Large Batch Rice Krispie Treats

  • Author: sara wells


The perfect recipe and tips for making a large batch of Rice Krispie Treats, either for a crowd or a bake sale!



1 ½ sticks real butter (12 tablespoons)
16 cups + additional 4 cups mini marshmallows
12 cups rice krispie cereal
¼ teaspoon salt


Line a 12 x 18” rimmed baking sheet with parchment or foil and spray lightly with non-stick spray.  Set aside.

In a very large mixing bowl add rice krispies and 4 cups mini marshmallows, set aside.

In a large stock pot on the stove top, melt the butter and add the 16 cups marshmallows.  If you feel your pot isn’t large enough, add half the marshmallows at a time and let them melt down a bit before you add the rest.  Melt completely and stir in salt.

Once melted, quickly pour over cereal mixture and stir well until all cereal is coated.  Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Spray your hands with non-stick spray (or rub with a little butter) so you can gently press down mixture to the edges of the pan.  

Let treats set until firmed up and then lift your foil/parchment out of the pan for easy cutting.


Tip:  It’s a large quantity to stir at once.  If you don’t have an extra large bowl, I’ve used a large roasting pan in a pinch!