Sea Salt Caramel Rice Krispie Treats {football fridays}

by Melissa on September 16, 2011

I hope you all are having a great Friday! We are in Orlando right now on a spur of the moment vacation.

Today, we’re going to be exploring Harry Potter World at Islands of Adventure. I’m looking forward to trying some butter beer and exploring the Honeydukes Sweetshop. What can I say? We’re nerds and we love it!

For now, I will leave you with these treats that were inspired by my friend, Patricia. This grown-up version of the beloved childhood treat can be made a couple days beforehand and are just the perfect party food dessert.

I bet you were wondering why we were teasing our dogs with caramel candies.

I was getting ready to make these sea salt caramel rice krispie treats – and was not relentlessly teasing our dogs. I promise.

Sea Salt Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Melissa Crane
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 12 mins
Serves: 10
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows (10.5oz)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 of a 14oz bag of caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons half and half
  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat
  2. When the butter is melted, stir in the marshmallows, keep stirring until the marshmallows are melted – about 2 to 3 minutes
  3. Stir in the cereal and sea salt. Mix well.
  4. Place the cereal mixture into a pre-sprayed 9″ by 13″ cake pan.
  5. Use a silicon paddle to press the cereal mixture evenly into the pan. Set aside to cool
  6. Melt the caramel and half & half in a small saucepan over low heat.
  7. When the caramel mixture has melted, scoop some into a pastry bag or a sandwich bag with a small hole cut out in the corner.
  8. Squeeze the caramel onto the tops of the rice krispie treats, you can do this before or after cutting them into small squares. I find it easier to do after the treats have been cut out and removed from the pan.
  9. Optional: Sprinkle a tad bit of sea salt on top of the caramel.
  10. Serve and enjoy! And try to not eat the whole pan.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
September 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

What a great idea to do a linkhop!

And I LOVE RKTreats. And Caramel. Two of my fave food groups, rolled into one :)


September 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

Aren’t Rice Krispie Treats the best?! I love how easy they are to make :)


September 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Besides the fact I love rice krispy treats – i also love caramel AND Harry potter…. so i give you props for all of the above! :)


September 18, 2011 at 2:58 am

I love how you put a great twist on the usual RK treat! Sea salt + chocolate, butterscotch, PB, or caramel is huge, huge win in my book!


September 18, 2011 at 11:13 am

As a dog owner, I love the photo of your two hoping against all odds that one of those pieces of caramels will fall to the floor (which would of course make it legally theirs!). It sounds like a great recipe to spark up the otherwise very boring rice krispie treats we are all accustomed to. thanks for sharing it.


September 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

Thanks Pam! Dogs really are great and they make for fun photos too!


Dee D.
September 18, 2011 at 12:50 pm

That looks ridiculously delicious!
i have to try this ;)


September 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

Thanks Dee! I hope you do get to try it! Let me know how you like it.


September 19, 2011 at 9:32 am

love this one, imma try this. the new(ish) trend of sea salt with caramel is awesome, such a great sweet meets savory


Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
September 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

omg too good! Tweeting this now


September 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm

A sure treat for everyone! Even the dogs want their share…hahaha! =)


January 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm

those look so good. if only i could get jacob to make these for me.. hmmm…

P.S. the math down there is getting harder and harder for me. haha


May 27, 2012 at 4:33 am

Hi I can’t wait to make these! if I don’t have half & half at hand. Can I use something else instead or omit it altogether? Thanks.


December 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Thanks – guess I lost my mind in the excitement of leaving on vacation :)


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