Posted on April 8, 2015

Crispy Rice DREAM Bar Recipe

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Crispy Rice DREAM Bar Recipe

crispy rice treats recipe

Oh, do I have a treat for you today.

I want to share my ultimate go-to dessert recipe. We actually call these “Weaver Dream Bars,” but since chances are decent that your last name is not Weaver, let’s go with Crispy Rice Dream Bars! These are a tasty crowd-pleasing treat and they can be made in about 5 minutes (really). Even better? I always buy my ingredients from ALDI – and can make at least one batch for less than $5.

You will need:

:: 6 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal
:: 10 oz (1 package) large marshmallows
:: 1 Cup mini marshmallows
:: 4 TBSP butter
:: non-stick cooking spray
:: seasonal sprinkles

crispy rice treats aldi ingredients

How to make:

Spray a 13×9 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

crispy rice treats aldi nonstick spray

Melt butter over low-medium heat in a large pot. Stir constantly and don’t let the butter burn.

crispy rice treats melted butter

When butter is almost completely melted, add large marshmallows and melt over medium heat. Use a spatula to stir (spray spatula with non-stick cooking spray if it sticks to marshmallows).

crispy rice treats marshmallows

Melt marshmallows until almost all lumps are gone (some are okay!). I let mine melt for a few minutes past the stage pictured here:

crispy rice treats melted marshmallows

Remove pot from heat and add cereal.

crispy rice treats adding rice krispies

Now here’s where the bars get their “dreamy” consistency. Add your (UNMELTED) mini marshmallows to the mixture. Mix until the melted marshmallows coat the cereal. The mini marshmallows will only melt a litte bit – leaving bit pockets of gooey marshmallow in each bar. Totally dreamy!

crispy rice treats adding mini marshmallows

Add mixture to the baking pan that you had previously set aside.

crispy rice treats adding to pan

Use spatula to spread mixture to the pan’s edges. Pat the mixture to make it as level as possible.

crispy rice treats pan

Add the sprinkles of your choice IMMEDIATELY.

crispy rice treats sprinkles

Let your bars sit at room temperature to set. NEVER EVER refrigerate them – they will turn rock hard and lose any hint of dreaminess!

Cut into bars or use cookie cutters to cut fun shapes. Enjoy!

See the other RECIPES that I have posted!


  • Reply tina April 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    My favorite Aldi item to purchase is their line of Fit & Active microwavable foods – they have sandwich pockets, breakfast sandwiches, and frozen dinners – their convenience has saved me more than once!

  • Reply Stephanie Phelps April 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    My favorite item to purchase is the fruits and veggies always such great prices on these!

  • Reply Jenny April 8, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I love buying my cereal at Aldi, tastes the same a brand name…but much less!

  • Reply Margaret Smith April 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Frozen Pizza. My family & I love Aldi’s pizza.

  • Reply Jennifer April 8, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love Aldis ice cream and 12 grain bread!

  • Reply Andi April 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Love Aldi!

  • Reply Melissa April 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I LOVE ALDI! They always have great deals! I can’t pick just one item Because every time I go, I get a great deal in something new!

  • Reply Amanda April 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    My favorite thing to buy at Aldi would have to be some of their new specialty gluten free foods since they tend to also be safe for my food allergy kids.

  • Reply Wendy April 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I love Aldi’s. Especially their salsa and chips…all the fresh veggies/fruit/cheese…everything!!!

  • Reply Jamie April 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    My favorite ALDI purchase is their produce!

  • Reply Alicia April 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I love buying their fresh produce!

  • Reply Traci Reece April 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I LOVE Aldi!! My store is in the next town over so I always have to pit stop there when passing through! I would love, love, LOVE to win the gift card!!

  • Reply steve weber April 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I love getting produce and cereal at Aldi.

  • Reply Ann Fantom April 8, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    I like buying my vegetables at Aldi’s

  • Reply Janice Cooper April 8, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I like to get their milk and potato chips

  • Reply Kimberly April 8, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I like to purchase nuts and baking supplies at Aldi because the prices are best there.

  • Reply Suzanne E. April 9, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I think its too hard to pick just one item I love to but at Aldi. All of their items are terrific..from the produce, frozen foods, cheeses and seasonal food items. There is always something new and interesting to buy at Aldi!

  • Reply Cynthia C April 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I have an Aldi near by but I’ve never tried shopping there. I would like to check out their produce.

  • Reply Sarah Hayes April 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    i love their dark chocolate

  • Reply Barbara Montag April 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I like buying Aldi’s frozen fruit.
    Quality and great prices!
    thank you

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  • Reply Meghan Malicoat April 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I like to buy my fruit from Aldi, the prices are so much better.

  • Reply Sarah Hirsch April 10, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I have never shopped at aldi before but I would love to try it out and buy some produce

  • Reply Dawn Monroe April 11, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I like to get the canned soup and canned vegetables at Aldis.

  • Reply Bridgett Wilbur April 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I just love to buy my vegtables and fruit there..High quality and great prices.

  • Reply Sharon Rooney April 11, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    My favorite thing to purchase at Aldi’s is coffee. I just love their K-cups they are really good at a great price.

  • Reply joni April 12, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I like their fruits and vegetables.

  • Reply Kelly April 15, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I finally tried Aldi recently based on your recommendations! My favorite item to stock up on was canned beans…great price for something we use all the time.

  • Reply Alicia April 17, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Aldi has the best english muffins!!

  • Reply jade April 17, 2015 at 8:44 am

    My favorite Aldi’s item is the bacon wrapped beef. So Good!

  • Reply Lesley F April 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I like that I can get German products there like chocolate and spatzel!

  • Reply Alice F April 18, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I like to buy cereal for my children from Aldi’s as they enjoy the taste and the price is more affordable.

  • Reply James Robert April 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I am trying to win for my sister who shops there often. She gets many things and I know a lot of icings for her cakes she bakes is one. She is always being asked to make cakes for people’s parties.

  • Reply Jessica Vaughan gengler April 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    My favorite is their produce

  • Reply ellen beck April 22, 2015 at 2:02 am

    We like to buy our meat at Aldis the butchers there are nice and very knowledgeable. They always cut fresh and thats nice.

    BTW G+Tan’na Wings

  • Reply Jessica April 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love to purchase canned goods from Aldi. They have the best prices!

  • Reply Dana Cerrito April 24, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Aldi has the best chips and dip

  • Reply Sara Zielinski April 25, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    My favorite item to purchase at aldi are the fresh grapes, so much cheaper than any other store. I also love the other fruits and vegetables at aldi because they allow me to get healthy food at a more reasonable price than what the other grocery stores charge.

  • Reply Robin April 26, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I love to get their fresh fruit, especially their apples.

  • Reply Lisa Garner April 27, 2015 at 9:34 am

    My favorite Aldi’s item is their milk. Always the cheapest in my area.

  • Reply amy deeter April 29, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    my favorite item to purchase at aldi is their maple sausages for breakfast

  • Reply Thomas Murphy April 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I like to buy fruit there.

  • Reply Jenni Wallace Baker July 1, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I use the same recipe but add 1/4 cup of yellow cake mix. They are so delicious!

    • Reply MamaCheaps July 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Yum!! I have made them that way before – they are super tasty!!

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