April 30, 2020

Chocolate crispy rice treats

Finished chocolate crispy rice treats on a plate.

Crispy rice treats are a classic dessert and bake sale goodie that we all know and love. This version takes them up a notch with the addition of chocolate chips for an extra-special and delicious treat!

I've debated sharing this recipe because I feel like everyone probably already knows how to make classic crispy rice cereal treats. But, I've been playing around with a chocolate variation for a while and I've perfected this version that we love so much.

I felt it was worth sharing on the blog, especially right now when we are looking for more things to do with our kids at home. My kids ask to make these quite frequently and it's a bonus that they are super simple to make and require only a few pantry staple ingredients.

The trick to getting the chocolate just right in these is adding a bit more butter than the plain treats and stirring the chocolate chips in at the end (versus what I have tried before -- stirring the chocolate chips into the melted butter/marshmallow mixture, which gets too thick.) The chocolate melts enough to incorporate throughout the treats, but leaves some larger pieces intact. They are slightly firmer than traditional crispy rice treats.

Now that we can make a chocolate version, you can really use any chips you want -- milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and more! They are versatile and adaptable to what you have on hand and your family's favorite flavors.

Side view of cut chocolate crispy rice treats

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate crispy rice treats

Chocolate crispy rice treats

Crispy rice treats are a classic dessert and bake sale goodie that we all know and love. This version takes them up a notch with the addition of chocolate chips for an extra-special and delicious treat!

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Lightly spray a 13"x 9" baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the salt and marshmallows and stir until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Stir in the chocolate chips until combined.
  4. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Use a piece of wax paper to push the mixture down firmly in an even layer.
  5. Let cool. Cut into squares and serve.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container for 1-2 days.
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I hope you give these treats a try! Let me know in the comments below.
Chocolate crispy rice treats on plate and in pan.

Check out these other chocolate desserts:

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Double Chocolate Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Chip Rhubarb Brownies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

9 comments:

  1. o boy these rice crispy bars look really good!

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  2. My daughter would LOVE these yummy chocolatey treats!

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  3. I used to adore cocoa krispies when I was a kid. These sound so good!

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  4. I just bought Rice Krispies...thank you for the inspiration. Printing your recipe now!

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  5. I love gooey rice treats. The chocolate definitely takes them over the top. YUM!

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  6. Mmm! Krispie treats are always nice because they are so easy. The chocolate really adds something!

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  7. My guys are going to flip for these! You can never go wrong with chocolate!

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  8. Oh yum! These would make me feel like a kid again, for sure.

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