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Trashy Rice Crispy Treats

Recipe By Tessa Arias
September 1st, 2014

Over the top Trashy Rice Crispy Treats are loaded with peanut butter and Oreos and are topped with chocolate peanut butter fudge and sprinkles!

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Over the top Trashy Rice Crispy Treats are loaded with peanut butter and Oreos and are topped with chocolate peanut butter fudge and sprinkles!
Trashy Rice Crispy Treats loaded with peanut butter, Oreos, and topped with chocolate fudge and sprinkles!

Today’s outrageous recipe for Trashy Rice Crispy Treats is a bit of a stretch from what I usually like to post. Typically I share recipes made from scratch, and this recipe uses a lot of pre-made or packaged goodies. These Trashy Rice Crispy Treats were actually a request from my younger brother for his 19th birthday. He has been addicted to the packaged rice crispy treats lately and when I saw him eating one, I offered to make him some. Even “homemade” rice crispy treats are better than the pre-made store-bought kind! He texted me a request for birthday rice crispy treats that literally said, “Rice crispy treats with fudge and sprinkles and peanut butter and chocolate and Oreos.” I laughed but proceeded to make these ridiculous treats, thinking about what I would even call them. “Teenage Boy Treats” came to mind but then that sounded a bit… creepy. So I went with Trashy Treats because they are so trashed up with basically every type of treat and sweet thing you can add in.

A quick note about the recipe. I chopped my Oreos a little too big for the treats, which caused them to be slightly more crumbly than I would have liked. Be sure to chop them small enough so they won’t prohibit the treats from forming into neat little bars, but big enough that they add a nice bite.

If you make these ridiculous Trashy Rice Crispy Treats, be sure to take a picture and tag it #handletheheat on Instagram. Seeing your photos makes my day!

Trashy Rice Crispy Treats loaded with peanut butter, Oreos, and topped with chocolate fudge and sprinkles!

Recipe Rundown

Taste: Like your childhood dream dessert. I think this is obvious but if you have a low tolerance for sweet things, you probably won’t enjoy this particularly sweet treat!
Texture: Crunchy, sticky, creamy, fudgy, and all-around rich. Every bite is madness in your mouth, in the best possible way.
Ease: Very easy! No real baking required. These Trashy Rice Crispy Treats will dirty a few more dishes than the original ones, though.
Appearance: So fun, these will be devoured once set on any dessert table.
Pros: Outrageous twist on the classic childhood dessert.
Cons: Pretty over the top, definitely not an everyday dessert!
Would I make this again? I have a feeling these will be requested again.

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How to make
Trashy Rice Crispy Treats

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Over the top Trashy Rice Crispy Treats are loaded with peanut butter and Oreos and are topped with chocolate peanut butter fudge and sprinkles!


For the crispies:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 14 regular Oreo cookies, chopped into small pieces

For the chocolate peanut butter fudge topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • Rainbow sprinkles, for topping


To make the cripsies:

  1. Spray a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and peanut butter and stir until the mixture is melted and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Place the rice cereal in a large bowl. Pour the melted butter mixture over the cereal and stir until well coated. Stir in the Oreos. Press into the prepared pan in an even layer. Let cool and harden.

To make the chocolate peanut butter topping:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute on high speed. Stir and continue microwaving in 30-second bursts until melted and smooth.
  2. Let cool for 5 minutes before pouring in an even layer over the cereal layer. Sprinkle evenly with rainbow sprinkles Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze until very firm before cutting into bars.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — September 1, 2014 at 3:23 am

    You know, sometimes you just gotta use all the packaged ingredients and make something really trashy. Especially for birthdays
    I would say that you NAILED IT with these. I want them all. Pinned!

  2. #
    Amanda — September 1, 2014 at 7:48 am

    These are so much fun and perfect for a bday party!

  3. #
    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

    I live for rice krispie treats! These look perfect!!

  4. #
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — September 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Wow – these trashed up rice crispy treats look so fun!

  5. #
    Gaby — September 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Totally love these and I am totally laughing at your alternate name for these bars!

    • #
      Tessa — September 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      Haha! With that name I half expected Detective Benson from SVU to show up at my door 😉

  6. #
    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — September 2, 2014 at 5:22 am

    These are so awesome! I love all that you stuffed in these rice crispy treats!! Also the no-bake factor is awesome. Gorgeous photos as always! Pinned 🙂

  7. #
    Annie @ Annie’s Noms — September 2, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Oh yes!! I am all in for this kind of “trash” So many amazing flavours and textures, they look phenomenal!

  8. #
    Beth @ bethcakes — September 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    These are so fun! I typically like to make things from scratch too, but I can never turn down Oreos, sprinkles, and peanut butter. 🙂 Yum!

  9. #
    Lauren @ Jesus and a Side of Peanut Butter — September 2, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    These are doing the most in the best way possible. Well done. 🙂

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