Since everyone is in a Halloween spirit this week, I decided to make treats that are a little bit festive.
These chocolate Rice Krispies treats was a cool project to do in the kitchen with my son because it only required four simple ingredients, it was super easy to make and loved by anyone (adults included!).
If you’re feeling craftsy, you can add more Halloween decorations by piping melted white or dark chocolate on each balls to make a spider web or a googly eye. You can also cover these Rice Krispies balls with white chocolate if you’d like.
My attempt on this one was to make a spider web from melted marshmallow. It was a little bit tricky and messy to deal with and I couldn’t get the spider web effect like I wanted (boo), but I seriously didn’t mind it at all because playing with the melted marshmallow was super satisfying!
Crunchy, chocolatey, gooey, not overly sweet, and super addicting, these treats are perfect for holiday, birthday, or playground snacking.
Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 4 ounces marshmallow
- 2 cups brown Rice Krispies treats cereal
- 0.5 ounces cocoa powder
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (to cover the rice krispie balls)
- In large saucepan melt marshmallows and butter over low heat. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add Rice Krispies cereal and cocoa powder in a bowl and pour the melted marshmallow mixture into it.
- Keep stirring. You're doing great!
- Using your hands, pat the Rice Krispies treats and form it into small balls. You can spray your hands with a cooking spray to prevent the marshmallows from sticking to your hands (or counter top). This also makes the process A LOT easier!
- Melt dark chocolate in a microwave. Be careful not to burn the chocolate, so just heat the chocolate 10 second at a time and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Using a spoon, scoop the Rice Krispies balls and soak it in the bowl of melted chocolate.
- Leave it in a room temperature until the chocolate is completely cool.
- You can melt a cup of marshmallow and use a fork or your hands to cover the balls with it to create a spider web. NOTE: I wasn't successful making the web, the marshmallow was sticky but I had a BLAST doing it. (and that's all it matter)