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Classic Rice Krispie Treats are such a fun and delicious treat to make! Imagine adding rich melted chocolate to a batch of rice crispy treats and you will have a match made in heaven! That’s why you need to try this recipe for Chewy Chocolate Rice Crispy treats. They’re the perfect way for chocolate lovers to satisfy their sweet tooth!

A chocolate rice crispy missing a bite.

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Below you will find tips, tricks and helpful hints for making this recipe including step by step instructions with pictures. If you would like to go directly to the recipe, scroll down to the recipe card.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

As I mentioned above, Rice Krispie Treats a one of my favorite snacks because they are quick to make and require just a few ingredients.

In fact, one of the most popular recipes on my website is for Rice Krispy Treats which are made even better by adding extra marshmallows! You can get that recipe here.

If you’re a chocolate lover, this recipe will knock your socks off! So don’t wait any longer! Get the ingredients together and make them now!

Chocolate rice crispy treat squares on parchment paper.

Ingredients Needed For Chewy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Butter: This recipe uses a little bit more butter than is usually called for, but the extra flavor is definitely worth it. You can use salted or unsalted butter.

Mini Marshmallows: To make these treats extra chewy, you will want to purchase the large (16-ounce) bag of mini marshmallows.

Ingredients to make chocolate rice crispy treats.

Chocolate Chips: You can use any type of chocolate chips that you like. I usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but milk chocolate or dark chocolate would be delicious as well!

Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: This ingredient is optional, but it does give the treats a more intense chocolate flavor. If you don’t have cocoa powder on hand, feel free to leave it out.

Rice Krispies Cereal: Be sure to use Rice Krispies cereal and not another brand.

How To Make Chewy Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

[1] Start by melting the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat on the stove top.

Melted butter in a pan.

[2] Add chocolate chips and cocoa powder to the large pot. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Melted butter with cocoa powder and chocolate chips in a pan.

[3] Remove 1 cup of mini marshmallows from the package and set it aside. Pour the remaining marshmallows into the pan and stir until all of the marshmallows have melted over medium heat.

Melted butter, chocolate, and marshmallows in a pan.

[4] Measure the rice Krispies cereal into a large bowl add add the extra one cup of marshmallows. Pour the chocolate marshmallow mixture over it. Stir until all of the cereal is covered in chocolate.

Melted marshmallows with chocolate, rice krispies, and whole marshmallows in a pan.

[5] Spray a 9×13 baking dish, or a Jelly Roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Or, line with a parchment paper sheet. Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan.

Chocolate rice krispy treats being spread in a pan.

[6] Use a greased spatula to press mixture until it covers the bottom of the pan.

A pan full of chocolate rice crispy treats.

[7] Allow the treats to set for at least an hour, before cutting into bars.

A pan full of chocolate rice crispy treats.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How To Prevent Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats From Getting Hard

If you are planning on making these treats ahead of time and storing them, there are a few things that you can do to prevent them from getting hard.

First, be sure to store them in an airtight container. This will help to keep them fresh and moist.

Second, you can place a piece of wax paper or aluminum foil between the layers of treats. This will also help to keep them from drying out.

A pan full of chocolate rice crispy treats.

How to Freeze Rice Crispy Treats

These Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats can also be frozen. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap then place them in a freezer-safe container and they will last for up to 2 months.

When you are ready to eat them, thaw them at room temperature or pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Cocoa Krispies instead of Rice Krispies?

You can use Cocoa Krispies, Cocoa Pebbles or other chocolate rice krispies cereal, but I was not a fan of the taste.

Can I Use Large Marshmallows, Marshmallow Fluff, Or other Sizes Of Marshmallows?

Other sizes of marshmallows can be used, including large marshmallows. Just make sure you have 8 cups or 16 ounces.

You can also substitute 16 ounces of marshmallow cream or marshmallow fluff.

A chocolate rice crispy missing a bite.

Will Rice Krispie Treats Stick To Wax Paper?

Rice Krispie Treats will stick to wax paper if they are fresh out of the oven. However, once they have cooled completely, they can be easily removed from the wax paper.

Can I Double The Recipe?

Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled. Just use a larger pot and double all of the ingredients. Place the treats in a parchment lined cookie sheet instead of a 9×13 pan.

Final Thoughts

Even though Rice Krispie Treats are already a delicious snack, adding melted chocolate makes them even better!

These Chewy Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect way to satisfy any chocoholic’s sweet tooth. They’re simple to make and will be gone in no time!

A pan full of chocolate rice crispy treats.

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Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

Yield: 24 Treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Rice Krispie Treats are such a fun and easy treat to make! Imagine adding rich melted chocolate to a batch of rice crispy treats and you will have a match made in heaven! That's why you need to try this recipe for Chewy Chocolate Rice Crispy treats. They're the perfect way for any chocoholic to satisfy their sweet tooth!

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 16 Ounces Mini Marshmallows
  • 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Instructions

  1. Start by melting the butter in a large pot over low heat.
  2. Add chocolate chips and cocoa powder to the butter. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  3. Remove 1 cup of marshmallows from the package and set it aside. Pour the remaining marshmallows into the pan and stir until all of the marshmallows have melted.
  4. Measure the rice krispies cereal into a large bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over it. Stir until all of the cereal is covered in chocolate.
  5. Spray a 9x13 baking dish, or a Jelly Roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Or, line with a parchment paper sheet.
  6. Use a greased spatula to press the Chocolate Rice Krispy mixture until it covers the bottom of the pan.
  7. Allow the treats to set for at least an hour, before cutting into bars.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 Treat
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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