Dining & Wine

Single-Serve Rice Krispie Treat

June 4, 2024

Making a single serving of a Rice Krispie treat in the microwave is quick and easy. Here’s a simple recipe:


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 large marshmallows (or about ½ cup mini marshmallows)
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Prepare a Microwave-Safe Bowl:
    • Use a microwave-safe bowl that is large enough to accommodate the marshmallows expanding as they heat.
  2. Melt the Butter and Marshmallows:
    • Place the butter in the bowl and microwave for about 10-15 seconds until it is melted.
    • Add the marshmallows to the melted butter and microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Watch closely to make sure the marshmallows don’t overflow. The marshmallows should puff up and become soft.
    • Stir the melted butter and marshmallows together until smooth.
  3. Add the Cereal:
    • Pour the Rice Krispies cereal into the bowl with the melted marshmallow mixture.
    • Stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Form the Treat:
    • Press the mixture into a small dish or container to shape it. You can also just press it down in the bowl.
    • Allow it to cool for a minute or two to set.
  5. Enjoy:
    • Once set, your single-serving Rice Krispie treat is ready to eat!


  • To avoid sticking, you can spray your bowl or container with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.
  • You can add a bit of vanilla extract (about ⅛ teaspoon) to the melted marshmallow mixture for extra flavor.
  • For variety, mix in some chocolate chips, sprinkles, or other small treats before pressing the mixture into the dish.

Enjoy your homemade single-serving Rice Krispie treat!


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