Gray Stuff Rice Krispie Recipe
Our Easter No-Bake Rice Krispie cups always go crazy at that time of year – and for good reason! It’s an easy recipe kids can make, they look super cute – and who doesn’t love the combination of Rice Krispie treats and chocolate?!
This recipe puts a fun Disney twist on that classic, with a swirl of OREO-flavored pudding and pretty sprinkles or chocolate rocks in place of the mini eggs.
OREOs, fluffy mousse-like pudding, chewy Rice Krispie treats, and bonus little hits of sugar and sprinkles? What more could you want in an easy no-bake dessert?
I think they would be perfect for a Beauty and the Beast Movie night but they’d also work for a Pirates of the Caribbean theme, too! (Hence my photo prop choices. I think the edible chocolate rocks definitely bring home the pirate theme. You could also add chocolate gold coins for pirate treasure.)
These little bite-sized desserts taste amazing, but my favorite aspect of this dessert is that Ella was able to make them completely independently!
The most complicated step in this recipe was operating the microwave (to melt the marshmallows for the Rice Krispie treats). You don’t even need to use an electric mixer if you don’t want to – a plain old whisk will work fine.
You can also swap out the Rice Krispie cereal for Cocoa Pebbles, if you want a double chocolate treat.
For More Pirate Desserts, check out:
- Pirate No-Bake Cupcakes from In the Kids Kitchen
- Treasure Chest Cupcakes from It’s Always Autumn
- Edible OREO Coins from Purple Chocolat Home
- Pirate Flag Cookies from In the Kids Kitchen
We made our Gray Stuff recipe for our Beauty and the Beast family movie night. I also served:
It was all super simple to make but made for one amazing movie night!
Gray Stuff Rice Krispie Cups Ingredients
- Rice Krispie cereal
- Vanilla Extract
- Vanilla Pudding Mix
- OREOs, crushed (or other Cookies and Cream cookie)
- Cool Whip
- Edible Sugar Pearls, optional
- Chocolate Rocks, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you may want to try using half of the amount of OREOs called for in this recipe and then increase to your personal taste.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Electric mixer – this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Food Processor
- Piping bag with star tip
How to Make Gray Stuff Cookie Cups
Grease a 12-cup muffin tray and set aside.
Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds. Stir well, and repeat heating as needed.
Add the melted butter and vanilla extract to the marshmallows and stir well to incorporate.
Add the rice cereal cup at a time, gently folding it into the marshmallow mixture, until all of the cereal is incorporated.
Scoop heaping 1/4 cup portions of the rice krispie treats into the prepared muffin tray.
Wet your hands and press the rice krispies into a cup or tart-shape.
Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.
Make the vanilla pudding according to the boxed directions, however only use 1 1/2 cups milk rather than what is called for. (This allows for the frosting to have a thicker texture.)
Place the pudding in the fridge to thicken for 5 minutes as you crush the OREOs in a food processor.
Mix the OREOs into the vanilla pudding until completely combined.
Add the Cool Whip and stir gently until just combined.
Refrigerate for 5 minutes before scooping into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
Swirl the pudding into the prepared rice krispie cups and decorate with edible sugar pearls and chocolate rocks, if desired.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
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Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids have as much fun making and eating these clever Rice Krispie Pudding Cups as mine did!
For more fun Disney desserts, check out our Heart of Tefiti Sugar Cookies or our Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti and Meatballs Cookies.
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