Triple Decker Rice Krispy Treats

The second Track and Field Day recipe is from Katrina, who has been experimenting with Rice Krispy Treats. She started with two layers then graduated to three to make “Triple Decker Rice Krispy Treats” of peanut butter, plain and chocolate.

Triple Decker Rice Krispie Treats

I used Katrina’s recipe, but changed the proportions slightly. The bars turned out great. My only issue is the peanut butter layer isn’t very dark. Katrina added peanut butter chips to hers, so I think that’s why her peanut butter layer is darker.

This was a fun recipe and I’m looking forward to trying it with different flavors of Rice Krispy Treats. I see a Neapolitan treat on the horizon! In fact, I wanted to do that type today but couldn’t find those strawberry marshmallows everyone was talking about a few weeks ago.

And finally, I’d planned to make these in a big pot over the stove, but at the last minute I decided using the microwave would be more efficient. Along with being faster, it ‘s a little easier to clean a bowl between layers than a big pot.

Triple Decker Rice Krispy Treats

Layer 1:
4 tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows (10 oz)
6 cups Coco Krispies cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Layer 2:
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows (10 oz)
1/2 cup peanut butter (estimate)
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 cup peanut butter chips (optional)

Layer 3:
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups mini marshmallows
3 cups Rice Krispies

Line a 13×9 inch pan with parchment paper.

Melt butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl (45 seconds on high). Add marshmallows and toss to coat with butter. Microwave marshmallows for 30 seconds and stir well. Repeat, stirring every 30 seconds, until marshmallows are melted. Stir in cereal and chocolate chips, then empty mixture into the lined pan. Lay another sheet of parchment over the top and press down as flat as you can. Set the parchment aside.

Rinse out bowl (no soap needed!) and repeat melting procedure with Layer 2 – adding peanut butter and Rice Krispies to melted marshmallows. Empty this layer onto the chocolate layer and use the sheet of parchment paper to press down. At this point, you’ll be almost to the top of the pan if not at the top.

Repeat melting procedure with Layer 3, which uses a smaller amount of butter, marshmallows and cereal. Empty onto to and press as flat as possible. Let stand at room temperature for an hour.

Lift from pan and set on a big cutting board. Using a Chef’s knife, cut into big squares.

Makes 1 13×9 inch pan

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  1. Shannon says

    These look delicious. My four little ones love rice krispy treats, so this recipe will definitely be put to good use! I’m loving it!

  2. Shauna says

    how about putting the chocolate layer in the middle? Would be more attractive without the color difference between the plain and peanut butter.

  3. says

    I love using Fruity Pebbles in place of the Rice Krispies in my bars! They would be great layered with some Strawberry Rice Krispies and Original

  4. Rina says

    Yum, I can’t wait to try these! I think I may try to melt in some butterscotch chips for one of the layers (although I’ll probably run into the same color problem as you did with the peanut butter).

    Or maybe a layer combined with cinnamon chips, then a layer with plain rice krispies and strawberry marshmallows?? Endless permutations. =)

  5. Katy says

    These look great! I actually bought rice cereal yesterday to try and make FAT treats and today I find this fabulous photo on your site! Peanut butter chips are not available here, but I will try it using just the peanut butter and maybe using chocolate as the middle layer. I can’t wait to get started!


  6. says

    These must be yummy! Here’s a tip not to have to clean the bowl in between layers: start with the plain ones, do the peanut ones next and finish with the chocolate. I also would love to try those strawberry ones!Rita

  7. says

    Track and Field kids will love these, Anna! I don’t know why my white layer stands out more. I do suggest on my blog to try the chocolate layer in the middle to contrast the colors. That is what I will do next time. But I actually can’t wait to try different colors and flavors. A green mint layer with the chocolate would be good, too. Everyone is right, the possibilities are endless and the treats are so easy to make! Perfect for the warmer weather coming and not having to heat up the house with the oven.
    I did just suffer through cleaning the pan everytime, but that was the least favorite part of the task and with results that were worth it. I often make rice krispy treats in the microwave.

  8. Debbi says

    I love the idea of the neopolitin treats. I’ll have to look for the strawberry marshmallows. This is such a simple idea, I can’t believe I haven’t seen it before. My kids will love them!

  9. Laurel says

    How about (for a strawberry layer) using the strawberries and cream hershey’s kisses – melted and added. Those things are so good!

    These are great ideas! I am making some tonight!

    BTW, if you did the strawberry layer, which layer would you recommend putting it on?

  10. Heidi says

    I used the strawberry marshmallows to make treats for V-day this year, then cut them into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. I’d never seen the flavored marshmallows before, they were ok – not stellar.

  11. says

    First off, I like the idea of putting chocolate in the middle. I am testing it today.

    I’ve been busy all morning and not able to get to the store, but I happened to have some Strawberry Quik in the pantry and did a little experiment. The Quik tastes very good — it’s subtle and has just enough berry flavor to let you know there’s strawberry. I also used a few drops.

    This experiment was done in a loaf pan. Will post results soon.

  12. says

    That’s exactly what I will be doing this afternoon, trying a few variations in a loaf pan. Thinking I might try strawberry/banana/plain–or choc., or might try both. I have banana extract but might try pudding mix. Doesn’t Nesquik or one of those also come in banana flavor? Hmmm

  13. says

    Thanks for posting this Anna. I was looking for a krispie type treat to make for the soccer concession stand this weekend and this looks perfect. I have to bake a cake and make some homemade cookie ice cream sandwiches the same day, so something that doesn’t involve actual baking is most welcome. 🙂

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