Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Looking to make a simple, crowd-pleasing treat? Try out these Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. Because the dark chocolate is not overly sweet, it balances perfectly with the Rice Krispie centre making for a delicious snack. With only five basic ingredients, it’s easy to make and a winner with adults and children alike.

My daughter and I had fun making the Dark Chocolate Krispie Treats together to take to my son’s athletic carnival. I didn’t have the time to make anything complicated, so these Dark Chocolate Krispies were a good fit. This recipe yields a good amount–perfect for us to share around with a crowd.

So easy! All you need to do is melt half the dark chocolate over hot water. I do this by simmering some water in a small saucepan. I then place an over-sized metal mixing bowl inside the saucepan and melt the dark chocolate inside, stirring so it doesn’t burn.

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5 Simple Ingredients used in the Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Recipe

When the dark chocolate has melted, I use a spatula to spread it over the base of a lined 7″ (18cm) by 11″ (28cm) lamington tin, and place it in the refrigerator to set.

Next, I put the butter, sugar and chopped dates in a saucepan to cook until the dates are soft. This doesn’t take long, but it’s important to stir so that nothing burns or sticks. I then stir through the Rice Krispies (Rice Bubbles) and spread this mixture over the set dark chocolate.

The last step is to repeat the first step with the remaining dark chocolate. Again, use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate over the Rice Krispie mixture and refrigerate to set.

In no time, your treats will be ready to be sliced into small squares or fingers. Watch them disappear–enjoy!

Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Ingredients
  • 8oz. (225gm) dark chocolate
  • 4oz. (115gm) butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dates
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies (Rice Bubbles)
Instructions
  1. Melt half chopped chocolate over hot water, spread over base of well-greased 7" (18cm) by 11" (29cm) lamington tin; refrigerate.
  2. Put butter, sugar and dates in saucepan; cook, stirring, until dates are soft. Stir in Rice Krispies, spread mixture over cold, firm chocolate.
  3. Melt remaining chocolate, spread over as a topping; refrigerate until firm. Cut into small squares or fingers.

 

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