Rice krispie treats aren’t always at the forefront of my dessert game but when I get a craving, it will not shake until I make some. Normally I would whip up my standard rice krispie treat recipe but I wanted to switch it up and make some with cocoa krispies. Then I got the wild idea to add even more cocoa flavor to them with cocoa powder. Wild? Nay. Genius!!!
Domestocrat’s Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats (makes 16 treats)
8 tbsp. (1/2 cup) butter
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. cocoa powder
10 oz. mini marshmallows (roughly 6 cups)
4 cups cocoa krispies cereal
In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter has melted, add the salt and cocoa powder and mix together.
Next, add in the marshmallows and stir until they are fully melted and the base is completely smooth.
The last step in the pot is to stir in the cocoa krispies. Make sure every piece is coated with the cocoa/marshmallow base mixture.
Pour the krispies into a greased baking dish (mine here is an 8×8 glass Pyrex) and press down firmly into the dish to ensure a uniform batch.
Chill in the fridge for 4-5 hours, cut, and serve!
These cocoa rice krispie treats were as tasty and whimsical as regular rice krispie treats but with the added decadence of double the cocoa. It’s totally worth it to turn up basic recipes with the slightest of creative tweaks. Enjoy!