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Corn pop treats are a fun spin on the classic rice krispy treat! These corn pop treats will bring you right back to childhood!

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You guys, I’m so excited to share this with you! My coworker and I were at CVS on our lunch break when I spotted a big box of Corn Pops on sale for $2. Now, we rarely have these types of cereals anymore. We usually have the boring adult cereals at home. We never buy lucky charms, corn flakes, cocoa puffs, the real sugary stuff anymore. BUT when I spotted these corn pops, something came over me. It was some weird nostalgic feeling and I was like I HAVE to get a box, and while we were walking back to the office, I was wracking my brain of what treat I could make with these instead of just eating them straight out of the box – which, I may or may not did with the leftover corn pops. My lips are sealed! ;)

Anyway, so I decided to just put a spin on regular rice krispy treats and make corn pop treats! I like mine extra gooey with more marshmallow than cereal but you can totally swing the other way or you can be all for the equality of equal parts!

Y’all, these were addicting. Jason and I relived childhood by eating these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (haha sounds a bit more like college ’cause I’m sure our parents would never let us do that). Our tummies were full and our time travel was bittersweet..and now you guys get to do the same! :)

Corn Pop Treats

A fun spin on the classic rice krispy treat that will bring you right back to childhood!  
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 7 cups corn pops cereal
  • 1 10 ounce bag of large marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
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  • Line the bottom of a 9x13" baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt 6 tbsp. of butter over medium high heat then pour in the 10 oz. bag of marshmallows. Stir continually until the marshmallows have all melted. You need to stir frequently to keep the marshmallows from burning.
  • Remove pot from heat and pour in the corn pops cereal. Mix/stir until all the corn pops are covered in the marshmallow mixture. If you feel that you need more cereal, add more, a 1/2 cup at a time. Like I mentioned above, I like mine more marshmallow/gooey.
  • Immediately pour contents of the pot into prepared baking pan and using the back of a silicone spatula, gently press down on the mixture to evenly spread it throughout the pan.
  • Let cool for 2 hours then cut into squares.
  • These are best eaten the day of. By the next day, the cereal gets somewhat stale and soft.



Serving: 1 bar | Calories: 191 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 141 mg | Potassium: 30 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 17 g

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal treat
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Thursday 22nd of June 2017


These look great. Do they get soggy or rock hard? If so, how could I prevent that? I want to store these for a little while.


Monday 26th of June 2017

Hi, they don't get soggy or rock hard. They're actually kind of soft, in my opinion!


Saturday 22nd of April 2017

I would drizzle chocolate or white chocolate over the top. Yum!

delaney davidson

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

this recipe made my bowl explode when i was doing this. i followed the instructions exactly and it caused my glass bowl to shatter into a million pieces

Mark Roughin

Thursday 21st of July 2016

Ha-ha. I'm assuming the glass she used was not oven-safe.


Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Hi, sorry that happened to you but I'd just like to point out that if you truly did follow instructions exactly; you would've read that the mixture is made in a pot on the stove then poured into a baking pan to set up. I'm not quite sure how your glass bowl would shatter unless you put the bowl on the stove?


Saturday 16th of January 2016

Hi! I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never :) I just made these but did 4 cups Corn Pops and 3 cups Ruffled lays chips. Salty, sweet, ooey gooey and delicious. thanks for the inspiration.


Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Oh yum!!! I can't wait to try these out!