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Ruffles Marshmallow Krispie Treats

IMG_0071 Ok, you guys. Brace yourselves. These are weird.

But in like a totally amazing way.

No, I am not crazy. Oh you guys!

Trust the Lauren.

I put these together on a whim a few days ago and believe it or not, they were amazing! Salty sweet chewy heaven. So tasty!!  They come together just as quickly as regular rice krispie treats, but with a more buttery salty bite. Suuuuper amazing and seriously had me craving these all day! Try them out and let me know what you think :)

Here’s how you make them: IMG_0013 Start out with your ingredients: butter, vanilla, mini marshmallows and plain ruffles chips.  IMG_0015 Melt a little butter over medium low heat in a large pot.  IMG_0017 Add in the marshmallows and melt them down slowly. IMG_0018 While the marshmallows are melting, chop up the chips to be bite size pieces. Or, just crush them in a bag… IMG_0023 Back to the marshmallows: remove from the heat, add in a little vanilla… IMG_0030 and stir that up real well. IMG_0039 Then pour in the chopped up chips and stir to combine with the marshmallow. IMG_0063 Pour that ooey-gooeyness into a lightly greased 9×9 pan and press down to flatten using buttered fingers. Cool to room temp, cut into bars and serve.   IMG_0086 Hello my darlings….how are you? IMG_0096 Super salty and sweet, plus soft and chewy from all those marshmallows! Give these a whirl and try them today. TO.DIE.FOR!!!

Here’s the printable. Enjoy, friends!

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Ruffles Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Yield: 9 bars Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter
4 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups crushed original ruffles chips, crushed {1 8-oz. bag}

Directions:

Melt butter in large pot over medium low heat. Stir in marshmallows and melt completely. Remove from heat and add in vanilla and crushed chips. Coat completely in marshmallows and pour into greased 9x9 dish. Press to flatten using greased fingers and cool to room temperature. Cut into squares and serve.

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72 Comments

  1. GENIUS!!!! Will have to try these ASAP!!! :)

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  2. Oh my goooood you are a genius. These look SO good. Definitely starting to get into the sweet/savoury thing that I resisted for so long!

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  3. I think I’m going to make these and top them with melted chocolate. Because, why not?

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    • J — March 5th, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

      I was thinking the exact same thing! Making these tonight

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    • Lauren — March 5th, 2014 @ 2:01 pm

      Now I have to make them again with melted chocolate. Why do you do this to me? I mean REALLY.

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      • Dread Pirate Roberts — March 14th, 2014 @ 3:26 pm

        salted caramel chips in the mix before the chocolate topping?

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  4. Oh em gee. I trust the Lauren, I do, I do. Absolutely phenomenal idea. You are the best!

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    • Lauren — March 5th, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

      Haha! Thanks! Hope you get to make these soon.

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  5. Well at least I don’t have to worry about eating just one chip. I can HAVE a whole bar of chips if I like. These treats are awesome.

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  6. I usually make these with cornflakes rather than Rice Krispies. Definitely going to try these with chips! Yum. And do try with cornflakes, it’s a nice change also.

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    • Lauren — March 5th, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

      Ooh, I’ll have to try that!

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  7. These remind me of Peanut Butter Fritos, which are TO. DIE. FOR. I can’t wait to try these!!

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  8. I can hardly wait to make these—sound great

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  9. Yup! Must. Have. These.

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  10. I am in!!! Never cared for Rice Krispie treats. This is a different animal. Thanks . Drizzle with chocolate and salted caramel. Bliss!

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  11. You smart rice krispies treat, you. Bravo!

    And if being weird is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

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  12. Oh yeah- I can see how one’s first thought would be that it was strange. But when you really think about the salty & sweet – oh I think this could be a new addiction! YUM!

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  13. I love a good salty-sweet snack. Especially one with potato chips!!

    On a side note, I really have to remember everyone I “know” online, I won’t see in my everyday life. I almost waved to a woman at the children’s museum last night that looked JUST LIKE YOU! I live in Wisconsin. Thank goodness I caught myself.

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  14. I read this post yesterday and thought (and talked) about these all day. It is such a brilliant idea. I can’t wait to try them. I think my kids are going to love them. I’m also afraid I will love them… :)

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  15. No way! These are the the ULTIMATE sweet and salty treat! I’m afraid to make these because I’d eat them all by myself :0)

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  16. I… but… did you just… GIMME.

    One question though: did these tear the living hell out of the roof of your mouth?

    Not that I am not willing to pay that small price.

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  17. what an interesting idea! they must lend a nice saltiness to the krispie treat!

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  18. I love the sweet and salty combination here!

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  19. I can totally see how these work in the sweet salty kind of way. What a great idea!

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  20. I didnt have enough chips for the whole recipe so I used 1/2 rice crispy cereal and 1/2 crushed crushed ruffles mixture and it was wonderful! – Thanks so Much! Cant wait to try it with all chips. I might add some m&m’s next time too!

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  21. Never, in a million years, would I have thought to put these ingredients together – but it looks absolutely amazing! And I cannot stop thinking about them – salty and sweet – heavenly!

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  22. Just curious…why add the vanilla?

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  23. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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  24. This is pure genius! these wouldn’t even need to set before I ate the entire batch with a spoon!

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  25. Giving these a whirl tonight! My kids think I’m crazy but I bet that won’t last long 😉

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  26. Delicious!! Running an “ultra” trail race this weekend and all my running friends cannot wait to have these as an on the trail snack to get us through 30+ miles. I made a “test” batch that are being devoured at work today :) Thanks for this genius combination of salty & sweet!!!

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  27. Ruffles are great dipped in white chocolate and I have also used marshmallow cream, vanilla, butter and a little whipping cream as a fondue with ruffles!

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  28. Just made these. We loved them. We’re having a raking party tomorrow, and are having them for our treat. I know everyone is going to love them. Had to make two batches to have enough.

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  29. WOW I am diffidently making these tonight.

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  30. Holy hell. I need these now.

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  31. These look amazingly like I need to go buy a bag of chips! However, could you make a clarification, please? Your recipe says:

    6 cups crushed original ruffles chips, crushed {1 8-oz. bag}

    Are we crushing then measuring 6 cups or measuring then crushing? Since you have crushed in twice it’s a bit confusing, though I’m assuming you mean 6 cups crushed?

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    • Lauren — May 8th, 2014 @ 6:42 am

      The 8-oz. bag of chips after crushed turns out to be 6 cups of chips.

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  32. I’m confused! One 9.5oz Lays Potato chips crumbled came to less than 4 Cups.

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    • Lauren — May 10th, 2014 @ 7:06 am

      I used Ruffles chips. I’m not surprised that there are less in a Lay’s bag. Ruffles are crinkle cut a little thicker.

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  33. I decided to add rice krispies to this recipe! So I did three cups of cereal and three cups of chips! I think they are going to be amazing this way!!!

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  34. I never cared for rice krispie treats, but my kids loved them I made these, and I have to say, they were lacking something and I do not know what it was. I decided I should just eat the chips next time. I passed them on to my son and his college roommates…and he confessed that they ended up throwing them out. I do think the ritz cracker ones might be better. Meanwhile, most of the recipes you share and I make are a hit. The lemon crinkle cookies have become my son’s new favorite….above chocolate chip cookies…what?!!!!! True!!!!!

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  35. Oh my goodness!!! These look amazing! I too have used all sorts of cereal before but never chips! Cinnamon toast crunch is fabulous! These look heavenly though! I think they are getting made pronto!

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