Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder give a classic cereal bar a devilish twist. With only five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep work, who could resist baking one of these batty bars?

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

215 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 74
  • 2 star values: 46
  • 1 star values: 25
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03/31/2014
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.
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01/11/2014
I tried but it burnt :(
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05/09/2012
Terrific. My daughter's grade 3 class liked it so much they even asked for the recipe. :-)
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08/10/2011
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!
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08/09/2011
I have also made these using chocolate crispy rice cereal too. You can never have too much chocolate!
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10/09/2010
This recipe is also great with dried cranberries added! Enless possibilities! Enjoy
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10/09/2010
Can't wait to make these with my Grandkid's!
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10/09/2010
I am going to make them for Halloween and drizzle with white chocolate tinted orange.
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10/09/2010
adding peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture also makes it really yummy :)
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08/22/2010
this was super easy to make! also it took no time to make either and it was a BIG success. I defiantly recommend it :)
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10/25/2009
This was so easy to make and so delicious. I highly recommend it.
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10/18/2009
Or, you could just use Cocoa Krispies. The recipe is on the box.
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10/18/2009
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10/18/2009
How about adding some chopped salted peanuts! YUM
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01/14/2009
THIS LOOKS DELn n n n Cn n n n OUS :) I MUST TRY :)
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11/01/2008
This looks delicious and it's got super easy instructions too! Thanks Martha, for this quick and tasty looking recipe.. A must-try! =D