How to Make Chocolate Topped Rice Krispie Treats

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How to Make Chocolate Topped Rice Krispie Treats
Add pizazz to Rice Krispies bars with a layer of chocolate. (Mario Tama/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

Kellogg's Rice Krispies treats were developed by two women in the 1920s as a fundraiser for a Camp Fire Girls troop. One of the women, Mildred Day, worked for the cereal company and spent two weeks working nonstop on the snack. While the original recipe is a tasty, sweet treat in itself, you can add snap, crackle and pop by topping the squares with gooey chocolate.

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Things you need

  • Large saucepan
  • 13-inch by 9-inch pan
  • Waxed paper
  • Spatula
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows or 284gr. bag of regular marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

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  1. 1

    Melt the butter in a large saucepan.

  2. 2

    Add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows are melted.

  3. 3

    Add the cereal and stir until the mixture is well combined.

  4. 4

    Coat the 13-inch by 9-inch pan with cooking spray and press the mixture into the pan using waxed paper or a buttered spatula. Let it cool.

  5. 5

    Melt the chocolate chips and vegetable oil in the microwave-safe bowl until the chocolate is smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Melting typically takes one to two minutes.

  6. 6

    Spread chocolate over the Rice Krispies treats and let cool before cutting.

Tips and warnings

  • Add a little extra fun to this dessert by cutting the treats and inserting an ice cream stick after they cool. Dip the treat in the chocolate and coat with sprinkles for a Rice Krispies Popsicle.
  • Substitute white chocolate chips for a twist.
  • For thicker, more decadent treats, use 5 cups cereal, 4 tbsp butter, a 284gr. bag of regular marshmallows and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Prepare as above but press into a 9-inch by 9-inch pan. Coat with melted dark chocolate chips.
  • Diet or reduced fat butter and margarine are not recommended.

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