying whole. Besides M&Ms and marshmallow chucks, what else do you like to mix into your Rice Crispy Treats?

Colleen Saltarelli

Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.

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