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Make these simple and delicious Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats for your next holiday gathering or party. They are bite size and look so festive for your dessert platter.

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Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

These tasty bite size treats are easy to make but oh so delicious. Everyone loves rice krispies treats and we are jazzing them up with chocolate.

Plus, they look adorable if you are handing them out for a Christmas cookie exchange.


platter of chocolate covered rice krispies treats

How to make chocolate covered rice krispie treats

First, prepare a 9 x 13 pan and spray with cooking spray. You can also line the pan with wax paper.

Second, you need a large saucepan or large pot. Add the butter, and melt the butter over low heat.

Next, add the marshmallows and stir until they are smooth and the butter and marshmallows are completely melted.

marshmallows and butter ready to be be melted in pan
pan of melted marshmallows and butter

Now remove from the heat and add the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir everything together until it is well coated.

pan of rice krispies treats

I like to butter my hands or use wax paper to help press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan. It helps make it easier and your hands less sticky.

Finally, let them cool completely. Then cut into approximately 1″ square bites. You want these smaller than normal rice krispies treats.

Put them on a pan lined in parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

How to cover Rice Krispie Treats with chocolate:

Get out a microwave safe bowl and heat the chocolate by microwaving an intervals. I like to do this for 1 minute stirring and repeating until melted.

It’s important to do this in intervals so you don’t burn the chocoalte.

Once the chocolate is melted, use a fork to dip each bite into the melted chocolate. Make sure each square is completely coated.

melted chocolate with rice krispies treats dipped in it

Then shake off any excess chocolate and return to the parchment paper lined tray.

It is optional but you can add sprinkles or candy decorations. This would be fun for holidays, birthday parties, Game Day and more.

This recipe is that simple. Just dip into chocolate and decorate!

How do you melt chocolate for Rice Crispy Treats?

We used the microwave to quickly and easily melt the chocolate. However you can use a double broiler on the stove top if you prefer.

Variations to try:

  • You can also try making White Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats! White chocolate is delicious and such a tasty idea.
  • Another yummy idea is to use dark chocolate. If you love dark chocolate, try dipping some of the squares in that.
  • Use Chocolate Chips – You can use chocolate chips instead of the melting chocolates. I would add in a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate mixture.
  • Peanut Butter lovers will go crazy over Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Rice Krispie treats! Add a little peanut butter to the rice krispies mixture for a yummy twist on the classic recipe.
  • Chocolate covered rice krispie balls are also really good. They look like cake pops or cake balls. If you want to try a new shape, just try making balls instead.
  • Try different colors of melting chocolates. The chocolate candy coating can be any color. From red or pink for Valentine’s day to any color for any holiday or Birthday celebration.

We love trying new things.

plate of chocolate covered rice krispies treats

Perfect for any Holiday

  • You can easily change the sprinkles to make this work for various holidays. Try red and green for Christmas, red and pink for Valentine’s Day, yellow and orange for Thanksgiving. The ideas are endless.
  • Use different colors of melting chocolate. Pastel would be so pretty for Easter or green for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Game day- coordinate the sprinkle colors to your favorite team.
  • Baby showers or gender reveal- Use blue or pink sprinkles.
  • Birthday parties- match the sprinkles to the party decor. Fun!

How to store:

Place inside an airtight container for up to 4 to 6 days. I also suggest separating each layer with wax paper so they don’t stick to each other.

platter of chocolate covered rice krispies treats

Can you freeze this recipe?

Yes! We love to have a baking day and make all sorts of yummy treats.

I often will make a double batch and freeze some. They are still delicious after being frozen, and it is convenient to just pop them out of the freezer.

If you plan to freeze these, just put inside a freezer container with an airtight lid. Place wax paper between each layer. They will keep in the freezer if stored properly up to 3 months.

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Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

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Try this delicious Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats recipe. These chocolate dipped treats are perfect for any Christmas cookie exchange.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Freeze 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 77


  • 6 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Chocolate Melting Chips


  • Using butter or cooking spray, prepare a 9 x 13 pan pr line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the Rice Crispies cereal and stir until cereal is well coated.
  • Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly into the pan.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Line a cutting coard or tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Cut into approximately 1″ square bites and place on prepared tray.
  • Heat chocolate by microwaving for 1 minute stirring and repeating until melted.
  • Using a fork dip each bite into chocolate to completely coat. Shake off excess and return to tray.
  • Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • You can optionally decorate with sprinkles or candy decorations.

Recipe Notes

Your kids will love helping you whip up a batch of these Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 77kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 43mg, Potassium 5mg, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 350IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 6mg, Iron 1.5mg

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