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Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

How to make the best chocolate Rice Krispie treats with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Quick and easy no bake recipe!
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Course: Rice Krispie Treats
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Before you get started, prepare your baking pan by spraying it well with cooking spray.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pot or Dutch oven over low to medium heat.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt.
  • Add the mini marshmallows and chocolate chips to the butter mixture, stirring 'til almost melted.
  • Whisk in the cocoa powder 'til it's fully mixed into the melted marshmallow and chocolate chip mixture.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the crisp rice cereal.
  • Finally, spread the mixture in your greased 9×13 baking dish, gently patting 'til even and smooth.*
  • Be sure to allow your treats time to cool before cutting them into squares and serving.


*TIP: You can keep the sticky treats from sticking to your hands by wetting your hands just a bit with water, or spray your hands with cooking spray before pressing the treats into the pan.
How can I soften Krispie treats?
Use fresh ingredients, especially the marshmallows and cereal. When cooking the marshmallow mixture, don't overdo it; you want them to be almost melted when you go to stir in the cocoa powder. Use a bit more cereal than marshmallows; we like to use 8 cups cereal to 6 cups mini marshmallows, which will give you a soft, chewy treat. When you go to spread your treats in the pan, don't just pack them down; gently pat them down evenly and smoothly. And finally, store your Rice Krispie treats properly.
Why are my rice crispy treats falling apart?
This can happen when the recipe calls for too much butter, it calls for too many marshmallows, or the treats haven't completely cooled; they're liable to be stickier and quicker to fall apart while warm. Use exact ingredients, allow them to cool, and your Rice Krispie squares will form and meld together quite nicely.
How should I store chocolate Krispie treats?
Store these treats in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag. Crispy treats are best eaten the first 2 or 3 days, while they're still nice and soft.
Can I freeze chocolate Rice Krispie squares?
You can if you need to. Just make sure they're stored in an airtight container or freezer bag. Then make sure to get them out with at least half an hour to thaw before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g
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