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Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats

These cotton candy rice krispie treats take your standard recipe up a notch! Add cotton candy for the ultimate party dessert bar.

Cotton Candy Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Those who know me know that I’m a sucker for sugar. I try to keep my cravings in control, but let’s face it – sugar is tasty. There’s no more sugary treat than cotton candy . . . it’s basically a spun sugar recipe!

Cotton candy reminds me of fun times with my family at the state fair, and warmer weather, and that’s the entire inspiration behind this cotton candy rice crispy treats recipe.

Yes – these rice crispy treats have a few handfuls of cotton candy within that you can taste when you eat them.

They’re actually quite decadent, and perfect for serving at a circus/carnival party. If you’re interested in a unique rice crispy treats recipe that everyone is going to love, give this a try!

cotton candy rice krispie treats

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

  • Don’t take your eyes off the pot as you melt the marshmallows and keep stirring. You don’t want the marshmallows to burn.
  • I like to use a piece of waxed or parchment paper that I’ve sprayed with oil to press the treats firmly and evenly into the edges and corners, though a silicon spatula works almost as well. Some people even use a plastic bag sprayed with oil.
  • You might get tempted to add more marshmallow, but stick with what I suggest here. Too much marshmallow causes these to get sticky and fall apart.
  • These last 2 – 3 days in an airtight container on the counter, and maybe a little bit longer in the fridge.
unique rice crispy treats recipe

I love how colorful this rice crispy treats recipe is! They’re soooo good, too.

Stack of cotton candy rice krispie treats
candy rice crispy treats
Yield: 12 bars

Cotton Candy Rice Krispie Treats

unique rice crispy treats recipe

This treat takes your standard rice crispy treats recipe up a notch! Add cotton candy and a few other ingredients. Perfect for parties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 40 mini marshmallows
  • 3 T butter (softened)
  • 3 cups cotton candy (about 3 handfuls)
  • 6 oz white candy melts
  • 6 oz blue candy melts
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  1. In a large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat and add cereal. Break up the cotton candy into small pieces and sprinkle on top.
  3. Stir cereal and cotton candy in with the marshmallows until everything is coated. Some of the cotton candy will melt, some won’t.
  4. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture into the pan. Place a second piece of parchment paper on top and press down into the pan.
  5. Sit at room temperature until completely cool.
  6. Trim off the edges and cut into twelve bars.
  7. In two separate bowls, melt the blue discs and the white discs.
  8. Press the bars into the white coating. Drizzle blue on top of the white. Top with sprinkles.
  9. Chill for 1 - 2 minutes until coating has hardened.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 0gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g

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