My kids love rice krispy type treats. Well okay, my husband and I love them too.
However, I like my rice krispy treats doctored up a little. Plain ones are good, but fancy rice krispy treats are even better.
Today’s treats are chocolate rice krispy treats. Now, most of the time people just buy chocolate rice krispies or another type of chocolate cereal to make them. I have made them that way, but this recipe today is my favorite way to make chocolate rice crispy treats.
What do I do to make these special? I add cocoa, and not only do I add cocoa, I add chocolate chips that melt into the marshmallows. The combination of the cocoa and chocolate chips makes for the perfect amount of chocolate.
These are really good!
Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats
A fun take on a classic Rice Krispy treats recipe.
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 (10 ½ ounce) bag of mini marshmallows
- ¼ cup cocoa
- 8 cups of rice krispy cereal ( use gluten free brown rice cereal for gluten free version )
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- In a large pan melt butter, marshmallow, and cocoa over medium heat, stirring constantly until melted.
- Remove from heat and add cereal. Stir until well combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
- Press into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
- Let sit for several hours, and then cut into bars. These are not quite as firm as regular rice crispy treats. I put them in the refrigerator to help them firm up.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
I’m with you – I love rice krispie treats. I found a dynamo one the other day. It was a NUTELLA rice krispie treat!
I think the only way to improve Rice Krispies Treats is by adding chocolate!
great idea, Lynn! I miss those chocolate PB ones… this looks like a great compromise!!
@SnoWhite, My kids miss those too. That is one of the reasons I came up with just a chocolate version. Well, that and anything is better with chocolate. 🙂
That sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious!
Rice Krispies treats are also great when made with Fruity Pebbles (though a huge sugar bomb).
@Rebecca C., My kids love them made with fruity pebbles. We like them made with all kinds of cereal.
These came out good. I made them today for church. I added a little instant espresso, but other than that pretty much stuck with the recipe. Came out chocolaty. I would make them again.
I am glad you enjoyed them. I love the idea of adding espresso to them.
As far as the holding up, mine held up great. At first I wasn’t so sure, but once they settled well they sliced up nicely. Everyone at church really liked them. I was really pleased with how chocolaty they tasted, I wasn’t expecting that, especially using regular rice krispies. Thank you for sharing them with cyber world!
Oh, I forgot to add, that what I like too is that other than the need to purchase the cereal and marshmallows I usually have everything else on hand, which I really like. I am always looking for things to make that I already have, I hate buying special ingredients to make stuff.