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An overhead picture of the finished Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats on a wooden cutting board.
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Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

These Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats take a minimum amount of time and effort to prepare. They take just 20 minutes to make. So grab the kids because they'll love making them with you!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Cooling Time10 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, marshmallows, rice krispies
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 161kcal
Cost: $3.64

Equipment

  • large pot
  • mixing spoon
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 8x8-inch pan

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 Tablespoon whole milk
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

MELT RICE KRISPIE TREATS BASE:

  • In a large pot over low heat, melt butter, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
  • Stir often until the marshmallows have fully melted.
  • Add in milk and stir until everything is smooth and creamy.

MAKE AND FORM TREATS:

  • Add in the cereal and mix until the cereal is coated in the chocolate marshmallow mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into an 8x8 pan, pressing firmly to fill the pan evenly.
  • Garnish with additional marshmallows and chocolate chips by pressing them gently into the tops of the treats (optional). 

CHILL AND FINISH:

  • Allow the treats to set or chill for 10 minutes.
  • Cut into 12 squares. Serve.

Notes

  • Use fresh marshmallows for the best results
  • Adding half and half or milk makes combining easier
  • Substitute 4 ounces milk chocolate for chocolate chips
  • Store the treats in the pan, covered, at room temperature for 2 days, or wrap the treats individually in plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Serving: 1treat | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 4mg