Beyond the Rice Krispies Treat: 9 New Ways to Use Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies Treats aren't the only way to use the classic puffed rice cereal.

Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint

From savory brussels sprouts to luscious chocolate layer cake, here are nine excellent ways to use Rice Krispies.

1. Rosemary Chicken with Rice Krispies
Star chef Roy Choi says this crazy-crispy, cereal-topped chicken sounds a little weird, "but you're gonna love it!"

Rosemary Chicken with Rice Krispies
© Andrew Purcell.

© Andrew Purcell

2. Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Rice Topping
Instead of marshmallows, these fluffy sweet potatoes are topped with crunchy Rice Krispies.

Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Rice Topping
© John Kernick

3. Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint
David Chang's savory dish gets its amazing texture thanks to Rice Krispies.

Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Mint

4. Cheese Crisps
Rice Krispies give these cheddary wafers their terrific crackle.

5. Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies
Top Chef alum Stephanie Izard amps up broccoli with a butter-toasted Rice Krispies topping.

Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies
© John Kernick

6. Crunchy Milk Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layer Cake
This incredible layer cake features a filling made with almonds, salted peanuts, creamy peanut butter, chocolate and Rice Krispies.

Crunchy Milk Chocolate—Peanut Butter Layer Cake
© Tina Rupp

7. Spicy Cashew Brittle and Chocolate Crunch Bark
Chocolate and Rice Krispies is all you need for crunchy chocolate bark.

Spiced Cashew Brittle and Chocolate Crunch Bark

8. Rice Brittle Crunch
Peanut brittle mixed with crispy rice cereal makes an excellent ice cream topping.

Rice Brittle Crunch
© Quentin Bacon

9. Caramel Cream Pie with Crispy Rice Topping
This surprisingly luxe dessert features humble ingredients like graham crackers (crushed with hazelnuts to yield a tender crust) and puffed rice cereal (transformed into a brilliant topping).

Caramel Cream Pie with Crispy Rice Topping
Humble ingredients like puffed rice cereal (transformed into a brilliant topping) and graham crackers (crushed with hazelnuts to yield a tender crust) are the core of this surprisingly luxe dessert. © Frances Janisch
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