Gooey Marshmallow Treat Packages

Upgrade classic rice cereal treats by turning them into gifts! The best part is these easy, edible gifts only take 25 minutes to make.

green decorated Gooey Marshmallow Treat Packages
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 bars


  • cup butter

  • 2 10 ounce pkg. tiny marshmallows

  • 2 13 ounce jars marshmallow creme

  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 15 cup crisp rice cereal

  • 1 cup jimmies or 1/2 cup colored sugar

  • Purchased colored frosting


  1. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Lightly butter foil.

  2. In a 6- to 8-qt. heavy Dutch oven melt 1/3 cup butter over low heat. Stir in marshmallows. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in marshmallow creme, vanilla, and salt. Remove from heat. Remove 1 cup of the marshmallow mixture; set aside. Add cereal to remaining marshmallow mixture in Dutch oven, stirring gently to coat.

  3. Transfer cereal mixture to prepared pan. Using a buttered spatula or buttered waxed paper, press mixture firmly into pan. Spread 1 cup reserved marshmallow mixture over top and sprinkle with jimmies. Top with a sheet of waxed paper and a sheet of foil. Weight mixture down by placing a second 13x9-inch pan on top of foil and adding several unopened cans of food to top pan. Let stand overnight.

  4. Remove pan, foil, and waxed paper. Using edges of foil liner, lift out uncut bars. Using a buttered long knife, cut into bars. Decorate with frosting to look like gifts.

To Store

Wrap bars individually in plastic wrap and place in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

601 Calories
9g Fat
132g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 601
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 132g 48%
Total Sugars 78g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Iron 11.3mg 63%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Folate, total 181.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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