Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats

The ultimate comfort dessert to make you feel like a kid again: Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats taste like a mug of hot chocolate, but in a krispie treat!


So, normally, I write posts ahead of time. Usually at least the day before I post, the words are written, the publish time is set. But today? I’m sitting at my computer and it’s 11:35 AM and this post is for today. And I’ve drawn a complete blank. I’m on borrowed time (well, Jordan’s BFF’s borrowed time – she has to be home at 1:00) and I’ve got nothing.

It’s like waking up in the middle of the night and telling yourself, “I have two more hours to sleep” but then spending the following two hours counting down the actual minutes you have to sleep instead of, you know, actually sleeping.

Today is the last day of Spring Break. Jordan has a friend over until 1:00 and then we have to run our errands (why, exactly, do library cards expire? With no notice? So you can’t check out a Kindle book when you need one?) and get ready for school tomorrow.

So I have exactly 1 hour and 23 minutes to finish this post.

One hour and 22 minutes.

Still nothing.

So, um, can we just talk Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats instead?


For someone who loves eating rice krispie treats, I don’t have very many recipes for them on my blog. I think I need to remedy that. Because, really. I love them. Marshmallows, butter, Rice Krispies, flavoring. What’s not to love?

{If you’re my husband he would have fake retched at marshmallows. And then again when I said Rice Krispies. He’s a strange, strange man. But I love him anyways.}

A few weeks ago I said on Facebook that I had forgotten to make cookies for my daughters’ library book sale. I had a bout -45 minutes the following day and was thinking of buying cookies instead.

Facebook properly chastised me, and told me to buck up and make something. So I did.

These Hot Chocolate Kripie treats make up super quick. I had them in the pan in less than 10 minutes – I swear. You melt together your butter and marshmallows, stir in the packets of hot cocoa and cereal, and press into the pan. It would only have been faster if I could emit radioactive rays from my eyes and melt the marshmallows without having to open and close the microwave.

Because these are Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats, they needed extra marshmallows. So I added some Mallow Bits (they come in those canisters you don’t want to confuse with the parmesan cheese) and mini chocolate chips on the top. You press them in as soon as you put the treats in the pan, quick before they cool. As the treats cool, the chips and mallow bits stick to the top.

Cool, cut, and serve. If you use the fridge to aid in cooling these are start to finish in less than 45 minutes. Seriously.


And they’re like the perfect comfort food. Crunchy chewy hot chocolate. The perfect treat for when you don’t have a lot of time.

One hour and 12 minutes. Pretty good time, methinks. πŸ™‚


Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats

Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 treats


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 2 packets powdered hot chocolate mix
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1/2 cup Mallow Bits
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray. Keep the cooking spray close by. Measure out cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Place butter and marshmallows in a large, microwave safe bowl. Melt for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on HIGH power, stirring every 30 seconds until they are melted. Stir in the hot chocolate packets. Stir in the cereal and pour into prepared pan.
  3. Working quickly, spray your hands with cooking spray so they won’t stick to the mixture, and carefully press the treats into the pan. (Be careful - the mixture will be hot.) Sprinkle immediately with Mallow Bits and mini chocolate chips and press lightly to secure them to the top of the krispie treats. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Check out my Krispie Treats Pinboard for more inspiration! Or, how about some of these:

Brownie Batter Crispy Treats

brownie batter krispie treats

Rolo Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies

Rolo stuffed oatmeal cookies 1 words

Sweets from friends:
Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats by The Sweet Chick
3 Musketeer Rice Krispie Treats by Something Swanky
Cheesecake Rice Krispies by Mallow & Co.



This post may be linked to:Β Chef in Training,Β Lil’ Luna,Β Buns In My Oven,Β Chic-and-Crafty,Β I’m Lovin’ it Fridays,Β Strut your Stuff Saturday, Weekend Potluck,Β Weekend Wrap Up Party,Β Sundae Scoop Link Party,Β and all of these too!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. I love this idea of combining two comfort foods (and drink) in one amazing treat!

  2. A wonderfully regressive treat!…

  3. Hi lovely Dorothy πŸ™‚ I think you did a fantastic job with this post… it’s like a fifteen minute snapshot of your day! I have no idea how you manage to sustain a rate of one post per day, but serious (I mean SERIOUS!) respect to you πŸ™‚ Love the idea of a beautifully warming hot chocolate with marshmallows, all wrapped up in a rice krispie treat. The first time I tried one of these marshmallowy squares of goodness was at Anaheim DIsneyland (I live in Australia) about ten years ago, so whenever I see recipes for them it takes me right back to then! Definitely trying your recipe. The weather is cooling down here so I can definitely imagine eating my hot chocolate rice krispie treat with a side of ‘hot’ hot chocolate, haha. Thanks for sharing your beautiful recipes, and keep up the good work! x

  4. Brilliant as usual my dear! Send one on over this way!

  5. It’s okay…things this beautiful and delicious need no words.

  6. I am a RKT fiend. They are one of my all time fave desserts, period. Love them. So much. And this version is just perfect!

    Lately I am running WAY too close to my own posting deadlines. Like…crazy. Where does the time go!

  7. Dorothy, I think you are a genius. There needs to be an award in your honor for hot chocolate rice krispies. Seriously, incredible concept!

