Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

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by Fig Jar
12 servings
30 min

made with rich dark chocolate and a classic chewy rice krispie treat base!

chocolate covered rice krispie treats stacked on parchment

Rice krispie treats are one of my favorite no-bake treats to make (and eat!). I love the crispy cereal, chewy, buttery-ness and when I top it with my favorite dark chocolate and sea salt? So GOOD. While my Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats are also amazing and I love them, they feel more like a spring/summer dessert, or Valentine’s day treat. Fall treats need a little more depth and richness! So let’s make these Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats!

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Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

Here’s what you’ll need to make these krispie treats:

Rice Krispie Cereal – You can also use any off-brand of crispy rice cereal you can find. No one will be able to tell the difference!

Butter – I use salted because I mostly have that on hand and a touch of extra saltiness really makes for a tastier rice krispie treat, in my opinion!

Marshmallows – It’s helpful to use mini marshmallows, but if all you have a regular size, use them!

Vanilla extract – A little touch of vanilla extract is always good with chocolate!

Dark chocolate – My favorite dark chocolate bars are the Dark Chocolate Lover’s Bars (affiliate link) from Trader Joe’s. They are so smooth and not too sweet. If you can’t find those, you can use dark chocolate chips or another dark chocolate bar that you like.

chopped dark chocolate on a baking scale

Corn syrup – This will get mixed in with the dark chocolate for some extra shine and smoothness so it’s easier to dip the krispie treats.

Sea salt (affiliate link) – I loveeee sprinkling a little sea salt on chocolatey baked goods. It really brings out the flavor of the chocolate and balances the sweetness from the marshmallows, making these feel pretty darn classy for rice krispie treats.

How to make chocolate covered rice krispie treats

The base is made just like regular rice krispie treats!

First, either grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with butter or line it with parchment paper.

Then start by melting butter, then adding marshmallows. Stir constantly until melted.

marshmallows and butter melting in a pot

Once melted, turn off the heat and add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rice krispie cereal with a rubber spatula until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.

Scrape the cereal mixture into the prepared baking dish, then press into an even layer. You’ll want to grease your hands with a little butter so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands.

Allow this to cool/set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then we’ll dip!

How to coat rice krispie treats with chocolate

Put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and place in the microwave on high for 1 minute intervals until melted, stirring in between each interval. Then add the corn syrup.

melted chocolate in a microwave safe bowl

Cut the rice krispie treats into squares and have a wire cooling rack handing to place the treats onto as you dip.

rice krispie treats cut into squares

Drop a rice krispie treat face-down into the chocolate, lift and allow any excess chocolate to drip, then flip and place on the cooling rack. You can use the back of a spoon or a spatula to smooth out the chocolate if necessary.

rice krispie treat getting dipped into melted chocolate

Once all are coated, place the treats back in the fridge to set the chocolate. About 5-10 minutes in, when the chocolate has partially set, sprinkle with the sea salt.

chocolate dipped rice krispie treats on a wire cooling rack
Why you’ll love these chocolate covered rice krispie treats
sideview chocolate covered rice krispie treats stacked on parchment paper

I think you’ll love these rice krispie treats because they are:

  • Perfectly chewy with balanced flavor, thanks to our sea salt!

  • Easy to make but feel a little fancy when you use rich dark chocolate and flakey sea salt

  • No-bake, which means they are perfect for when you don’t want to turn your oven on, or you need the room in the oven for more serious holiday baking!

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Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Rice Krispie Treats
  • 7 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 5 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • sea salt for topping optional
Dipping Chocolate
  • 8 oz chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
Rice Krispie Treats
Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with butter.
Melt butter in a large stock pot over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until fully melted. Remove from heat and add vanilla and a pinch of salt. Then add the cereal and stir gently with a rubber spatula until cereal is coated with marshmallow mixture.
Scrape the mixture into prepared pan and press down in an even layer using your hands. Grease your hands with a little butter to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands.
Place dish in the refrigerator to cool for about 30 minutes.
Melt the chocolate: place chopped chocolate in a microwave save bowl and microwave on high in 1-minute intervals until melted. Then stir in the corn syrup.
Remove the krispie treats from the fridge and slice into squares. Have a wire cooling rack nearby to place dipped krispie treats onto.
Place a krispie treat one-side down into the chocolate just to coat the top and down the sides slightly. Then place on cooling rack. Continue with the rest until all are dipped.
Place the cooling rack in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to set the chocolate. After its in the fridge for about 10 minutes, sprinkle with sea salt so the chocolate is more tacky and doesn't melt the salt.
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