Lemon Supreme Rice Krispies Treats

I’ve been on a lemon kick lately. I’m pretty sure it’s because warm weather is finally coming. One of my favorite things to drink is lemonade. When thinking about lemonade I think of refreshing and that’s exactly what these rice krispies treats are. No matter the temperature outside, when you bite into one of these bad boys it will feel like it’s the middle of summer.

Lemon Supreme Rice Krispies Treats
Yields 18
A delicious rice krispies treat jam packed with lemon flavor.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 and 1/2 tbs. butter
  2. the zest of 1 lemon
  3. the lemon juice of 1 lemon
  4. 1 and 1/2 bags of marshmallows (10oz. bags)
  5. 2/3 cup Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix
  6. (I believe Duncan Hines has the most flavor)
  7. 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 8Γ—8 inch or 13Γ—9 inch pan with shortening; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat with the lemon zest and juice.
  3. Add in marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  4. Slowly stir in the dry cake mix.
  5. Once combined remove from heat and stir in the cereal.
  6. Using greased spatula press mixture into greased pan.
  7. Cool on the countertop for approximately 30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
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63 Comments

  • Reply
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    April 2, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    OMG I am drooling Karissa! LOVE these.

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      Thank you Dorothy! I love my lemon πŸ™‚
      My camera is covered in marshmallow now because
      I couldn’t wait to eat them, hehe.

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    ashley - baker by nature
    April 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I LOVE the added lemon in these treats! Brilliant!

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      Thank you so much Ashley πŸ™‚

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    Mony
    April 2, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    My boss found me some Lemon Meringue marshmallows by campfire.
    I’m gonna try rice crispy treats with them.

  • Reply
    Amy
    April 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    I can’t find any Duncan Hines cake mix in Australia, could you suggest an alternative? Thanks, Amy

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 3, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      Hi Amy,
      Any brand will work. I just find Duncan Hines lemon to have the most flavor.
      If you can’t find any lemon cake mix try using a white cake mix with the zest of 3 lemons
      and also the juice from those 3 lemons. Hope this helps!
      Let me know how they turn out πŸ™‚

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        Debbie
        June 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM

        These are fantastic! I couldn’t find Duncan Hines at the store I went to – so I used Betty Crocker and a little more juice (bottled).

        AMAZING recipe. Definitely a keeper for us lemon lovers! Thank you for posting this!

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    Jocelyn
    April 4, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    I am all for feeling like it is the middle of summer!! Cake mix krispies are so much fun to play with. Love this lemon one you created!!!

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    Anonymous
    April 4, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Do these Krispy Treats stay soft?

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 4, 2013 at 11:03 PM

      Yes, if you put them in a sealed container or wrap them in plastic wrap they should stay soft. Mine are still very soft today and I made them Monday. πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    April 5, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Lemon is my favorite flavor and I cannot wait to try this recipe! It will surely be a hit this summer. Thanks for “fancy-ing” up Rice Krispie treats!

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    April 7, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Are the marshmallows Mimi or regular size? I want to make these next week. We lose Rice Krispies treats, and these sound like CROWD PLEASERS!

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      I used regular size. They’re definitely crowd pleasers. I hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    OMG! 2 of my favorite things combined! Thanks for the recipe, cant wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM

      Let me know how they turn out πŸ™‚

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        Gracie
        June 19, 2015 at 1:39 PM

        How many squares does this make? I would like to make them for a baby shower πŸ™‚

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    Desiree de Monye
    April 10, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    My daughter made these for me to take to a party. They were a HIT! Everybody loved them. I was sad that I hardly had any left to take home, heeheehee. Definitely will be making these again. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you liked them πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    April 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Would it work without the lemon cake mix? I would like to make them gluten free.

    • Reply
      Karissa K.
      April 10, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      It won’t have as much flavor but you can make them without the cake mix and use the zest of 4 lemons and the juice from 4 lemons. I hope you like them πŸ™‚

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    Happy Family
    April 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Oh, thanks for gluten free option! I was wondering how I could do that. Good thing I just bought a zester! My kids are home sick so I’m happy to induct them into the beautiful world of rice crispy treats!

