Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

[Photograph: 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.

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  • Yield:serves 9
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:45 minutes


  • 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. 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. 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. 3.

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