Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats is a delicious dessert with only 6 ingredients. This no bake treat is so decadent topped with chocolate and sprinkles.

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Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats is a delicious dessert with 6 ingredients. This no bake treat is decadent topped with chocolate.

If you only want to dip a portion of the treats in chocolate, try this recipe for Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispy Treats.

Why you will love Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats:

  • Only 6 Ingredients. There are just a handful of ingredients in this recipe. If you don’t use sprinkles, it is actually only 5 ingredients.
  • Chocolate. There is so much to love about the chocolate coating on these treats.
  • No Bake Recipe. This dessert is no bake and super easy.
Ingredients for Chocolate covered rice krispie treats.

Ingredients: 

  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Butter
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Melting Chips
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles (optional) 

How to make Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats:

  • Step 1. Prepare the pan. Using butter or cooking spray, prepare a 9 x 13 pan or line with parchment paper.
  • Step 2. Melt the butter. In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Step 3. Melt the marshmallows. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Step 4. Remove from heat. Take the pan away from the heat.
  • Step 5. Pour the cereal into the mixture. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated.
  • Step 6. Grease your hands or use wax paper. Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture into the baking pan. Do not pack them down or the Rice Krispie treats will be hard.
Process photos combining ingredients and placing in the pan.
  • Step 7. Let the Rice Krispy Treats cool. Allow the Rice Krispies to cool completely at room temperature.  Do not place them in the refrigerator.
  • Step 8. Prepare the baking sheet or cutting board. Line a cutting board or tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Step 9. Cut the mixture into bars. Cut the Rice Krispie treats into small bite size squares (approximately 1 inch by 1 inch).  
  • Step 10. Melt the chocolate. Heat melting chocolate chips by microwaving them in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.
  • Step 11. Dip into chocolate. Dip each of the Rice Krispie treats into the melted chocolate and completely coat the treat with the melted chocolate. 
Process photos with chocolate ready to dip.
  • Step 12. Arrange on wax paper. Then place them on a piece of parchment paper.  Top with the sprinkles and allow them to set at room temperature.
Chocolate covered rice krispie treats in a pile.

Storage

Store this rice krispie treats recipe in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. 

Chocolate covered rice krispie treats on wax paper.

Variations:

  • Chocolate. You can easily dip these in any of your favorite chocolate.  Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, dark chocolate or White chocolate all work great for this recipe.
  • Different colors of melting chocolate. Change the color for different seasons and occasions. Try pink for Valentine’s Day, Orange for Halloween and more. There are so many options.
  • Sprinkles. Change the type of sprinkles to match holidays and other things during the year.
  • Chopped Chocolate. Top the treats with more chocolate goodness.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats. Instead of plain rice krispy treats, use this recipe for Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats. The combination with the chocolate is delicious with the peanut butter flavor.
Chocolate covered rice krispie treats in a pile.

Tips for the Best Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats:

  • Melt the butter and marshmallows using low heat. It is important to melt these together low and slow or it might burn.
  • Use wax paper or spray your hands. It is helpful to do one of these steps when pressing the mixture into the pan. It will help to make it not stick to your hands.
  • Melt the chocolate in intervals. You do not want to burn the chocolate. Melt in 30 second intervals and stir frequently. This will ensure it does not overcook.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. It is helpful to use a paper lined baking sheet when making these rice crispy treats. It will make clean up easier once the chocolate sets.
Chocolate covered rice krispie treats on wax paper.

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Chocolate covered rice krispie treats on wax paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make these gluten free?

Make sure that you choose cereal and marshmallows that are certified gluten free. You will also need to look at the sprinkles you choose.

Most sprinkles do not contain gluten but could come in contact with it during manufacturing.

Why did my Rice Krispy Treats turn out hard?

This can be due to a couple of things. If the marshmallows are not fresh, they can lead to hard rice krispie treats. You do not want to use stale marshmallows.

Another culprit is pressing down too hard on the mixture in the pan. This can pack the ingredients too tightly together.

Why does the recipe call for mini marshmallows?

They melt faster than the large size of marshmallows. You can certainly substitute the larger size. However, it will take longer to cook down.

If you use the larger marshmallows, cut them into smaller pieces and the process will be much faster.

How do I make the chocolate set faster?

You can place the rice krispy treats in the refrigerator, so they set faster. If you live in a warmer climate or your kitchen is warm, this might help to speed things along.

How do you melt chocolate?

We melted the chocolate in the microwave for this recipe. It is simple to do using 30 second intervals. Make sure to stir in between each interval.

If you do not want to use the microwave, another option is to use a double broiler.

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Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

5 from 3 votes
Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats is a delicious dessert with only 6 ingredients. This no bake treat is so decadent topped with chocolate and sprinkles.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 123

Ingredients

  • 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Chocolate Melting Chips
  • Multi-Colored Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Using butter or cooking spray, prepare a 9 x 13 pan 0r line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated.
  • Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture into the pan. Do not pack them down or the Rice Krispie treats will be hard.
  • Allow the Rice Krispies to cool completely at room temperature.  Do not place them in the refrigerator.
  • Line a cutting board or tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Cut the Rice Krispie treats into small bite size squares (approximately 1 inch by 1 inch).
  • Heat melting chocolate chips by microwaving them in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval.
  • Dip each of the Rice Krispie treats into the melted chocolate and completely coat the treat with the melted chocolate.
  • Then place them on a piece of parchment paper.  Top with the sprinkles and allow them to set at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. 
You can easily dip these in any of your favorite chocolate.  Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Milk Chocolate or White chocolate all work great for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 123kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 1g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 59mg, Potassium 53mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 513IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 6mg, Iron 3mg

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