Friday, April 27, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies Treats

Frosted Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies Treats

Yes, you read that right—Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies Treats and I’ll be darned if they don’t taste just like a cinnamon roll—but in Rice Krispies treats fashion. 

A couple months ago I found Kraft Cinnamon Bun Marshmallows at the store and grabbed a bag.  (They are since hard to find and I’m not sure you could find them, but try your local Super Target—they seem to have all the good limited edition stuff!)  You could totally make these treats with regular marshmallows because it’s really the added cinnamon/brown sugar/butter mixture that is spread over them before rolling them up and the drizzled icing on top that makes them so cinnamon roll-like. 

Simple as can be.  I just made Rice Krispies Treats and pressed them onto a 15 x 10 inch baking sheet.  I then removed them from the sheet and laid them on a cutting board.  After spreading the cinnamon mixture over them, I rolled the thin Krispies up just as I’d do cinnamon rolls.

Ready to roll Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies Treats

Ready to roll!

Cinnamon Bun Krispies Rolled

Rolled and ready to slice!

Cinnamon Rolls Treats

All lined up and ready to be drizzled!

Ready to frost Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies

Yeah, they’re good just like this—but a cinnamon roll isn’t a cinnamon roll without the icing on top!

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies 4-26-12

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies Treats, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

8 ounce bag of Cinnamon Bun Marshmallows**

2 ounces regular miniature marshmallows**

4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter

6 cups (165 grams) Rice Krispies cereal

For the cinnamon filling--

4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup (110 grams) packed brown sugar

1  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste)

For the icing--

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoons corn syrup

1-2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Spray an 15 x 10 inch baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the marshmallows (**The Cinnamon Bun mallows come in 8 ounce bags, you want a total of 10 ounces of marshmallows, which is what size the bag of regular miniature marshmallows come in**, so if you can’t get the Cinnamon Bun mallows, just use regular!) and the butter.  Microwave the marshmallows and butter in 30 second intervals until (it only takes about 1 1/2 minutes).  Add the cereal and stir to combine.  Press the cereal mixture evenly in the baking sheet.  It will spread out prefectly!

In a medium sized bowl, combine the brown sugar, softened butter and cinnamon and stir with a fork to mix well.  Remove the Rice Krispies Treats from the baking sheet and set them on a cutting board.  (They should be sturdy enough to pick up and lay the whole thing on the board without breaking.)  Spread the cinnamon/butter mixture evenly over the treats.  Roll the treat up starting from the long end.  Slice into 16 (about 1 inch each) rolls.  Set each one down on the baking sheet.

In another medium sized bowl, combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup and vanilla.  Add one tablespoon of the milk and whisk together (you can also do this in an electric mixer, but I did it all by hand and it was easy enough).  Until the icing is the desired consistency, add a little more milk at a time until it is the thickness you’d like.  Put the icing in a plastic zip top bag  and snip of a corner.  Drizzle the icing over the “cinnamon rolls”.  Let sit until the icing is set—about 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Roll Rice Krispies Treats 4-26-12These are being eating quickly at our house!  Since I know I’ll have a hard time finding the Cinnamon Bun Marshmallows again, I plan to make these again and use the regular ones.  I think they’ll be just as good!


  1. You should market those or at least secure the recipe. Wow I would think Kellogs would be interested.

  2. Oh my goodness! Yummmmmmmmmm! We just made cinnamon roll waffles last week, and now I am craving similar flavors, I love this idea! I saw marshmellows in pina colada and chocolate cake flavor, i will have to keep my eyes open for these! Yum!

  3. a very cool idea Katrina! love them!

  4. Nice Treat!! I adore cinnamon in sweets!!

  5. Great idea! Two of my sons favorite things are rice krispy treats and cinnamon rolls. He would love these1

  6. My grandkids would love these--so would I! They look delish.

  7. Oh man, this is the best thing I've seen in weeks. Love the idea of cinnamon roll rice krispie treats! Brilliant!

  8. What a great idea - love it!!

  9. These are so brilliant! YUM!

  10. This is so creative!! They look super cute with the glaze on top :)

  11. once again you've done something amazing with rice krispies!!!

  12. Looks easy and delicious! I'll have to look for those marshmallows.

  13. This has to be the most creative rice crispy treat recipe ever! So cool!

  14. I just made these and they are amazing! i used regular marshmallows with a teaspoon of cinnamon mixed and they turned out great. I haven't even iced them yet and they are awesome!

  15. Great article tanks