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Rice Krispies Cupcakes

Rice Krispies Cupcakes are so fun to make and are perfect for any holiday! It’s a great way to get the little ones helping in the kitchen, too.

rice krispies cupcakes collage on a brown table next to a window

Aren’t they cute?! I just love these little Rice Krispies cupcakes. I want to pinch their little marshmallow-flavored cheeks!

These are for those times when you need to bring a special treat somewhere but time is short, or when you just want something easy and fun.

I made them last week for my first meeting as a Daisy Scout leader. I couldn’t help myself – the anticipation of seeing all those little girls’ eyes widen was too fun to resist. And the collective “oooooohhhh” didn’t hurt either. This would be a great recipe for kids to try making themselves, too.

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I used a mini-muffin tin to make 24 minis and had enough of the Rice Krispies mixture to make 4 regular sized ones, too. I liked the bigger ones, but the minis took the prize for cuteness overload.

Sprinkles would really put these over the top! You could also color the marshmallow mixture before you mix it with the Rice Krispies, then make your frosting another color.

Pink and red for Valentine’s Day, your team colors for the Super Bowl, red and green for Christmas, etc. Red or blue for the base, white frosting, and red & blue sprinkles would be SO CUTE for the 4th of July!

To color the frosting, I took some tips from a video I came across on YouTube. Although, take my word for it and don’t do what I did:


In other words, when she holds the saran wrap and makes it look so easy to twist the ends? Well, it is easy but mine split and send the frosting flying. The second time I just sort of rolled it carefully on the counter and it worked like a charm. But you might be less frosting-challenged than I clearly am, so I say give it your best shot!

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rice krispies cupcakes trio with yellow, green and pink frostings on a brown table next to a window

Rice Krispies Cupcakes

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Rice Krispies Cupcakes are so fun to make and are perfect for any holiday! Nutritional information is for 12 servings.


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 10-oz pkg regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®


  1. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
  3. Press cereal mixture firmly into well-greased mini-muffin tins, filling each tin completely. Let cool for 15 minutes, then carefully remove. Frost “cupcakes” as desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Kristy Bernardo
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Saturday 17th of August 2013

Hi, my daughter and I are going make theses!! Would you be able to give me the recipe for your frosting please?

the wicked noodle

Monday 19th of August 2013

Hi Ashleigh!

I just used canned frosting and colored it, easy!


Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Just found this! I think I know what I will be sending to my little one's Pre-k Easter Party!

the wicked noodle

Monday 25th of March 2013

Awesome, Renee! xo


Saturday 11th of August 2012

These look amazing! Do you have a recipe for the frosting you used or any suggestions on what kind of frosting to make to go with these? Thanks!! :)

the wicked noodle

Sunday 12th of August 2012

Hi Kristen! It's been awhile since I made these but I believe I just used the canned frosting and colored it with food coloring. Easy & quick :-)


Friday 20th of July 2012

This video is amazing, thank you so much fror sharing this. I really hate to clean the decoration bag, this trick is genius!!! The cupcakes are stunning too, but this video made my baking day!

the wicked noodle

Monday 30th of July 2012

YAY!! I'm so glad I could help. That's exactly how I felt when I watched it, too!


Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Kristy, these are ADORABLE. Love how they're so easy yet I'm sure they're a show stopper!

the wicked noodle

Sunday 3rd of June 2012

Thanks Steph!

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