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Have you ever seen the Rice Krispy Treats at Starbucks? They are huge and have big chunky marshmallows in them. The taste and texture, however cannot replace a fresh homemade treat. Actually, I don’t care for anything by the looks of Starbucks version.

While these weren’t as big or thick as their’s, they were, oh so much better. This is just your basic Rice Krispy Treat recipe with some unmelted mini-marshmallows and I prepared it in the microwave instead of the stove top (all my burners were tied up with dinner).

 Just in case you don’t have this recipe engrained into your head, here it is (as I prepared it).

Chunky Rice Krispy Treats (Microwave Version)


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup mini-marshmallows (5 cups total in recipe)
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows (or about 40 large)


Spray a 9 x 13″ pan with baking spray. Place Rice Krispies and 1 cup mini-marshmallows in a large bowl or dish, set aside.

Cut butter into small chunks and microwave in large glass bowl until melted, about 1 minute on 50% power. Add 4 cups of marshmallows to dish and stir, microwave for about 30 seconds until marshmallows are soft and stir until completely melted.

Pour melted marshmallows over cereal mixture and stir until well coated. Press into prepared pan with spatula. Allow to cool then slice and serve.