Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Yvonne Ruperti


  • Either an 8x8 or 9x9-inch pan will work for this recipe.
  • When folding puffed rice cereal into mixture, stir gently so as not to crush the cereal too much.
  • When folding in the chopped bittersweet chocolate at the end, some of the chocolate may melt into the mixture.
  • Lightly greasing a rubber spatula will help keep the mixture from sticking.
  • Recipe Details

    Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    Active 15 mins
    Total 45 mins
    Serves 9 servings


    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing pan

    • 1/8 teaspoon salt

    • 10 1/2 ounces (one bag, about 5 cups) marshmallows

    • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    • 7 cups puffed rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)

    • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


    1. Lightly grease pan with butter. In large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add salt, marshmallows, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa, and melt, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla.

    2. Fold in puffed rice cereal until completely coated. Fold in bittersweet chocolate. Immediately spread into pan. Gently smooth top with spatula and sprinkle evenly with salt.

    3. Let sit until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

    Special equipment

    8- by 8- or 8- by 9-inch square pan

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    Nutrition Facts (per serving)
    423 Calories
    21g Fat
    53g Carbs
    6g Protein
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    Nutrition Facts
    Servings: 9
    Amount per serving
    Calories 423
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 21g 28%
    Saturated Fat 13g 65%
    Cholesterol 21mg 7%
    Sodium 293mg 13%
    Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
    Total Sugars 21g
    Protein 6g
    Vitamin C 14mg 68%
    Calcium 30mg 2%
    Iron 11mg 63%
    Potassium 241mg 5%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
    (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)