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Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Bars

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 jumbo bars 1x


Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Bars! Perfectly chewy, crispy, caramelly, buttery, soft, and exactly as over-the-top as you need them to be. 


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
  • one 10-ounce package miniature marshmallows
  • 12-ounce box of Rice Krispies or crispy rice cereal (about 12 cups)


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add sugar and whipping cream; stir to incorporate. It will take a minute, but as it heats, you’ll start to see a smooth, creamy caramel mixture form. Heat over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or so, until you have a caramel-like sauce that coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the salt.
  4. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
  5. Stir in the cereal. Press mixture into a 9×13 pan. You might have a little bit of extra that doesn’t fit in the pan – perfect for a little snack, if you ask me.
  6. Cool slightly, cut into squares, and enjoy! You can eat these at room temperature, but I also love them in the refrigerator! They stay excellently soft and chewy, and for some reason that cold, crispy, buttery texture is just really enjoyable.


You don’t want to boil the caramel mixture excessively, otherwise you’ll end up with firm caramel instead of soft caramel once the bars cool. I’d recommend just keeping the caramel over low heat and heating it just enough to get it incorporated and slightly thickened.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: rice krispie bars, salted caramel rice krispie bar, dessert bar