Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

6 people
15 min

Make these delicious chocolate Rice Krispies Treats in less than 10 minutes. Made with cocoa Rice Krispies, marshmallows, Kerry Gold butter, and topped with Lucky Charm marshmallows, this is one fun dessert recipe you’ll want to make again and again!

The best chocolate rice Krispies you've ever had!

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Chocolate Rice Krispies are delicious any time of the year and make a lovely dessert option for Easter, Valentine's Day and Saint Patrick's Day! You could gift these to your Valentine for a delicious chocolate treat! Chocolate rice krispie treats with cocoa powder take less than 10 minutes to make and taste like a giant chocolate marshmallow.

These Chocolate rice krispie cakes pair well with my healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake as well as my Strawberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie and don't forget to try my delicious Irish Cream Latte a St. Patrick's Day Classic!

When I was a kid, my mom would get the classic blue boxes of Rice Krispies at the grocery store as a treat and I always remember getting so excited about them.

If I saw the blue box peeping out, I would immediately ask her if I could have one. Rice Krispies sure hold a nostalgic place in my heart.

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I adore chocolate rice krispies treats!

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🍫Ingredients For Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

What you'll need for Double Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats:

Chocolate Rice Krispies Ingredients:

  • 1-bag marshmallows or mini marshmallows
  • Cocoa Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Kerry Gold Butter
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Lucky Charm Marshmallows (optional)
  • Cooking Spray

You'll also need a mixing bowl, parchment paper, and a baking pan for the rice krispies treats to set in the fridge.

See full recipe card below for quantities

That's it! Only four ingredients and you've got dark chocolate rice krispie treats!

The best chocolate rice crispy treats!
🍫 Add in's for even better chocolate rice krispies treats

  • Mini Chocolate Chips or sweet chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • M&M's

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making rice krispie treats! Just make sure you don't add too many mix-in's or it will overload the chocolate cripsy cakes and cocoa krispies.

Looking to make Strawberry Rice Krispies? Check out this fun recipe!

🍫 How To Make Chocolate Rice Crispy Cakes
A tray of delicious chocolate rice crispy treats

Step 1: In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat.

Step 2: Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Step 3: Add the melted marshmallows to the chocolate rice krispies and Cocoa powder mixture

Melted marshmallows are the key to success!

Step 4: Using a spatula, mix the melted marshmallows and rice krispies mixture until well coated

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Step 4: Using a buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.

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Step 5: Stash rice Krispies in the fridge until firm, slice into squares and enjoy!

Step 6: (Optional) Press Lucky Charm Marshmallows onto the top of the prepared chocolate rice Krispy treats for an even yummier dessert!

A tray of delicious chocolate rice crispy treats
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Cereal Treats Pro Tips:

  • You can cool your krispie treats recipe at room temperature, but be patient and don't cut them into rice krispy squares until they have set.
  • You can store cocoa rice krispie treats at room temperature in a sealed, airtight container.
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Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
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  • 6  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 5 1/2 cups Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Chocolate Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 2 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Bag Lucky Charms Marshmallows (optional)

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Add the cocoa powder and stir again
Add the Chocolate rice krispies and stir until well coated
In a parchment lined 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan, evenly press the rice krispie mixture into the bottom of the pan.
Press Lucky Charm Marshmallows onto the tops of the prepared rice krispies before letting them firm up in the fridge. This step is completely optional.
Let firm up room temperature or pop into the fridge for at-least 15-minutes.
Store leftover rice krispy treats in a sealed airtight glass container on the kitchen counter for up to 5-days.
  • Recipe Notes:
  • 🍫 Chocolate rice krispie treats can be stored in a sealed container on the kitchen counter, but you can also store them in the fridge to extend their shelf life.
  • 🍫 Chocolate rice krispy treats are best eaten right away but do store well.
  • 🍫 You can add in mix-ins you like-chocolate chips, m&m's, rainbow sprinkles, the possibilities are endless!
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