Ritz Krispies are no-bake dessert bars made with Ritz crackers and marshmallows blended together for an ooey-gooey buttery, sweet, and salty treat. You can never go wrong with a simple no-bake dessert!
Yes, you read that correctly, these are Ritz Crispies, not Rice Krispies. It’s a sweet and salty treat made with Ritz crackers instead of cereal. The crackers add a buttery flavor from the crackers and an added crunch. (I did something similar with my No Bake Oreo Bars!)
Butter: I used 6 tablespoons (3/4 of a stick) of unsalted butter. You could also use salted butter.
Marshmallows: Look for a 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows. You will need 6 cups. I also have homemade marshmallows you can make.
Ritz Crackers: You will need 3 cups (about 64) of crushed Ritz crackers, plus an extra 5 crackers to crush for the topping. This is about 2 sleeves. You could also use another brand of buttery round crackers in this recipe.
Variations to Ritz Crispies
These bars are delicious and addicting on their own, but you can always add some ingredients to add more flavors. Try folding in some M&M candies, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or even white chocolate morsels.
Can I Use a Different Sized Pan?
If you want to use a 9×13 I recommend doubling the recipe. These are already thin bars in an 8×8 pan.
How to Store Ritz Crispies
Store the bars in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. You could also freeze the bars. If freezing them, cut them into individual bars and wrap each in plastic wrap. Finally, store the wrapped bars in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3-4 months. Be sure to label and date the packaging.
More Delicious Bars
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 bag (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows, about 6 cups
- 3 cups (252 g) crushed Ritz crackers, about 2 sleeves (64 crackers), plus 5 more crackers crushed for topping
- Spray an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter.
- Add marshmallows, stirring frequently until completely melted, 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the pot from heat and use a clean rubber spatula to fold in the Ritz crackers. (To prevent sticking, spray the spatula with nonstick spray.) Stir until well-coated.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and press into an even layer.
- Crush about 5 crackers and sprinkle on top of the bars.
- Allow the bars to cool to room temperature before cutting and serving.
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The recipe is adapted from Lauren’s Latest Ritz Krispie Treats.
Even after the next day, these were still awful. Dry and tasteless. A total waste of ingredients. Wish I could have liked them.
I understand this recipe isn’t for everyone, however if they were dry, that is another issue. They are surrounded by marshmallow.
I’m in love with these so much! Made them tonight and I’m shocked at how well this goes but really its understandable…I love all 3 ingredients so combined is heaven
I made these several times for my book club. They refer to them as “ladies crack”. Easy way to be the popular desert bringer.
I am so glad!! So many folks don’t know about this amazing treat, so thank you for sharing with your friends!
I made these last night for my son’s first grade class – could not have been easier! I doubled the recipe and added some chocolate chips and it literally tasted like toffee.
They taste ok but they are hard as a rock! My teeth are sore!