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Under 30 Minutes

Crispy Chocolate-Marshmallow Treats

Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder give a classic cereal bar a devilish twist.

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  • Yield: Makes 16
Crispy Chocolate-Marshmallow Treats

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 bag (10 1/2 ounces) mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa (spooned and leveled)
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted


  1. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line bottom and two sides with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on both sides. Butter paper; set pan aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine butter, marshmallows, and cocoa. Cook over medium, stirring frequently, until melted, about 6 minutes; stir in rice cereal. Press rice mixture into prepared pan; drizzle with melted chocolate. Let cool to room temperature; cut into 16 bars. (To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days.)

Reviews (16)

  • rhondawillson 31 Mar, 2014

    These were really good! I like using the regular rice crispies rather than the cocoa ones. It's nice knowing I'm using plain cocoa rather than something more processed. I left out the chocolate drizzle and added sprinkles. These will make great lunch box treats. I made them in a 7x11 but the pan was very full. Next time, I'll make them in a 9x13. Also, I sprayed the back of my wooden spoon with cooking spray which made it easy to press the mixture down into the pan.

  • tunhamizah 11 Jan, 2014

    I tried but it burnt :(

  • jltait 9 May, 2012

    Terrific. My daughter's grade 3 class liked it so much they even asked for the recipe. :-)

  • Redbrenda 10 Aug, 2011

    Delicious and so simple to make - done in 10 minutes! All my colleagues at work scarffed these down in no time at all - the verdict - delicious!

  • jolie5oma2 9 Aug, 2011

    I have also made these using chocolate crispy rice cereal too. You can never have too much chocolate!

  • elijahsmith2012 9 Oct, 2010

    This recipe is also great with dried cranberries added! Enless possibilities!

  • GrandmaJB 9 Oct, 2010

    Can't wait to make these with my Grandkid's!

  • salanie 9 Oct, 2010

    I am going to make them for Halloween and drizzle with white chocolate tinted orange.

  • VAisforLovers 9 Oct, 2010

    adding peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture also makes it really yummy :)

  • JillianStock 22 Aug, 2010

    this was super easy to make! also it took no time to make either and it was a BIG success. I defiantly recommend it :)

  • beril altiner 25 Oct, 2009

    This was so easy to make and so delicious. I highly recommend it.

  • CaliDog 18 Oct, 2009

    Or, you could just use Cocoa Krispies. The recipe is on the box.

  • lesleygosling 18 Oct, 2009

    Quilt Guild

  • dlogan34 18 Oct, 2009

    How about adding some chopped salted peanuts! YUM

  • RENGIN 14 Jan, 2009

    THIS LOOKS DELn n n n Cn n n n OUS :) I MUST TRY :)

  • Justine2008 1 Nov, 2008

    This looks delicious and it's got super easy instructions too!
    Thanks Martha, for this quick and tasty looking recipe..
    A must-try!

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