  8. I haven’t had a rice krispy treat in ages! I love this version- the hot chocolate packets make it so easy and quick!

  9. These are adorable! And they combine my childhood faves — Rice Krispie Treats and hot chocolate. From the packets! Just like the good ol’ days. πŸ™‚

  10. Yeah writers block is no fun.

    Love the chips and marshmallows on top. Too cute.

  11. Too bad spring break has to end. This is a good finale Dorothy! Hot chocolate is a flavor I never tire of.

  12. So we love rice krispie treats and we LOVE hot chocolate! What a deliciously creative idea! Yum!

  13. I could eat an entire pan of these!

  14. YUM!

    I get weird with having posts ready. If I don’t, I freak out a little. Mostly because I like to read and re-read and change stuff. I just finished one for tomorrow and it’s 7:50pm. That was close.

  15. I nominate you to write a book on the versatility of Krispie Treats! This is a winner, XOXO

  16. These are brilliant!! I love hot cocoa, and krispie treats, so this is a perfect match πŸ˜€

  17. Wow it’s been yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeears since I’ve made rice krispie treats! And about half that time since I’ve actually had one. With them being so marshmallow-y, it’s a no brainer that hot cocoa be brought into the mix. Love the idea and they sound awesome!

    And way to go on writing the post in time! Lord knows it takes me way longer than it should to get something posted.

  18. I love fun twists on rice krispie treats and these look perfectly delicious!!

  19. These look so yummy, Dorothy!

  20. What an awesome flavor idea for Rice Krispie treats! I’m definitely pinning these for the next time I need a quick treat!

  21. Pingback:

  22. Ha! Staring at a computer screen with only an hour till my deadline is the story of my life. Time management is not one of my strong suits. These rice krispies look so good and making them hot chocolate flavored makes them even better.

  23. Hot chocolate Rice Krispies! Oh my. I love this!

  24. I would have never thought to put hot chocolate mix in rice krispies treats. Yum!

  25. I heart rice krispies and I heart hot cocoa…I big puffy heart love that you combined the two! I usually sit and blank out when writing posts…I literally hear the time clicking away when it needs to be finished in a short time!

  26. Ha! I have those days. My mind is blank. But these look wonderful. And I love those Marshmallow bits! Awesome on top of awesome. Yes, please.

  27. Pingback: Toffee Snickerdoodle Rice Krispies Treats - Something Swanky

  28. I’ll confess to being the person that sometimes hits publish as soon as I finish typing. Although not too often…

    Looks pretty se*y for a rice krispie!

  29. We all have those days lol.

    These are soooo yummy looking and super cute!

  30. Oh writer’s block, you confounded foe! I have these moments too. Sometimes I just don’t have anything even remotely interesting or funny to say πŸ™‚

  31. Hi, I must confess I am pretty much of an au natural when it comes to flavors with RKTs. But this one does sound really yummy. My favorite thing about RKTs is how flexible they are, I have turned them into sports embles, t-pees for Scouts and my kids all time favorite was a “snake” cake made out of RKTs. It was requested multiple times each year and even in middle and high school. Thank you for a recipe I want to try to expand my purist ideas. LOL

  32. Hot chocolate and rice krispy treats all in one? This recipe is made of WIN!

  33. Oh Thank You Dorothy! I have been trying to figure out what treat to make for a play-date I have scheduled tomorrow … but I’m feeling really lazy tonight. This is perfect πŸ™‚

  34. You had me at hot chocolate Dorothy! Since the weather has been so cold this year, we’re still enjoying a cup of hot cocoa on some nights and these would make a great after evening treat! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Hot Chocolate is definitely okay year round for me. Even though it’s getting warmer here, it’s not warme nough yet to turn down hot chocolate, especially in rice krispie form!

  36. These look so yummy! I love the idea of a hot chocolate rice krispie…especially with the chocolate chips and marshmallows on top. Yum!
    I would love if you would share this at my link party.
    Take care,

  37. Pingback: What's Been Happenin' In The Cocina ~ 4/6/13! | Juanita's Cocina

  38. Your treats are always amazing! And as much as I try to get posts done in advance, it never seems to stick for very long… Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I’ve Pinned this!

  39. Pingback: Link Party 121 Features

  40. Oh man, now I am hungry for Rice Krispie treats LOL! They look so delicious, Hugs, Terra

  41. Pingback: Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats | Munchie's Mind

  42. Pingback: Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats | Penny's Food Blog

  43. Pingback: 35 Hot Chocolate Recipes - Growing Up Gabel

  44. Pingback: Coconut Rice Krispie Treats

  45. Try them using a whole stick of butter. Your life will never be the same! πŸ™‚ Looks awesome!

  46. Pingback: Patriotic Rice Krispy Treat Pops | Baking Beauty

  47. Pingback: Toasted Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats {and s'mores!} - Something Swanky

  48. Sounds so good! I could probably finish the whole tray (which is what I usually do)! But I’m wondering how much is two packets of hot chocolate?

    • Two packets of the packaged kind you can get in the grocery aisle, like Swiss Miss. All of mine are packed away for my kitchen remodel right now so I’d have nowhere to look to see the ounces/pack I’m guessing they have about 2 tablespoons or so of mix per pack. If you’re using a canister with a scoop, use two servings!

Leave a Comment »