Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

By Maria Lichty

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Rice Krispie Treats made cocoa powder and chocolate chips for a decadent chocolaty dessert! These easy no-bake treats only take about 10 minutes to make and are always a crowd pleaser, especially with chocolate lovers.

chocolate rice krispie treats cut into squares on parchment paper.

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Whenever we need an EASY treat, we often make Rice Krispie Treats. They only take 10 minutes to make and are always a crowd pleaser. We love classic Rice Krisipie Treats, peanut butter, Oreo, s’mores, Biscoff, and more!

We also LOVE these Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. They are filled with chocolate flavor thanks to the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The treats have lots of melted marshmallows and mini marshmallows stirred in so they are extra soft and gooey! The chocolate marshmallow combo is perfection!

If you like chocolate, you will LOVE Chocolate Rice Krisipe Treats! They are fun to make and delicious to eat!

ingredients in bowls to make chocolate rice krispie treats.

Ingredients

  • Butter– use unsalted butter!
  • Mini marshmallows– you will need a 16 ounce bag of mini marshmallows, plus 2 cups of mini marshmallows, so make sure you buy 2 bags!
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder– to add rich chocolate flavor to the treats!
  • Vanilla extract– use pure vanilla extract and not imitation.
  • Sea salt– a little kick of sea salt is so nice!
  • Crispy rice cereal– grab a box
  • Chocolate chips– I prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips, Guittard is my favorite, but milk chocolate or dark chocolate are great too! Use your favorite!
  • Melted chocolate– for drizzling, optional
melted butter in large white pot to make chocolate rice krispie treats.

How to Make Chocolate RKT

  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. You can line with parchment paper, if desired. Set pan aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
melted marshmallows in large white pot.
  • Add the 16 oz bag of marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Don’t overcook or the marshmallows will get hard.
cocoa powder being added to melted marshmallows in large white pot to make chocolate rice krispie treats.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and sea salt.
crispy rice cereal being stirred into melted marshmallows in pot with wooden spoon.
  • Add the rice krispies and gently stir until the cereal is well coated with the marshmallows.
marshmallows and chocolate chips being stirred into chocolate rice krispie treats in a big pot.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows. The chocolate chips will melt into the treats.
chocolate rice krispie treats in pan.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Lightly press the mixture into the pan, using a greased spatula. You can also lightly grease your hands and press the mixture into the pan.
  • Sprinkly with flaky sea salt, if desired. You can also drizzle with a little melted chocolate if you want to.
  • Let the Rice Krispie Treats cool before cutting. Cut into squares and serve.
chocolate rice krispie treats with mini marshmallows.

How to Store

Store the treats in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Do not refrigerate. Refrigerating will dry them out and make them too hard and brittle.

chocolate rice krispie treats cut into squares with chocolate drizzle.

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Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats made cocoa powder and chocolate chips for a decadent chocolaty dessert! These easy no-bake treats only take about 10 minutes to make and are always a crowd pleaser, especially with chocolate lovers.
4.25 from 8 votes

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. You can line with parchment paper, if desired. Set pan aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the 16 oz bag of marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Don’t overcook or the marshmallows will get hard.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and sea salt. Add the rice krispies and gently stir until the cereal is well coated with the marshmallows. Stir in the chocolate chips and remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows. The chocolate chips will melt into the treats.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Lightly press the mixture into the pan, using a greased spatula. You can also lightly grease your hands and press the mixture into the pan. Sprinkly with flaky sea salt, if desired. You can also drizzle with a little melted chocolate if you want to.
  • Let the Rice Krispie Treats cool before cutting. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

Cover pan with plastic wrap or put the treats in an airtight container and store on the counter for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 104mg, Potassium: 28mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 156IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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