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Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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If you love the flavor of a yummy oatmeal cookie but you’re looking for a bit more crunch, this is the recipe for you. Crisp and sweet, this delicious cookie is packed full of nutritious goodness. Best of all, it’s incredibly easy to make.

Can I bake with Rice Krispies?

Oatmeal Rice Crispy Cookies from Out of the Box Baking

We already know that Rice Krispies are useful in a number of ways. In a bowl with milk, for instance. And coated in melted marshmallows as Rice Krispie treats. Bakers often use these crispy treats on their sculpted cakes because they can be formed into any shapes you like.

I happened to have some Rice Krispies that needed to be used. So, I went on a search across the Internet for a cookie recipe that included this yummy cereal. I knew that I could add oats, so I typed in “rice Krispie oatmeal cookies” and stumbled across multiple recipes that were all pretty similar.

I settled on one from Southern Made Simple and decided to tweak it slightly by adding half a cup of mini chocolate chips. I knew that this recipe would probably end up being similar to my Peanut Butter Ranger Cookies, only without the peanut butter.

If you like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies you’re going to adore these. And let’s face it. . .Rice Krispies are a lovely secret ingredient.

Ingredients for these Tasty Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips from Out of the Box Baking.com

This is a simple recipe with easy-to-follow instructions. You’ll find the full list in a printable recipe at the bottom of this post, but for now, here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. You’ve probably got most of these things in your pantry or fridge already.

  • room temperature salted butter
  • white sugar
  • packed brown sugar
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • quick oats
  • Rice Krispie cereal
  • chocolate chips (optional)

How to make Oatmeal Rice Krispy Cookies

These yummy cookies come together so easily, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make them before! Here’s how you whip them up.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place butter in a mixing bowl and beat until light and creamy. You can use an electric mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, which is what I used.

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips from Out of the Box Baking.com

Add sugars and extract and mix thoroughly.

Add egg and mix until incorporated.

In a separate bowl combine baking soda and flour. Slowly work flour mixture into wet ingredients.

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips from Out of the Box Baking.com

Add oats to the batter and mix.

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips from Out of the Box Baking.com

Add rice cereal. Be careful not to over-mix.

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips from Out of the Box Baking.com

Stir in chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet but feel free to use milk chocolate chips.

Oatmeal Rice Crispy Cookies from Out of the Box Baking

Prepare a baking sheet by placing a sheet of parchment paper on it. Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet with cookie scoop.

Place in preheated oven and bake 11 minutes or until light golden brown.

Remove from oven and place tray on wire rack. Cookies will firm up slightly as they cool.

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips from Out of the Box Baking.com

How these cookies turned out

You would have to know how much I love oatmeal cookies to realize how unique it is for me to deviate from my own personal Chunky Oatmeal Craisin Cookie recipe. But I’m so glad I did!

This is a great cookie recipe!

These are light, crisp, and totally loaded with sweetness. I loved the added crunch of the Rice Krispies and thought the addition of melted chocolate bits was just the ticket! (Talk about a great texture!)

I think my grandkids are going to give these cookies rave reviews.

Questions People are Asking about these Oatmeal Cookies:

What type of oatmeal should I use?

Brand doesn’t matter but you do need to use quick oats. Don’t try to substitute oatmeal from the little prepared packets. It won’t work properly.

What other crispy cereal could I try?

The possibilities are endless. You might consider cornflakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or even Cheerios.

Variations on these Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies:

  • Add walnuts to the recipe for additional crunch.
  • Looking for a darker, chewier cookie? Skip the granulated sugar and go with all brown sugar.
  • Stir in half a cup of peanut butter to add a bit of creaminess.
  • Are you a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies? If so, add raisins (or Craisins, my favorite) to make these more like my chunky chewy oatmeal cookie recipe. I actually add walnuts and Craisins to my oatmeal cookies).
  • Add caramel chips. Yum. Or, what about butterscotch chips? Ooooh! White chocolate chips!
  • Make chocolate chip pecan crunch cookies. (Doesn’t that sound delicious?)
  • To add more density, use whole wheat flour.
  • Add cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice for a spiced-up version of this cookie.

Other Rice Krispy Treats to try:

I love Rice Krispies Cereal and couldn’t wait to find more recipes featuring this yummy breakfast treat. A quick trip across the web revealed all sorts of yummy options for lovers of Rice Krispies. Here are just a few of the recipes I found:

More Cookie Recipes from Out of the Box Baking

I’ve been putting together recipe after recipe and can I just say. . .they’re all delicious! Here are just a few of my cookie recipes you’re sure to enjoy!

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Brown Butter: Every baker needs an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe, one that causes people to stop in their tracks and say, “Oh my goodness, this is the best cookie I’ve ever eaten!”

Peanut Butter Ranger Cookies: I started to call these my “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” cookies because I (literally) throw everything in them that you can think of. Crunchy. Salty. Sweet. Savory. It all goes in these yummy Peanut Butter Ranger Cookies. You’re going to love them because they hit all of the notes. Literally, all of the notes.

Stuffed Brownie Cookies: If you love brownies but want the convenience of a gooey cookie, you’ve come to the right place! In this recipe you’ll learn how to make ridiculously easy stuffed brownie cookies. They’re not like anything you’ve ever had, I promise!

That’s it for now, friends. I can’t wait to see what you think about these delicious Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies! They will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

This is the first time I’ve baked with Rice Krispies but it certainly won’t be the last!


Follow this link for a comprehensive post listing more of my fall cookies and bars, perfect for autumn!


About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes

If you love the flavor of a yummy oatmeal cookie but you're looking for a bit more crunch, this is the recipe for you. Crisp and sweet, this delicious cookie is packed full of nutritious goodness. Best of all, it's incredibly easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies with Chocolate Chips
  • 1 stick room temperature salted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place butter in mixing bowl and bean until light and creamy.
  3. Add sugars and extract and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add egg and mix until incorporated.
  5. In a separate bowl combine baking soda and flour. Slowly work flour mixture into wet ingredients.
  6. Add oats to the batter and mix.
  7. Add Rice Krispies. Be careful not to over-mix.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Prepare a cookie sheet by placing a sheet of parchment paper on it.
  10. Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheet.
  11. Place in preheated oven and bake 11 minutes or until lightly golden.
  12. Remove from oven and place tray on wire cooling rack.
  13. Cookies will firm up slightly as they cool.

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This recipe made the best peanut cookie I have ever tasted! I just swapped the chips for dry roasted peanuts; that’s what I had a hankering for! Thank you so much.

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Wednesday 27th of July 2022

You are so welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Now I have to try it with the dry roasted peanuts!

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