Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats

Milky Way Rice Krispie Treat

Classic Rice Krispies topped with caramel and chocolate make the perfect Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats. I was in love with these when I made them. Not only are they gorgeous and easy to make but they’re sinfully good! I’m a huge Rice Krispie fan and my all-time favorite has been my Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats but these Milky Way ones are definitely in the running now! The caramel layer is to die for…

Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats

Is everyone ready for Halloween or not so much?  I still haven’t bought a pumpkin, whoops! But I did manage to get a wreath up on the door so I look a little festive 🙂 I even took a plate of these over the to neighbors!

First of all, don’t pay attention to my little ridge I made off to the right.  I was already using my casserole dish and all I had to work with was this really huge pan, so I made do!

how to make chocolte caramel rice krispie treats

Yes, they do taste as good as they look. Maybe even better. Plus, to make taking these photos ever more fun, a friend let me borrow his fancy macro lens.  Oh my, it was dreamy. Out of my budget, but it was so much fun to play around with it!

Milky Way Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats

Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats


1 (14-16 oz.) bag mini marshmallows
6 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract, optional
5-6 C. Rice Krispie Cereal
14 oz. caramels (about 45 little caramel squares)
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
6 Tbsp. butter
2 C. Chocolate chips


1. Grease a 9 X13 inch pan and set aside.
2. In a large microwave proof bowl (or in a large pot on the stove) melt marshmallows and butter together and stir until smooth. Add vanilla extract and stir again.
3. Add in Rice Krispie Cereal and gently fold until combined. Add as much or as little as you want depending on if you like your treats chewier or more crispy.
4. Dump into prepared pan and use a buttered spatula (or hand) to press the treats down flat.
5. In a small sauce pan, melt caramels, sweetened condensed milk and butter together over medium heat. Stir occasionally and until smooth.
6. Pour over rice krispies and let set, about 10 minutes or you can pop in the fridge to speed up the process.
7. Melt chocolate over the stove or in a microwave (you can add a little butter or oil if you want it the be thinner) and then pour over caramel layer and use a spatula to spread out.
8. Let set and cut with a warm knife.

Love caramel and chocolate? How about these Samoa Cupcakes? Coconut and caramel topping that’s so easy to make it’s dangerous 🙂

Samoa Cupcake Recipe

12 thoughts on “Milky Way Rice Krispie Treats

  1. 1

    I could definitely devour a couple of these milky way rice krispie treats right now. They look SO delicious.. especially with all that chocolate and caramel!

  2. 2

    So simple, but I don’t think I’ve seen these before. They look so good! And I love,love,love your little Frankenstein cupcake!!!

  3. 3
    Stephanie says:

    This looks amazing, I have to try it- I have some Rice Krispies I was just going to use for some treats and this will make them even better! Thanks so much, loveeeee your site! 🙂

  4. 4
    jackie says:


  5. 5

    What kind of chocolate chips are you using? Milk?

  6. 6
    Jeanne E says:

    These are DEFINITELY as good as they look-and kudos for the impromptu use of the larger pan-I’ve never thought of that, but it’s BRILLIANT!
    I’ve had several requests for these wonderful bars-thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. 7
    Liz says:

    I love your recipes!! I just made these with semi-sweet chocolate chips…. amazing….they’re my new favorite treat. thanks again for sharing!

  8. 8

    Wow! These sound amazing! Milky Ways are the best!

  9. 9
    Elaina Luna says:


    Could you please tell me what kind of carmel and chocolate chips you used?

    -Elaina Luna

  10. 10
    Nadine says:

    I added some slightly salted peanuts to mine to offset some of the sweetness and make it like a snickers bar! amazing

  11. 11
    Carole D. says:

    Definitely will make these for school children for the Holidays and neighbors. However, I wonder if these squares can be frozen until the day of giving.

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