These are the original Rice Krispies squares we all know and love, but made extra special dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles for more flavor and fun. They are quick and easy to make and great for kids to help with. A stack of chocolate dipped rice krispie treats. My kids love Rice Krispies cereal. There is something about that snap, crackle, and pop that amuses them. I like turning my Rice Krispies cereal into Rice Krispies squares. I think it’s just one of the favorites we all remember from when we were a kid. However, I decided to make them extra special this time with some chocolate and sprinkles. Because hey, everything is more fun and tasty with chocolate and sprinkles. Rice Krispies squares were invented back in 1939 by the Kellogg Company, and have been popular ever since. I’d like to say bravo to the two ladies that came up with the idea. Who would have thought cereal and marshmallow would go so well together? Smart, and the recipe couldn’t be any easier. All it is is marshmallow melted with a little bit of butter and Rice Krispies cereal. An overhead view of chocolate dipped rice krispie treats.

Why this recipe is so great:

It only takes 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make these treats from start to finish. It’s so easy, even kids can help. You can also customize it to suit any occasion by using festive sprinkles to match the season, like orange and black sprinkles with eye candies for Halloween, or red and green sprinkles for Christmas.

How to make chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies treats:

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  1. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pot. Stir in the Rice Krispies until evenly coated.
  2. Press the mixture into a 9×13″ pan lined with wax paper.
  3. Let cool and cut into 2×2″ squares.
  4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler.
  5. Dip each square into the melted chocolate.
  6. Top with sprinkles and let stand until chocolate hardens.
dipping rice krispie treats in chocolate and topping with sprinkle

Expert tips:

  • Use fresh marshmallows because they melt easier and are soft and gooey, which is ideal for Rice Krispies squares. Old marshmallows get dry and melt into a big glob which also makes them hard to mix into the cereal.
  • Melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat to avoid burning the mixture. It will take a few more minutes, but it will also prevent the Rice Krispies squares from getting hard and you’ll end up with soft and chewy treats.
  • Butter the pan to keep the wax paper in place and butter the spatula to prevent the treats from sticking to the spatula when you are pressing the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Use a large sharp kitchen knife for nice clean-cut squares. For more tips, visit TheKitchn.com

FAQ:

  • How to store Rice Krispies squares. Stack them in an airtight container lined with sheets of wax paper in between each layer to prevent them from sticking. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Can I freeze Rice Krispies squares? Yes, place them in an airtight container lined with wax paper in between each layer and store in the freezer for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or until thawed before serving.

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A stack of chocolate dipped rice krispie treats with a bite. The texture is airy, crispy and chewy. The taste is chocolatey, sweet and of marshmallow cream. These chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies treats are perfect for playdates, as a party treat, or for when you just want to feel like a kid again!

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Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treats


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: makes 24 squares

Description

These are the original Rice Krispies squares we all know and love, but made extra special dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles!


Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp (43g) butter
  • 4 cups (284g) mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups (200g) rice krispies cereal
  • 1 pkg (270g-300g) semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • sprinkles for decorating

Instructions

  1. Line and butter a 9×13″ pan with wax paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the cereal until well coated. Using a buttered spatula, evenly press the mixture onto the prepared pan. Let cool and cut into 2×2″ squares.
  4. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Dip each square into the melted chocolate. Smooth the surface if needed and top with sprinkles. Let stand until the chocolate hardens and enjoy.

Notes

Leftovers can be stacked in an airtight container lined with sheets of wax paper in between each layer to prevent them from stickinand stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze them for up to 6 weeks. When ready to serve, let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or until thawed.

Tips

  • Use fresh marshmallows because they melt easier and are soft and gooey, which is ideal for Rice Krispies squares. Old marshmallows get dry and melt into a big glob which also makes them hard to mix into the cereal.
  • Melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat to avoid burning the mixture. It will take a few more minutes, but it will also prevent the Rice Krispies squares from getting hard and you’ll end up with soft and chewy treats.
  • Butter the pan to keep the wax paper in place and butter the spatula to prevent the treats from sticking to the spatula when you are pressing the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Use a large sharp kitchen knife for nice clean-cut squares.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate dipped rice krispies treats, chocolate covered rice krispies treats

Recipe adapted from RiceKrispies.com.
The original rice krispie treats made even better and more fun with chocolate and sprinkles!

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