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    Anonymous
    May 15, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Just made these for my sisters birthday, she loves all things lemon , instead of her usual lemon bars I make her I made her these, of course I had to have a sample. Can I say OMG!!! DELISH

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    The Ohlers
    May 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Is it REALLY 4 1/2 pounds of butter?

    • Reply
      Anonymous
      May 21, 2013 at 9:22 AM

      I’m going to try making these for the upcoming Memorial holiday weekend. They sound delicious. Recipe indicates 4 1/2 tbs (tablespoons) of butter; not pounds. πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    May 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    There are gluten free cake mixes that might be worth a try.

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    Samuel Anderson
    May 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    These look good. Found you via Our Family World. I am going to host a link up party on 8/1/11 for Easy Meal Planning. Would love for you to link up one of your recipes. My latest post mentions a little bit about the link up. http://essayswriters.org/

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  • Reply
    Angela Durden
    July 7, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    I could never again, in good faith or conscience, eat a Rice Krispie treat in any other way than this. This recipe is divine!!!

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      July 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      To be honest at first I thought this was going to be a rude comment, haha. I’m so glad you liked them Angela πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    July 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    I wanted something other than cake for my birthday. One of my favorite things while pregnant is Rice Krispie treats.Since I’m preggo on my bday- this fit the bill!! OMG, nom nom nom.. Thanks for the yummy twist on a classic treat!!

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      July 30, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      So glad I could make a pregnant woman happy! Glad you enjoyed Vanessa πŸ™‚

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    Sharon
    July 31, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    I just made your lemon Rice Krispie treats and they are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      August 1, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      You’re welcome! Glad you liked them Sharon!

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    Lacey English
    August 8, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    I am going to try making these for my sister’s birthday this weekend – she loves lemon! Just another tip: if you can’t find Lemon Cake Mix, just add 1 pkg of dry lemon pudding mix to a vanilla/white cake mix.

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      August 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      I hope your sister loves them πŸ™‚

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    Patricia
    October 9, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Miss Karissa,
    I made these this morning. OMG (I don’t speak thusly, but I will now). I made a batch, waited a short time then cut two squares, one for me and one for DH. He picked his up set it down and said I will have to wait until this sets up. I with a mouthful (another thing I do not normally do) said it won’t change the taste any. He picked it up again and started to eat it. I walked away, went about my business, but they kept calling me. So as I am passing through area DH is in, he holds up his plate and say I wouldn’t be adverse to tasting another one of these. Oh said I, I thought you were waiting for them to set up. So right now of a 9×12, have eaten 1/2 the pan minus two squares. OMG these are to die for. Thank you for putting these out there.

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      Karissa Krishart
      October 11, 2013 at 6:46 PM

      I’m so glad you liked them Patricia! They are one of my favorite recipes by far! πŸ™‚

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    May 29, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Made these this afternoon, and ooooh my goodness!! I love all things lemon, and I have to say, this is one tasty lemon treat!!

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    DubNDub
    July 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    I was excited to find these. I replaced the cake mix with 2 packs of instant lemon pudding. Will see what the volunteers think. Thank you.

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      July 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      I hope you all enjoy! You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

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    Brenda
    June 29, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    2648 calories per serving???

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      June 29, 2015 at 2:22 PM

      oops! That would be if you ate the whole entire pan yourself πŸ˜‰ I forgot to put the amount of servings so it only counted it as 1. Thank you for catching that. I fixed it now πŸ™‚

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    Pam Lambert
    August 2, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    so I am not a big cook so what does it mean zest of 1 lemon and the lemon juice of 1 lemon ? thanks

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    Roz
    February 9, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Is the butter really 4 1/2 lbs butter Thanks sounds great waiting for how much butter to add

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      February 9, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      4 1/2 tablespoons! Hope you enjoy!
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    Megan
    October 16, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    I just made these, and they’re absolutely amazing! The only thing I did differently is I added a little bit of vanilla. Thanks for the great recipe!

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