Lemon Rice Krispie Recipe

My husband LOVES winter.  LOVES snow. LOVES cold weather.  I am the opposite.  I was raised in Southern California and am a beach girl at heart.  So I LOVE the sun. LOVE warm weather and LOVE when it stays light at night.

We  are fortunate enough to live in a state where we get to truly experience the four different seasons. Just today I told my hubby, “Better watch out, baby!  My season is about to hit!”.  It was met by a groan and I think I might have even seen a bead of sweat starting to form on his forehead.  Anything over 60 degrees and he instantly turns into a portable heater.

In thinking about summer, maybe that is why I was drawn to this pin for Lemon Rice Krispie Treats by Sweet as  a Cookie.  Lemonade, lemon popsicles and now Lemon Rice Krispie Treats.  Can’t you just feel the heat!  Ahhh….summertime!

Super easy to make, the lemon in these makes for a great twist to a classic treat.  The only problem was that I made these when I was home alone. Which meant there was no one else to share them with.

Which meant I ate more than one.

Maybe three.

Okay, maybe more then three but not the whole pan.



Make these today but just make sure there’s someone home to share them with. Otherwise call me.  I’ll understand.

This Pin Rocks!

Lemon Rice Krispie Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 and ½ tbs. butter
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • the lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 and ½ bags of marshmallows (10oz. bags)
  • ⅔ cup Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme cake mix
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  1. Prepare a 8x8 inch or 13x9 inch pan with shortening; set aside. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat with the lemon zest and juice. Add in marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Slowly stir in the dry cake mix. Once combined remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Using greased spatula press mixture into greased pan. Cool on the countertop for approximately 30 minutes.

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  1. These are very intriguing. I wonder what texture these have with the cake mix? Thank you for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday!

    • Hi Cindy! You and I think alike! I was wondering too but they are just as creamy as the regular. But with a light, lemony twist. You’ll love it! Deb – The oldest

      • Have you ever tried this recipe with lemon jello? I was just wondering if it would work. I love lemon :)

        • Hi Deb! Haven’t tried it with lemon jello but it might just work. Lemon is one of my all time favorites too! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  2. I love lemon and think these look amazing, I am pinning these! Thank you for sharing.

    • Jennifer, thanks for stopping by and if you make these, let me know what you think! Deb – The Oldest

  3. kimslittlelife says:

    These sound delish! I love the addition of the lemon cake mix, plus the juice and zest. Putting these on the “to make” list!

  4. Greetings from Minnesota. If you tune in to the national weather, you will know that we are NEVER going to have spring. But these treats look like they could help me pretend that warmer days are ahead. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts.

    • Hi Aimee! haha Well make a batch and sit down and dream that you are in Hawaii! Loved your comment! Deb – The Oldest

  5. This looks delicious. My favorite flavor is lemon!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

    • Hi Nichi! I love lemon too! And thanks for the invite. We’ll come on over and share! Deb – The Oldest

  6. Debbie says:

    To; Deb-The Oldest, this is Deb- The youngest (in my family). Thank you so much for putting this on Pinterest. Like you and a lot of people, I LOVE lemon! I made two pans and took them to a Club we are members of and they disappeared in a heart beat! Will be making these often, I’m sure!

    • Debbie says:

      To Deb – The Youngest. You just made my day! So glad you liked them. I knew you were an intelligent person as soon as I saw your name! Deb – The Oldest

  7. Sounds great. But what do you do with the rest of the cake mix?


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