These Triple Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are everything you want them to be; ooey-gooey, chocolatey, crunchy, deliciousness.
Funny story: My husband rarely eats anything I bake. (I know, right?!) It’s so annoying. (Much like the fact that even if he ate everything I’ve ever baked he probably wouldn’t gain a single pound.) The other day I told him I made rice krispie treats (ok, im full disclosure I was bragging that I actually cleaned the kitchen after baking something ha-ha) either way, he was excited that I made some! I quickly went to grab one out of the container before checking him for a fever, and I was met with the most puzzled look. The conversation went something like:
Husband: “Do those have chocolate chips in them?”
Me: “Yes! How did you know? They melted so it’s kind of hard to tell.”
Husband: “What do you mean how can I tell? You coated all the krispies brown!”
After much laughter (on my part) I discovered that he didn’t know they made COCOA krispies, and he actually thought I did such an amazing job coating them all that there wasn’t a speck of white left.
If you follow me on Facebook you saw my post that James recently described macarons to someone as “dessert hamburgers”. This also made me crack up- not because I don’t kind of see his point, but more so because of the high regard I have for these impressive little French cookies. Macarons are my #1 baking fear, and to hear them compared to “hamburgers” just didn’t make sense to me.
But you know what does make sense to me? Triple chocolate rice krispie treats. I promise, they will make sense to you too. Even my husband became a fan after he was introduced to the goodness that is Cocoa Krispies.
- 6 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
- 1 pkg (10oz) marshmallows
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&M candies
- Melt the marshmallows and butter in a large nonstick pan over low heat.
- Mix the cereal, chocolate chips, and chocolate candies together in a large nonstick bowl (or a bowl coated with cooking spray).
- Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture, and mix well.
- Pour immediately into a pan lined with parchment paper.
Top with drizzled red candy melt and sprinkles for a fun Valentine's Day treat!
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