Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Using unsweetened chocolate gives these treats a really chocolate-y taste. The marshmallows add plenty of sweetness to offset the unsweetened chocolate. I made these every year for my students, cutting them into owl shapes, and they would gobble them up! If you want to go chocolate all the way, use Cocoa Rice Krispies.
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 (10 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
- 2 unsweetened chocolate squares (2 ounces, or you can use 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa)
- 5 cups KELLOGG'S® RICE KRISPIES® cereal or 5 cups COCOA KRISPIES® cereal
- Melt the marshmallows, butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, or in the microwave. Meanwhile, butter a large bowl and add the Rice Krispies.
- Butter a 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan, also.
- Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir to coat completely. Press into prepared baking pan. Cut into squares when cool.
- NOTE: To make owls or other shapes: Press the mixture into a buttered jelly roll or 9 x 13-inch baking pan. This makes a thinner layer which may be cut into shapes with Halloween cookie cutters. Be sure to choose the metal "topless" type of cutters which do not have too detailed a shape. Use a spatula to lift the shapes from the pan.
These little treats have the perfect texture and chewiness, but don't quite have enough chocolate flavor for me. I'll make these again, but may try adding another ounce of chocolate and see what that does for the taste. I have had the chocolate rice krispies and don't think using them to make this recipe would add enough chocolate, but it's a good recipe and will make it again.