Potato Chip Crispy Treats


Crispy treats are all grown up in this indulgent version of the classic kids' snack.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins

It turns out, there are endless flavor possibilities when it comes to a Rice Krispie treat recipe. This sweet and salty version borrows some cues from a white chocolate macadamia cookie, yet takes it an indulgent step further thanks to a white chocolate drizzle and crushed wavy potato chips. The chips keep this easy dessert from being cloyingly sweet like the crispy treats you devoured as a kid. But don't worry, you'll still get all the gooey, marshmallow-y pleasure you remember.


  • Cooking spray

  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)

  • 2 cups coarsely crushed wavy potato chips

  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped sea salt macadamia nuts

  • 1 ⅓ cups white baking chips, divided

  • ¼ cup (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1 10-oz. pkg. miniature marshmallows

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Gently stir together cereal, potato chips, macadamia nuts, and 1 cup white baking chips in a large bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium. Add marshmallows; cook, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Immediately pour over cereal mixture and gently stir until thoroughly combined. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and smooth top.

  3. Place remaining 1⁄3 cup white baking chips in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave chips on medium (50 percent) power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and smooth, 1 to 1 1⁄2 minutes total. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Let stand until completely cool and set, about 1 hour. Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

    Potato Chip Crispy Treats
    Antonis Achilleos
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