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Crispy Chocolate-Marshmallow Treats


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

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  • Yield: Makes 16

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.)

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  • sammysue
    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.
  • M_194
    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!
  • ojolie
    9 AUG, 2011
    I have also made these using chocolate crispy rice cereal too. You can never have too much chocolate!
  • GallatinDiane
    9 OCT, 2010
    This recipe is also great with dried cranberries added! Enless possibilities! Enjoy
  • 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 :)