Chocolate S’mores Rice Krispy Treats

bite taken out of chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats

These Chocolate S’mores Rice Krispy Treats are loaded to the brim with chocolate, cocoa flavor and deliciousness! Made with just 5 ingredients: marshmallows, rice krispies, butter, chocolate chips, and graham crackers!  

You guys know that I am all about easy, no fuss desserts. I mean, it was a true miracle when earlier this year I decided to make my own Homemade Banana Pudding instead of buying the boxes of pudding mix. Which, by the way, I will never go back to after tasting the amazingness of homemade pudding.

chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats from above

So yeah. I’m all about no bake, easy ingredients that I already have in my pantry, not a lot of prep or many steps to prepare it.

And this recipe checks off ALL of those boxes.

I’ve always loved Rice Krispy Treats. I remember getting them as a treat at school. They came in that shiny blue wrapping paper –  you opened it up and you always, ALWAYS got the sweetest, most deliciously crunchy but not overly aggressive crunchy bite of the sweetest marshmallow-y morsel of your life.

stack of chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats

I also remember making my very first homemade batch with my Mom. I was probably 16…and I don’t think I had ever worked out my arms that hard in my life until she made me stir the pot of melted marshmallows, butter and rice krispies.

But y’all, the way I think about it is that you’re just working up an appetite and also since you just did basically a WORKOUT then the rice krispy treats cancel each other out. Yup, #basicscience.

chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats overhead with a bite taken out of it

I also love S’mores. They’re definitely my all time favorite Summer dessert. I love how you can have so many varieties – like maybe you wanna switch out that beloved Hershey’s bar for a Reese’s cup. Or maybe a Cookies and Cream bar. Or, if you wanna get real crazy – maybe a salted caramel chocolate bar. Oh yes. My favorite one is from Trader Joe’s. You can find it in my post about my Favorite Trader Joe’s finds. I mean, I love S’mores so much I even created a pie out of them. Love ya forever, Peanut Butter Oreo S’mores Pie.

So. I have a love for S’mores and a love for Rice Krispy Treats – why not combine them?! So that’s what I did.

Y’all probably know the basic recipe and the ingredients you will need for regular Rice Krispy Treats but let me give you a quick reminder:

What You’ll Need:

  • a 12 oz box of rice krispies
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • butter (aka the love of my life)
  • graham crackers!

You more than likely already keep these items in your fridge or pantry. But the good news is, if not, they’re all pretty inexpensive and you can find them anywhere!

How To Make Them:

First, you’re going to melt your butter in a large pot. And I’m talking a large pot. Y’all have to be able to fit an entire bag of marshmallows and an entire box of cereal, so it needs to have the capacity to do that.

So. Melt down that delicious butter. Next, add in the bag of marshmallows. I had a silicon spatula that I used to begin to stir these two together. You want to combine them very well – to get them to the consistency of marshmallow fluff. Once that’s all done, add in your rice krispy treats and your chocolate chips shortly after.

chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats mixture in a glass pan

Ready for an arm workout? #worthit

Stir, stir, stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined. You want to make sure the chocolate is evenly distributed as well as the marshmallow/butter mixture. Make sure that nothing is stuck on the bottom of the pan – make sure everything is just ALLLL mixed together in delicious rice krispy treat harmony.

Oh, and one last thing you’re going to need to mix in. Broken up chunks of graham cracker! I didn’t want just finely crushed up graham crackers crumbs , I wanted to make sure to add some big pieces of them into the mix to make the taste and texture of these EXTRA s’mores like.

Next, you’re going to take a large baking dish and transfer the rice krispy treats into it. It’s going to seem like a lot at first. Like, how the heck am I ever going to smash this down to fit in this pan?! But I promise you, it’ll work! Plus it makes these babes extra thick.

chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats in a glass pan overhead

chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats smashed down in glass pan

See? If I can do it, you can too.

After that, let them cool for a few minutes and you’re all set! I sliced mine to make sure they would be super large and thick because go big or go home right?!

Can I skip the chocolate chips and use Cocoa Krispies instead?

I definitely recommend that you actually use chocolate chips instead of just using Cocoa Krispies. It really gives it such a depth of flavor that wouldn’t be there with artificially flavored chocolate cereal. Not to mention, the chocolate chips make these so extra chocolate-y.

Why can’t I use graham cracker crumbs?

I like the texture a lot better. It adds a nice crunch, as well as you can visually see the pieces that are crunchy, and deliciously golden. They are stacked all throughout the treat.

close up of bite taken out of a chocolate s'mores rice krispy treats

Can I make these a day ahead?

Sure! Just make sure that they are stored in a tightly sealed container until devouring!

Anything else I need to know?

Just know that these are wonderfully delicious, melt in your mouth, chewy and chocolatey. Also know that you will most likely eat your weight in “trying” it before it’s actually done. You know, one must taste test!

Hope you enjoy these! Xo.

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Chocolate S'mores Rice Krispy Treats

These Chocolate S'mores Rice Krispy Treats are loaded to the brim with chocolate, cocoa flavor and deliciousness! Made with just 5 ingredients: marshmallows, rice krispies, butter, chocolate chips, and graham crackers!  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate rice krispy treats, chocolate s'mores rice krispy treat, homemade no bake desserts, homemade rice krispy treats
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cool Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 12 oz rice krispies
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers, broken into medium sized pieces.

Instructions

  1. Using a large pot, melt your butter on low to medium heat. Add in the bag of marshmallows and stir quickly, making sure to combine the two. They should resemble a marshmallow fluff when you're done. 

  2. Once they are combined, add in your rice krispies. Stir stir stir until combined. When combined, add in your chocolate chips and stir further, until the chocolate is incorporated fully. 

  3. Take the pot off of the heat. Break your graham crackers into medium size pieces. Add those in and stir and mix well. 

  4. Press into a large baking dish. Let cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice into thick pieces and enjoy!

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