Chocolate rice krispies treats for two.
I don't often admit my shameful eating preferences, so lean in and listen up. I love Star Crunches. You know what I'm talking about---the round chocolatey crispy things laced with caramel made by that little bitch named Debbie?
Debbie ruins swimsuit season for me every year. I will get her back one day, if it's the last thing I do.
When I was growing up, my house had a serious lack of junk food. I'm happy that my Mama refrained from it for the most part, but I think we all know what happens when you raise a kid without sugar...she goes on to write 3 cookbooks all about desserts.
I'm positive there's a correlation.
Chocolate rice krispies treats:
Anyway, I should really apologize to you for making these chocolate rice krispies treats. They taste just like a Star Crunch (and even more so if you drizzle them with caramel). I'm so shamelessly addicted to them, and worse: my husband is off sugar right now.
What I'm trying to say is, I ate the whole pan. In three days. I convinced myself that they wouldn't freeze well, and therefore, the only logical thing to do was just keep eating them.
And yes, I first made this recipe in a bread loaf pan to make two servings (easy to do if you wanna, just cut the recipe in half), but after one taste, I was like 'NOPE. GIMME A WHOLE PAN.'
I'm the literal worst around homemade junk food.
So, make these as they are written, top with sea salt and dig in. Or, drizzle with caramel (and then sheepishly sprinkle with sea salt because you're a lush and you should be ashamed of yourself. And then please call me and confess so I can feel better about my own eating habits. Thanks).
Love you. Bye!
Have you seen my peanut butter rice krispies treats recipe? Or, my small batch of rice krispies treats?
I also have strawberry rice krispies treats, which would be such a great partner to these chocolate ones!
Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
Small batch rice krispies treats made with chocolate and sea salt.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 10.5 ounce bag of mini marshmallows (5 ½ cups worth)
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- heaping ½ cup chocolate chips
- 5 cups rice krispies cereal
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
- Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil (or spray it very well with cooking spray).
- In a large pot, add the butter, marshmallows and cocoa powder. Turn the heat to medium high, and melt while stirring continuously. The mixture should become one sticky, gooey mess. Delicious!
- Stir in the chocolate chips until melted.
- Add the rice krispies cereal to the pot one cup at a time, and then stir, stir, stir. It'll be sticky and messy. You're doing it right!
- Press the warm gooey mixture into the baking dish, using buttered hands to flatten it evenly.
- Sprinkle the sea salt on top, and then let rest for 2 hours before cutting (yeah, right).
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
Hi! I haven’t tried your recipe yet as I just found it. I have read all the comments before posting mine to see if it had been answered. I’m surprised no one else has this question. Your video refers to using a heaping 1/4 cup of chocolate chips where the printed recipe specifies 1/2 cup. Which is it? Could this possibly be why some people report them being so hard? More like a candy bar...hmm, nothing wrong with that though! 🤣 I have never used a recipe but just added some semi sweet chocolate chips to my marshmallow mixture with a little extra butter (1 T) to compensate. Have a great day and stay well 😷
She had mentioned the video was for a loaf pan and the recipe was showing a 9x9 or something. So it depends which size, I believe. However, I just want to add the whole bag of chocolate 😋 I read all the comments too, but my brain can't process it all. I need chocolate in my life. I am definitely trying with chocolate krispies!!
Lorrie D. says
Made these today and it was excellent! For those asking about cocoa krispies, I used Mom's Best brand cocoa krispies that taste like pure sugar, not chocolatey. So I had to use the chocolate mentioned in this recipe. I just halved the recommended cocoa and used 1 hershey chocolate bar crushed. I also microwaved the marshmallow mixture in 30 second increments, mixing in between incremental, then added the cocoa and chocolate at the end and it melted right in. These are chewy and not rock hard. Just keep spraying your hands or mixing spoon with oil to help bring it all together. It's super sticky. I also used a piece of sprayed parchment paper to pat the mixture into an 8 x 8 pan. Maybe if you cram it in too tightness, that would make it rock hard?
Thesee were perfect. My guess is the issues with people's results is operator error.
Christina Lane says
I like you, Lorrie :)
I actually used half regular rice Krispies and half Cocoa Pebbles plus dark chocolate chips. My girlfriend and I enjoyed them but it is very dark chocolate flavored and not for everyone. I often find a recipe that I like and then play with it but I always give credit to the original recipe because I can't do anything without learning the recipe first! Thanks for the recipe and getting my creativity going!
I made this today and they’re great! Gooey, chocolate, crunchy, and chewy. I didn’t know when to take them of the heat, but I did that before stirring in the rice cereal and it worked. Next time I will make these in a larger pan so that they’re a bit thinner and easier for little hands and mouths. This is a keeper.