Brown Rice Crispy Treats

It's hard not to love cocoa-flavored crispy treats. If your kid is a lunchtime food trader, this'll be a high-stakes item.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 24 bars, depending on shapes
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3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows

6 cups brown rice cereal, such as Koala Crisp

1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins, optional

2 tablespoons sesame or sunflower seeds, optional


  1. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Quickly stir in the marshmallows and cook until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in cereal, and dried fruit and seeds if using, until well coated and combined. Spray a rubber spatula or wooden spoon with nonstick cooking spray and press mixture evenly into pan. Cool and cut into 2 by 2-inch squares or use cookie cutters to cut into playful shapes. Pack in an airtight container.