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Quick and Easy Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips Recipe

If you are looking for a recipe to make yummy treats that the whole family will love, look no further.  Our Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips Recipe is based on the original recipe and we’ve kicked it up a notch by adding mini chocolate chips to that wonderful mixture of butter, melted marshmallows, and rice krispies cereal.

If this is the first time you’ve made chocolate chip rice krispie treats you will love how quick and easy the recipe is! We’re also including instructions for making these yummy treats on the stovetop and microwave.  So it’s up to you!

Just want the recipe?  Then scroll to the bottom of the page for the printable recipe card. Easy Peasy. 

You’ll love this classic favorite, because this rice krispie treats recipe is perfect for your kids to bake.  A little supervision may be needed depending upon their ages, but why not join in the fun!

A great no bake recipe for a rainy afternoon at the cottage or trailer. So let’s get started!

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Ingredients you will need

ingredients for rice krispie treats with chocolate chips recipe
  • Rice Krispies Cereal
  • Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • No Stick Baking Spray
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Pure vanilla extract 
  • Large marshmallows (or mini marshmallows if you prefer!)

Tips for making these delicious rice krispie treats!

Prepare a 9 X 13 pan by lining the bottom of the pan with wax paper and then spraying it with non-stick spray (We love the new Baking Spray!)

In a large saucepan place the room temperature butter and melt it over medium heat. Stir in the mini marshmallows (or large marshmallows if that’s what you have) letting the melted marshmallows soften. See tip below about not using high heat!

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Gradually stir in the rice krispies cereal, using a greased spatula or spoon.

When the ingredients are well mixed, again using a greased spatula, press the cereal mixture into the 9 X 13 pan, spreading it evenly and smoothing it across the top.  We really like Wilton’s baking pans, because they come with a plastic lid, making it an airtight container! 

Then using a greased spatula, spread the cereal mixture into the bottom of the pan that’s been prepared with wax paper and non-stick spray. But be careful not to pack the cereal mixture in too tightly.

Drizzle the top with melted chocolate for an extra kick of flavor!

Rice Krispie Treats Variations:

There are lots of other goodies you could add to this recipe to make it your own! Just like in our cake mix biscotti recipe, the possibilities are endless. 

Like recipe krispie treats with peanut butter! That’s a huge favorite. But we like the classic recipe with a few chocolate chips thrown in for good measure 🙂

Some popular substitutions include a recipe for rice krispie treats with marshmallow fluff. We’ve included the measurement in the recipe below if this is what you prefer!

stack of chocolate chip rice krispie treats

Other tasty morsels could include:

  • Reese’s pieces
  • Salted Peanuts
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Sprinkles
  • M&M’s

Time Saver Tip: 

These chewy treats really take no time at all, but to save a little time, and not heat up the kitchen, check out our instructions to make them using the microwave to melt the butter and marshmallows! 

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Recipe FAQs

How to make the best Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips Recipe

This is the best rice krispies cereal recipe and I know it will become your favorite too! If you love it as much as I think you will please give it a 5 star rating and leave a comment below! 

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Yield: 24

Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients

  •  5 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • No Stick Baking Spray
  • 3/4 cup Mini chocolate chips ( or regular size)
  • 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 40 Large marshmallows (or mini marshmallows if you prefer!)

Instructions

  1. Prepare a 9 X 13 pan by lining the bottom of the pan with wax paper and then spraying it with non-stick spray (We love the new Baking Spray!)

Stove Top:

  1. In a large saucepan place the room temperature butter and melt it over medium heat. Stir in the mini marshmallows (or large marshmallows if that’s what you have) letting the melted marshmallows soften. See tip below about not using high heat!
  2. Gradually stir in the rice krispies cereal, using a greased spatula or spoon.
  3. When the ingredients are well mixed, again using a greased spatula, press the cereal mixture into the 9 X 13 pan, spreading it evenly and smoothing it across the top.  We really like Wilton’s baking pans, because they come with a plastic lid, making it an airtight container! 

Microwave Instructions:

  1. Prepare the baking pan as noted above.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl (I love these pyrex bowls) melt the unsalted butter on medium heat.
  3. Remove the bowl and add the marshmallows, stirring them in until you have a melted marshmallow mixture. 
  4. Quickly stir in the rice krispies cereal until well blended.
  5. Then using a greased spatula, spread the cereal mixture into the bottom of the pan that’s been prepared with wax paper and non-stick spray. 
  6. Be careful not to pack the cereal mixture too tightly, as this will make the krispy treats harden.
  7. We like to drizzle melted chocolate on top.
  8. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

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