If you desire no-bake, soft, gooey, and chocolaty treats, Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats can be your perfect choice. If you know how to make chocolate rice crispy treats, you can make them whenever you want to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Read on to get the complete recipe for making chocolate rice crispy treats, along with some storage tips.
How to Make Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats?
Following is a simple recipe for making soft, gooey, and classic chocolate rice krispie treats to enjoy the complete chocolate flavor.
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- Pinch sea salt
- 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 10-ounce packages of mini-marshmallows
- 8 cups Cocoa Krispies or other cocoa crispy rice cereal
Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with foil, and spray the pan with cooking spray. This trick will prevent the treats from sticking in the pan and help them come out easily.
Keep two cups of mini marshmallows aside. Put butter in your saucepan and melt it over low heat. Add marshmallows to the mix and keep blending until they melt completely.
Once done, move the saucepan off the heat and mix vanilla, salt, and Cocoa Krispies. Keep mixing the ingredients until they are completely coated with marshmallows.
Then put the remaining mini chocolate chips and marshmallows in the mix and combine them evenly throughout the treats. You should notice some marshmallows and chocolate chips melting into the mix.
Place the blended ingredients in your saucepan and press the mixture gently into the pan using a greased spatula.
But don’t press the mixture too firmly into the saucepan, as you are desiring gooey and soft chocolate rice krispie treats! Finally, cool down the treats completely, then cut and serve.
You can also adjust the texture and flavor of these treats as desired. Making chocolate rice crispy treats in the 9×9-inch pan will make them super thick. But if you prefer thinner treats, press the blend into a 13×9-inch pan instead of a 9×9-inch pan.
In addition, if you don’t like unmelted marshmallow pockets in the treats, melt the whole marshmallows using butter instead of adding two cups of butter separately.
You can also drizzle the cooled treat’s top with chocolate ganache and some sprinkles.
Storing Tips for Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
By storing your chocolate rice krispie treats in an airtight container, you can keep them for up to a week. Since you didn’t pack the blend too strongly during the making, they will remain nice and soft for a couple of days.
You can also freeze your crispy treats after wrapping them in plastic wrap. Then store the treats in a zip-top freezer bag, and then store them in a freezer to enjoy after a month.
Though you can freeze these treats for several days, it won’t be necessary, particularly after knowing how to make chocolate rice crispy treats.
These treats are also easier and quicker to cook to satisfy your sweet treats craving. In addition, your friends and families should also love these chocolaty and crispy treats.