Home > Desserts > Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats July 23, 2020 | 7 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Extra gooey and delicious Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats with extra marshmallows and cocoa-coated Krispies cereal are so easy to make! They’re ready in 30 minutes or less and no baking is required. Obsessed with Rice Krispie treats like us? Try our Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies Treats, Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats, or the original Rice Krispies Treats recipe next! Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Hands down, the best Rice Krispies Treats® my mom made always featured a chocolate topping or a drizzle of chocolate on top. The more chocolate, the better! So today, I’m channeling that chocolate essence into the cereal itself to bring you some rich and intensely chocolate treats. In fact, these Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats incorporate three types of chocolate: chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and Cocoa Krispies® cereal. Because sometimes, more really is more! QUICK TIP Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, and Fruity Pebbles are all trademarked cereal brands produced by Kellogg’s. We respect these trademarks and use the names for clear identification of the cereal types used in this recipe. Feel free to use any brand of crispy rice cereal you prefer.. Ingredients In Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Unsalted Butter: Forms the base for melting marshmallows, adding richness and preventing sticking. Miniature Marshmallows: Key for binding and creating the classic gooey texture. Most are melted for smoothness, while some are added later for added texture. Cocoa Powder: Provides a deep chocolate flavor, enhancing the chocolaty taste. Milk Chocolate Chips: Add a sweet, creamy chocolate taste. Cocoa Krispies Cereal: The main structural component, offering a crispy texture and chocolate flavor. Salt: Balances the sweetness and enhances overall flavors. Vanilla Extract: Adds subtle aroma and depth of flavor. How To Make Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Prepare Pan: Line a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. Melt Marshmallows: In a large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add most of the marshmallows, stirring until fully melted. Add Chocolate: Remove from heat. Mix in cocoa powder, chocolate chips, salt, and vanilla. Then, gently stir in Cocoa Krispies cereal and the remaining marshmallows. Set in Pan: Pour the mixture into the pan. Lightly press it down evenly, but not too firmly. Cool and Cut: Let it cool for about 20 minutes, then cut into squares. QUICK TIPWhen purchasing marshmallows, gently press on the bags to feel for the softest ones. I recommend using those marshmallows within a few days of purchasing when making Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats. Here are some tips on keeping your marshmallows fresh. STORAGE How To Store Optimal Enjoyment: Best enjoyed within the first couple of days, ideally on the first day. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Freezing and Thawing (Optional): Freezing: Wrap each bar in wax paper and plastic wrap on the day they’re made. Place in a resealable freezer bag and freeze for up to six months. Thawing: Thaw by leaving a bar at room temperature for 15-20 minutes. More Dessert Recipes Pizookie Muddy Buddies Mini Brownie Bites with Rolos Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars Confetti Bars FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe Extra gooey and delicious Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats, with extra marshmallows and cocoa-coated krispies cereal, are so easy to make -- ready in 30 minutes or less and no baking is required! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Extra gooey and delicious Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats, with extra marshmallows and cocoa-coated krispies cereal, are so easy to make -- ready in 30 minutes or less and no baking is required! Course Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian Cuisine American Keyword Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Prep Time 20 minutes minutes Set up time 15 minutes minutes Total Time 35 minutes minutes Servings 12 -16 bars Chelsea Lords Calories 248kcal Author Chelsea Lords Ingredients▢ 5 tablespoons unsalted butter▢ 5 ½ cups miniature marshmallows▢ ¼ cup regular unsweetened cocoa powder (See Note 1)▢ ¾ cup milk chocolate chips (See Note 2)▢ 6 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal (See Note 3)▢ ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla extractUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsPREP: Line a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper, including an overhang for easy removal. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray and set aside. Measure out the cereal so it is ready to add when the time comes.MARSHMALLOWS: In a very large nonstick pot, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter is completely melted, add in all but 1 cup of the marshmallows. Stir constantly, keeping the heat on low, until the marshmallows are completely melted.ADD CHOCOLATE: As soon as the marshmallows are melted, remove the pot from the heat. Stir in the cocoa powder, chocolate chips, salt and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Next, working quickly, stir in the Cocoa Krispies cereal very gently. Lastly, stir in the reserved 1 cup marshmallows. Stir until combined.SET UP: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Lightly spritz your hands with cooking spray and gently press (do not press hard/compact or you'll get hard bars) the mixture evenly into the pan. Allow the bars to cool and set up (about 15-20 minutes) before using the overhang to pull the bars out and cut them into squares.ENJOY: Bars are best enjoyed same day they are made. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: Cocoa: Don't use Dutch-process cocoa powder in these bars. Unsweetened regular cocoa powder works best. Note 2:Chocolate chips: I recommend a high-quality brand of chocolate chips like Ghirardelli® or Guittard®. We love milk chocolate, and semi-sweet or dark would also work well. Use semi-sweet if you prefer less sweetness. Note 3: Chocolate levels: If you are concerned about sweetness, use half Cocoa Krispies and half regular Rice Krispies. We like these bars very chocolate-y, so prefer them with all Cocoa Krispies. Nutrition FactsServing: 16bars | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 713IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. 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