The Best Cereal for Marshmallow Treats

Is there anything better than a chewy, crunchy, buttery marshmallow treat? Sure, you’ve probably eaten your weight in Rice Krispies Treats over the course of a lifetime, but there’s a whole world of cereal on grocery store shelves—and absolutely nothing is stopping you from combining pretty much any of them with gooey marshmallows and melted butter. As self-appointed marshmallow treat connoisseurs, we’d like to encourage you to get creative with your next batch by trying out different cereals. In fact, if you don’t mind a big ol’ sugar bomb, we have some ideas. Warning: Things only get more delicious from this point on.

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Fruity Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles is a top-tier fruity cereal. In fact, it was the best of the best in our best fruity cereal ranking. The crunchy, bitty little flakes are explosively flavorful—and butter and sugary marshmallow are only going to intensify that. It’s a superb cereal with immaculate fruity flavor, and we guarantee these marshmallow treats will be 10/10.

Lucky Charms

Diving into a little bit of texture here, we have Lucky Charms. Lucky Charms make charming (pun intended) marshmallow treats because of their cute little shapes and colorful little marshmallow bits. Even though Lucky Charms aren’t small and uniform like Rice Krispies, they can still be cut up into nice little squares. A sharp knife and some applied pressure will be your friend here. And, surprisingly, the cereal bits retain their crunch after being enveloped in the marshmallow.

Oreo O’s

Oreo O’s are back, and if you love cookies and cream flavored things, this one is for you. Working with a cereal that’s round and comparatively large may be intimidating, but Froot Loops cereal treats exist, so have at it! Our advice is to hurry and make a batch of Oreo O’s marshmallow treats in case Post decides to discontinue it again.

Reese’s Puffs Minis

Of course we need a peanut butter option on this list! Before you get scared, we’d like to argue that if marshmallow and peanut butter weren’t supposed to go together, products like Mallow-Top Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups wouldn’t exist (Reese’s: 1 Food Police: 0). You could argue that Reese’s Puffs are too big for cereal treats—but have you seen Reese’s Puffs Minis? They are teeny-tiny and the perfect size for throwing together in a pan to craft the perfect marshmallow treat. If you truly love peanut butter enough to call yourself a “peanut butter boy” like Rhett & Link do, you’ll consider giving these a try.

Frosted Flakes Strawberry Milkshake

Of all the cereals you could use to make a marshmallow treat, Frosted Flakes do a great job of retaining their crunch. If you like extra-crunchy marshmallow treats, you should pick up a box of Frosted Flakes. But if you really want to wow with your outside-the-box cereal treat prowess, pick up a box of Strawberry Milkshake Frosted Flakes. It’s fruity, fragrant, and really tastes like a strawberry milkshake. Honestly, Kellogg’s should be packaging these as cereal treats—get on it!

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Naajia Shukri

Naajia Shukri is the legit biggest fan of candy corn. She is interested in all things food, art, and beauty. After living in Korea for the past two years, she has gotten back to her L.A. roots, frequenting thrift stores and art museums.

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