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Rice Krispie Cookies

Rice Krispie Cookies are the perfect cookie to whip up in a hurry for that crunchy and tender cookie you are craving. My Rice Krispie Cookies are loaded with crunchy Rice Krispies, shredded coconut, oats, and salted caramel chips, for the most outstanding cookie to serve your family and guests. 

That box of Rice Krispies in your pantry is for more than just a bowl of cereal. Yes, you can make the classic Rice Krispie Squares, but why not try something a little different for a change?

Whip up a batch of these yummy Rice Krispie Cookies! They are loaded with a variety of flavors and textures. You can throw whatever you have in your pantry in the mix, and they should turn out great (within reason, of course!).

Rice Krispie Cookies - Packed full of YUM! This easy cookie recipe is made with Rice Krispies, coconut, oats and salted caramel chips.

Because this is such a versatile recipe, you can play up on flavors. Maybe you favor butterscotch or milk chocolate, swap out the salted caramel chips. Depending on what I have in my home, depends on what I add to the cookies. Each time it turns out tasty, and a hit to every person. 

Variations for Rice Krispie Cookies

  • Milk Chocolate Chips 
  • White Chocolate Chips 
  • Peanuts
  • Toffee Bits 
  • Slivered Almonds
  • M&M’s
Rice Krispie Cookies - Packed full of YUM! This easy cookie recipe is made with Rice Krispies, coconut, oats and salted caramel chips.

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    Looking for an easy cookie to make for a cookie swap? Here is the recipe of your dreams. Easy, quick and something that anyone can love. This is also a great cookie to make for potlucks, holiday gatherings, summer BBQs, and any other occasion. 

    Will the Rice Krispies Stay Crunchy in Rice Krispie Cookies

    Yes, you will get a nice crunch from the cereal. It stays crunchy and is similar to eating nuts in the cookies. It is a refreshing texture of the crunch next to the soft and chewy cookie. 

    Rice Krispie Cookies - Packed full of YUM! This easy cookie recipe is made with Rice Krispies, coconut, oats and salted caramel chips.

    Best Way To Store Rice Krispie Cookies

    Once your cookies are done cooling on a cookie rack, transfer into an airtight container or store in a sealable bag. Just do your best to remove as much air as you can to keep them nice and fresh. 

    They will last around 4-5 days out, and then begin to get dry. If you don’t allow the cookies to cool completely down before you store, you can make your cookies soggy. If you place them in a sealed bag or container and they are hot, they will cause water to form in the container. That will make the cereal in the cookies mushy. 

    Can You Freeze Rice Krispie Cookies 

    You absolutely can. Just follow the rules of allowing it to cool, then store in a bag or container in the fridge. Pull out as many as you want and then allow to thaw and devour. 

    If you don’t want to wait for them to thaw on the counter, pop in the microwave for 3-4 seconds at a time until softened. 

    There are a lot of cookies that you can freeze the dough and bake later. You run the risk of ending up with soggy cereal if you freeze the dough before you cook it. As it bakes in the oven after being thawed, it can make the cereal a bit soft and you won’t get that same crunchy cookie that you want. 

    How to Make Rice Krispie Cookies 

    Preheat your oven and then grab a bowl. Cream your sugars, butter, and shortening together until light and creamy. This takes around 2-3 minutes. Then begin incorporating in the rest of the ingredients. Scoop your dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 16 minutes. 

    Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool down. 

    One thing I will recommend is using a cookie scoop. This is important so that you can get even cookies. If you have different size cookies on the baking sheet, as it bakes you run the risk of some cookies overcooked and other cookies not done. 

    It is a very inexpensive product to buy to help give your cookies the right consistency! 

    I hope you all enjoy this easy cookie recipe for Rice Krispie Cookies. We have been making this recipe for years, and it is a tried and true that keeps us coming back for more. 

    You’ll also like these White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Treats and Chocolate Rice Krispies.

    Have you ever used Rice Krispies in a cookie recipe?

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    Rice Krispie Cookies

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 3 dozen
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 16 minutes
    Total Time 26 minutes
    Packed full of YUM! This easy cookie recipe is made with Rice Krispies, coconut, oats and salted caramel chips.


    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • ½ cup unsalted butter
    • ½ cup shortening
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
    • 1 cup Rice Krispies
    • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
    • 1 cup salted caramel chips or chocolate chips


    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar, shortening and vanilla extract. Stir in remaining ingredients.
    • Add rounded tablespoonfuls of dough to a cookie sheet. Bake for 16 minutes. Let sit 3 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack.


    Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.2g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 17.1mg | Sodium: 26.8mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 13.2g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cookies, rice krispie cookies

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    1. Can you leave out the chocolate chips or salted caramel chips?

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