Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips

Your favorite marshmallowy cereal treats packed with scattered chocolate pieces in every square. These chocolate chip Rice Krispies are easy to make and so much fun to eat.

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Rice Krispie squares with chocolate chips

Rice Krispie treats are already an amazing snack. Gooey, soft, crunchy, sweet, and perfect for any occasion (including weddings!) But adding chocolate into the mix is just incredible and even easier than you may think!

If you’re a fan of chocolate (who isn’t) then I’m sure you can understand why these treats are so irresistible. These yummy cereal bars have been a huge hit with adults and kids.

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Rice Krispies ingredients

  • Butter
  • Marshmallows
  • Rice Krispies
  • Chocolate chips

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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Tips for making chocolate chip Rice Krispie treats

You can add up to another cup of mini marshmallows (to make the ratio 1:1) if you would like your cereal treats to be more gooey and soft. You can also use coconut oil instead of milk if you’d like to try them with a little different flavor. The coconut oil would be very light in flavor and taste great with the chocolate!

Another big tip to keep in mind is that the chocolate chips will try to melt. It’s a hot pot and warm melted cereal and marshmallows, so naturally chocolate will melt. This is why it’s important to wait a few minutes before stirring in the chocolate chips. I recommend 2-5 minutes. You don’t want to wait too long though as the Krispies might try to set up and become harder to stir.

During the time that I wait for the cereal to cool down, I prep my baking dish by spraying it with nonstick spray, rubbing with butter, or lining it with parchment paper. How you prep is up to you but the parchment paper is my favorite because it makes it easier to remove from the pan and slice.

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FAQs and Tips

Are Rice Krispie squares gluten free?

Not every type of rice crispy cereal out there is gluten-free but some are. Look for product packaging that specifically states “gluten-free” and then double-check the ingredients list just in case of allergen info.

Why are my Rice Krispie treats hard?

If you overcook, oversteer, or overheat your marshmallows and butter then you can easily end up with hard cereal treats. I recommend cooking at a low to medium temperature. Slow might take longer but it won’t overheat and stirring every once in a while keeps you from overworking the sugars too.

What type of chocolate chip should I use for Rice Crispies?

My favorite chocolate chip to use for my Krispie treats is the jumbo-sized ones. They’re semi-sweet and large enough that you can’t miss them when they’re scattered around. Not only that but because you’re mixing warm cereal with chocolate, the chocolate tends to melt with smaller chips, so the bigger it is, the more time you have to toss everything together and press into a pan.

How to make rice krispie treats with chocolate chips

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium or low heat.

Add in the mini marshmallows and allow to cook until dissolved, stirring occasionally.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in your cereal until well coated.

Allow resting for 2-3 minutes to cool down.

Stir in the chocolate chips and quickly transport them to your prepared baking dish.

Press the cereal into the bottom of the baking dish to create a compact and even layer.

Let sit for about 2 hours to cool and set as the chocolate will be melty.

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Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips

Your favorite marshmallowy cereal treats packed with scattered chocolate pieces in every square. These chocolate chip Rice Krispies are easy to make and so much fun to eat.
Prep Time15 mins
Cool2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip rice Krispie treats, chocolate chip rice krispies, rice Krispie squares with chocolate chips, rice krispie treats with chocolate chips
Servings: 12 squares
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 cup mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a large pot melt your butter over medium or low heat.
  • Stir in the mini marshmallows and cook until dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in rice crispy cereal.
  • Wait about 2-3 minutes for the mix to cool down before quickly stirring in the chocolate chips. Move quickly and carefully as the chocolate will melt from the residual heat.
  • Press the rice crispies into the bottom of a greased 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish. Let sit for about 2 hours to cool and for the chocolate to set before serving.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1square | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 10.2mg | Sodium: 93.6mg | Potassium: 20.3mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 24.1g | Vitamin A: 197.1IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 2.5mg | Iron: 4.5mg

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