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lemon rice krispie treat cut into a square with lemon zest and white drizzle on top.
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Lemon Rice Krispies Treats

These extra delicious Lemon Rice Krispie Treats are better than the original with a bright, bold lemon flavor! This fabulously easy rice krispie treats recipe is sure to be a new favorite!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon rice krispie treats, rice krispie treats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 196kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 16 ounces mini marshmallows divided
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice ~1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest optional
  • ½ cup unmelted white or yellow candy melts this makes about ⅓ cup melted candy melts
  • 1 tablespoon shortening or coconut oil or vegetable oil


  • Prepare a 9x13 baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium low heat, stirring frequently.
  • Measure out 1 cup of mini marshmallows and set aside. Add the rest of the marshmallows in with the butter and stir frequently until melted.
  • Once melted, take off heat and add in the lemon juice, honey, and vanilla extract (and/or lemon extract) and stir to combine.
  • Stir in remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and cereal. Once all combined, transfer it to the 9x13 inch baking pan and press down gently to create an even surface.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the candy melts and shortening or oil for 15 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue to melt in increments of 15 seconds until fully melted.
  • Drizzle over the rice krispie treats using a fork or piping bag. Sprinkle with additional lemon zest if desired. 
  • Let your rice krispies treats cool down in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until set. Slice and serve.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 3mg