Golden Grahams Treats

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These three-ingredient Golden Grahams treats are made with Golden Grahams, marshmallow cream, and butter. I like to think of them as an over-the-top version of the classic Rice Krispie treat that’s just as sticky sweet and delicious.

Golden Grahams treats

All you need to make my ridiculously quick and easy Golden Grahams treats are Golden Grahams, marshmallow creme (also known as marshmallow cream or marshmallow fluff), and unsalted butter. The instructions are as simple as melting the marshmallow creme and the butter, then mixing that with the Golden Grahams and tossing the gooey marshmallow mixture in a baking dish. Then voila, you have yourself Golden Grahams’ cereal treats.

Now, I do recommend cooling the treats before eating, but if you wanna eat it straight out of the pan while warm, I’m not looking 😉. I hope you enjoy these ooey-gooey deliciously sweet cereal bars. And if you are like me and love anytime of dessert bars make sure you check out Turtle BarsPecan BarsTropical Dream BarsPumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied PecansPeanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars, and Peach Bars.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Golden Grahams Treats:

ingredients for Golden Grahams treats

  • Golden Graham cereal
  • Unsalted butter
  • Marshmallow cream

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Make Golden Grahams Treats:

mix marshmallow cream and butter in a bowl

Dump your marshmallow cream and butter in a bowl.

I just put that bowl in the microwave and microwave it at 30 to 45-second intervals, stirring in between each, until it is nicely blended and one big bowl of delicious buttery marshmallow goop. (You could also do this on the stove, if you prefer!)

grease pan

Grease a 9×13 baking pan either with butter or cooking spray. I went with cooking spray.

microwaved marshmallow and butter mixture

Here is what the combined marshmallow and butter mixture looks like

add your golden grahams

Add in your Golden Grahams. 

store golden graham treats until well-coated

Stir that up until well coated.

At first, it is going to seem like you’ll never get it all coated but then all of a sudden the whole bowl seems to turn white.

spread cereal into pan

Spread your cereal mixture out into your prepared pan and press it down just a bit.

Not enough to crush the Grahams but to just help them stick together some.

This isn’t going to be a super firm; these bars will still have some give to them and taste fresh even a day later.

enjoy your marshmallow treats!

 Enjoy your marshmallow treats (and believe me, you will).

Golden Grahams treats


Leftover gooey Golden Graham bars will last up to a week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. However, fresh is best when it comes to these cereal treats, so I do recommend trying to eat them within a few days if possible.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use mini marshmallows instead?

Yes, you can substitute mini marshmallows for the cream. I believe the substitution should be around 2 cups for every container of marshmallow cream (at least that is what Kraft says). I think there is far more marshmallow cream in that 7-ounce container than 2 cups of mini marshmallows, though.

If I were me (and it just so happens that today I am), I would just go buy marshmallow cream because I think that is one of the secrets to this recipe being so stinking good and it is only about a dollar a container.

Can you make cereal treats with other types of cereal?

You betcha! I personally love to make this recipe with Fruity Pebbles. But other great options include Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Let your imagination run wild!

How do you make a Golden Graham smores bars recipe?

For the s’mores effect, you can add up to 1 cup of mini chocolate chips to the bowl when you microwave the marshmallow fluff and butter. Then follow the remaining instructions. The milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate chips, whatever you’ve got) combined with the Golden Grahams and melted marshmallow cream gives you that s’mores taste without the campfire!

I think you’ll also love these homemade sweet treats:

Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut Butter Candy

Homemade Christmas Candies

Strawberry Candy Recipe

Homemade Caramels

Bon Bons With Coconut

golden graham treats

Golden Grahams Treats

These 3-ingredient Golden Grahams treats are made with Golden Grahams, marshmallow cream, and butter and are like an over-the-top version of the classic Rice Krispie treat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, cereal, marshmallow
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal


  • 3 7-oz containers marshmallow cream*
  • 1 stick butter
  • 10 cups Golden Grahams


  • In a large bowl, place butter and marshmallow cream. Microwave in 45-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and well blended.
    3 7-oz containers marshmallow cream*, 1 stick butter
  • Add cereal and stir well to coat.
    10 cups Golden Grahams
  • Spread your marshmallow mixture out into greased 9x13 baking dish and allow it to cool before cutting. Or eat it warm and enjoy it anyway!


Calories: 300kcal
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  1. This stuff right here … well, it’s awesome! I cannot tell you how many times I have made a third of a batch just for me@

  2. Ok. I must have done something wrong. I have looked over the recipe and can’t figure it out. I made these. The first night, they were delicious! The next day they were tough with no crunch.

    1. Is your microwave really volcanic? It may be that the marshmallow overcooked, which makes it really tough and hard to eat. Perhaps if you melt the butter a bit first and then add the marshmallow about halfway through, it will melt nicely without getting too hot. I’m planning to try these soon and will likely melt my butter first just to be safe. But it’s good to know they were delicious initially!

  3. I have this cereal in the pantry…and halloween is this week … the grandkids will really like these especially if I add some of those little chocolate pieces they like……… thanks again Christy!

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