Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

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These Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats are a delicious and fun twist on a classic treat that everyone loves! Crispy, gooey, and dipped in yummy chocolate, these treats are sure to become a favorite treat for all your celebrations, from birthday parties to casual afterschool treats.

Obsessed with Rice Krispie treats like I am?!? Try M&M Rice Krispie Treats, Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate, or Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats!

Chocolate dipped rice krispie treats with sprinkles.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • EASY NO-BAKE TREATS – With minimal ingredients and no oven needed, these will be a hit at parties, potlucks, and bake sales!
  • KID-FRIENDLY – This is a perfect recipe for getting kids involved in the kitchen. They’ll love to stir the marshmallows, press the cereal mixture into the pan, and dipping them into chocolate. We have done this for many kid birthday parties!
  • CUSTOMIZABLE FLAVORS – These treats are a fun way to celebrate any occasion. You can change them up depending on the theme. Or keep them classic with just dipped-chocolate and colorful sprinkles.

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need the following ingredients to make these yummy Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats:

Ingredients needed to make chocolate dipped rice krispie treats.

INGREDIENT NOTES

Rice Krispies cereal: I like to use the classic Rice Krispies cereal, but any brand of rice cereal will work.

Semi-sweet chocolate chips: When melted with the butter, they make the perfect dipping chocolate to dunk these treats into. You can also use milk chocolate chips if that’s what’s available to you in your local grocery store.

Sprinkles (not shown, optional): Sprinkles are added to the chocolate for an extra pop of color and fun! Mix and match however you like!

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DIPPED RICE KRISPIE TREATS: STEP-BY-STEP

Here are some quick visual instructions. Remember that full instructions with exact ingredients will be in the printable recipe card below!

Steps 1 & 2: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, marshmallows, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir gently until the mixture is melted.

Pour the melted marshmallows over the Rice Krispie cereal in a large bowl.

Marshmallows and butter in a large pan.
Melted marshmallows and rice krispie cereal in bowl.

Step 3 & 4: Fold the cereal into the marshmallow mixture until everything is well-coated.

Transfer the cereal mixture into a 9×13 greased pan and spread evenly. Allow the cereal treats to set for 1-2 hours.

Rice krispie cereal and marshmallows being mixed in a bowl.
Rice krispie treats smoothed out in a white baking dish.

Step 5 & 6: Cut the crispy treats into your preferred size. Meanwhile, in a microwaveble bowl, add chocolate chips and remaining butter. Heat chocolate in a microwave at 50% power in 20-second intervals until melted. Stir the chocolate between each interval.

Dip each of the cut rice crispy treats into the melted chocolate. Place them on a piece of parchment paper or on a plate.

Cut rectangles of rice krispie treats getting ready to be dipped in chocolate.
Rice krispie treats being dipped in a bowl of chocolate.

Step 7: Sprinkle with desired toppings like chopped nuts, dried fruit, or colored sprinkles. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Rice Krispie treats dipped in chocolate and covered with sprinkles.

RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS

  • “Toss” the cereal-marshmallow mixture. Use two large serving spoons and toss the rice cereal together with the melted marshmallows. I like to use my Danish dough whisk.
  • Grease the baking pan well. Make sure you generously grease the dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray to prevent the rice krispy treats from sticking to the pan.
  • Use a fork. Coat a fork with butter or cooking spray and use it to gently press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Speed up resting. Pop the rice crispy treats into the fridge to speed up the resting time.

Confidence Tip

If you chill the rice crispy treats for at least one hour, it will make it easier to cut them into smaller pieces with perfect edges.

STORAGE

Storage: Store leftover chocolate-dipped rice krispies treats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. After that, it’s best to transfer them to the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

You can also store these chewy treats in individual-size servings. Just wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and keep them in a storage container or a ziplock bag to enjoy a perfect on-to-go treat.

Freezing: These rice crispy treats can also be frozen for up to 2 months. Just keep them tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and in a ziplock bag. For more details on how to freeze this classic treat, be sure to read my post on Can You Freeze Rice Krispie Treats?

ADDITIONS & SUBSTITUTIONS

ADDITIONS:

  • Enhance with salt: Sprinkle a pinch of salt directly on the chocolate to enhance the rich chocolatey flavor.
  • Chopped nuts: Sprinkle crushed peanuts or almonds over the chocolate for an added crunch.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

  • Other chips: Use white chocolate chips to give these treats a lighter flavor or go with dark chocolate chips for a richer taste. You can also try butterscotch chips to switch things up.
  • Make rice krispie pops: Instead of bars, cut them into small pieces and insert a lollipop stick or a popsicle stick in the bottom center for a fun bite-sized treat.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Can I use other cereal besides Rice Krispy cereal?

Absolutely! While Rice Krispies is a classic choice, you can experiment with other cereals like Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, or Corn Puffs for a fun twist on this traditional treat.

How can I melt the chocolate without a microwave?

You can melt the chocolate using a double boiler on the stovetop. Simply place a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir the chocolate frequently until melted and smooth.

Close up of small pieces of chocolate dipped rice krispie treats.
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Chocolate covered rice krispie treats with sprinkles.

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

Casey Rooney
These Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats are a delicious and fun twist on a classic treat that everyone loves! Crispy, gooey, and dipped in yummy chocolate, these treats are sure to become a favorite treat for all your celebrations, from birthday parties to casual afterschool treats.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 189 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/3 cup salted butter + 2 tbsp for the chocolate mixture
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • colored sprinkles, optional

Instructions
 

  • Prep: Spray or butter a 9×13 inch baking dish.
    Pour Rice Krispie cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Melt: In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add butter, vanilla extract, marshmallows, and salt. Stir gently until the mixture is melted. The marshmallow mixture should be nice and glossy.
  • Pour & Mix: Pour the marshmallow mixture into the bowl with the Rice Kirspie cereal. Mix gently until the cereal is well-coated with the marshmallow. mixture.
    Tip: Sometimes using two serving spoons and "tossing" like a salad is easiest. I like to use my Danish dough whisk.
  • Transfer: Transfer Rice Krispie mixture into your prepared 9×13 pan and spread evenly. Tip: Butter or spray a fork with cooking spray and use the fork to gently press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Allow to Rest: Allow the Rice Krispie treats to set for 1-2 hours. You can pop them into the fridge to speed up the resting time.
  • Cut: Cut the treats into pieces–size is totally up to you! I personally like smaller, bite-sized treats.
  • Melt: In a microwaveable bowl, add chocolate chips and the remaining 2 tbsp of butter. Heat chocolate in the microwave at 50% power in 20-second intervals until melted. Stir chocolate between each 20-second interval.
  • Dip: Dip each of the cut Rice Krispie treats into the melted chocolate. Place them on a piece of parchment paper or on a plate. Sprinkle with desired toppings. I love colored sprinkles but you can also use nuts, or chopped dried fruit…or you can leave them as-is!
    Allow the treats to cool off for a few minutes and allow the chocolate to set. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition is only an estimate based on the Very Well Fit Nutrition Calculator

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 769mgPotassium: 19mgSugar: 11.7gVitamin D: 2µgCalcium: 2mgIron: 4mg
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4 Comments

  1. Oh, chocolate-dipped Rice Krispie treats sound absolutely delightful! I can already imagine the perfect combination of crispy, gooey, and chocolatey goodness.

  2. 5 stars
    Love that tip about chilling rice krispies for an hour before cutting – and love these – they are so delicious and so easy!