Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares Recipe

A Chocolatey Twist on a Snack Time Favourite

Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares Recipe

Never wavering in my love for chocolate goodness, years ago I dumped some cocoa and chocolate chips into our usual rice krispie treats. The result was so amazing we ate the pan in record time. I then made them for co-workers, who talked about them even as long as two years later. To make these extra special, slice each square in half like a bun and sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream inside. Wrap each ice cream sandwich up in cling film and put back in the freezer for about 30 minutes. But first, the rice krispie squares!


1/4 cup butter or margarine
250 g of mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
5 cups Rice Krispie cereal
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

  Grease a 9x13 inch cake pan with butter.

  In a large pot, melt the butter and the marshmallows together over low heat, stirring constantly. When completely melted, add the vanilla and cocoa, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Pour in the cereal and chocolate chips and with a wooden spoon and stir until combined.

  Rub some butter on your hands and pack the warm mixture into the pan, pressing it down. Allow the squares to cool before slicing.

  Store on the counter in either an airtight container, or in the pan with cling film on top.

Note: For extra over the top chocolatey goodness, you could melt 3 oz of chocolate chips and drizzle it over the top. Let cool and then cut into squares.

Makes about 12 big servings

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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