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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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These tasty bite size treats are easy to make and full of flavor. Everyone loves rice krispies treats and we are jazzing them up with chocolate. We have even added sea salt for a sweet and salty flavor.

The crispy textures and amazing taste makes this dessert recipe a family favorite. If love the flavor of these treats, make these chocolate dipped potato chips.

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 for a festive treat. Pastel would be so pretty for Easter or green for St. Patrick’s Day. For a game day treat coordinate the sprinkle colors to your favorite team. These would also be cute for gender reveals or birthday parties.


Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the full list of ingredients and recipe.

Variations Ideas:

  • White Chocolate – You can also try making White Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats! White chocolate is delicious and such a tasty idea.
  • Dark Chocolate – 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 semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips or butterscotch chips instead of the melting chocolates. I would add in a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate mixture.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – 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.
  • Make into Balls – 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.
  • Melting Chocolate – 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.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Prepare a 9 x 13 pan and spray with cooking spray. You can also line the pan with wax paper.
  • Step 2 – In a large saucepan or large pot, add the butter, and melt the butter over low heat.
  • Step 3 – 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
  • Step 4 – Now remove from the heat and add the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir everything together until it is well coated.
pan of melted marshmallows and butter
  • Step 5 – 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.
pan of rice krispies treats
  • Step 6 – Finally, let them cool completely. Then cut into approximately 1″ square bites. You want these smaller than normal rice krispies treats.
  • Step 7 – 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:

  • Step 1 – 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 chocolate.
  • Step 2 – 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
  • Step 3 – Then shake off any excess chocolate and return to the parchment paper lined tray.

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

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Baking Dish – Prepare the baking dish to ensure that the treat remove easily. We like to spray with cooking spray.
  • Pressing into Pan – Press the rice Krispies treat mixture into the prepared baking dish with wax paper. This helps to keep from it sticking to your hands.
plate of chocolate covered rice krispies treats

How to Melt Chocolate:

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.

When melting in the microwave, make sure to melt in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals. Stir each time to prevent the chocolate from burning.

platter of chocolate covered rice krispies treats

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Freeze?

Yes, this is a great recipe to make ahead and freeze. 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.

How to Store Leftovers:

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.

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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
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  • 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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