Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

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This heartwarming chocolate covered Rice Krispie treats recipe is an easy snack idea! Cut out Rice Krispie hearts, dip in white chocolate, and sprinkle with love to create this irresistible homemade treat.

Chocolate covered Rice Krispie treat recipe in the shape of a heart is an easy treat.

I’m not sure what it is about a Rice Krispie treat, but for me, they are one of my favorite mid-afternoon or after dinner treats.

Between the crunch of the Rice Krispies, the gooeyness of the marshmallows, and the sweet & slightly salty flavor, I find Rice Krispie treats undeniably irresistible.

I think there might be a nostalgic charm to these no-bake treats that transports me back to simpler times and carefree childhood memories that makes these treats all the more special.

I’ve also made white chocolate dipped Rice Krispie treats for Halloween and 4th of July.

For this blog post, I’m sharing an easy way to transform these classic treats into a whimsical heart shaped dessert that’s not only delicious, but really cute too!

We’re taking Rice Krispie treat shaped hearts, dipping them in velvety white chocolate, and then adorning them with colorful sprinkles.

These homemade treats just might become your new guilty pleasure for Valentine’s Day (or anytime of the year)!

Let’s get into the kitchen and make some memories…one heart shaped treat at a time.

Heart shaped Rice Krispie treats covered in white chocolate and sprinkles.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • KID FRIENDLY – Cutting out heart treats and dipping them in white chocolate is a fun and hands-on activity for kids. Let their creativity shine as they sprinkle on the finishing touches.
  • EASY TO MAKE – This easy recipe is a cinch to make using only a handful of ingredients and simple steps. Perfect for those busy days when you crave a sweet treat without the fuss.
  • CUSTOMIZATION – With a classic base and customizable toppings, you can add a personal touch for any holiday or occasion. Your options for customization are limitless!

The Simple Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Rice Krispie Treats

The ingredients needed for this easy dessert recipe are simple and available at your local grocery store.

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  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal: Rice Krispies cereal provides the crunch that contrasts perfectly with the gooey texture of the marshmallows. It forms the base of these sweet treats.
  • 4 tablespoons Salted Butter: Adds a rich and buttery flavor to the marshmallow mixture, creating the perfect adhesive to bind the treats together.
  • 10 ounce bag Mini Marshmallows: The magic ingredient that turns the crispy cereal into a chewy dessert. Marshmallows provide that gooey, melt-in-your-mouth consistency that makes these treats irresistible.
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract: Adds a subtle sweetness and depth to the marshmallow mixture for an extra layer of flavor. I like use my homemade bourbon vanilla extract for this recipe.
  • 12 ounce bag White Chocolate Chips: Brings a creamy, velvety coating that complements the crispy-chewy base. I like to use a premium chocolate like Ghirardelli.
  • Sprinkles: The finishing touch that adds a burst of color and fun.

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How to Make Heart Shaped Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

In a large pot, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally. 

Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract

Add the cereal to the marshmallow mixture, stir to coat evenly. 

Spread cereal mixture in an even layer into a greased 13×9 inch pan and allow to cool. 

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While the Rice Krispie treats cool, place white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl

Microwave chocolate chips about 1 minute or until fully melted. 

Carefully remove cooled treats from pan and place onto a cutting board. Cut out shapes with a heart shaped cookie cutter

Dip one side of the Rice Krispie hearts into the chocolate, place on parchment paper, then sprinkle on sprinkles.

Allow chocolate to cool and harden before enjoying.

Chocolate dipped Rice Krispie treats for a delicious snack idea.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use fresh marshmallows for the best texture. Stale or hardened marshmallows can affect the gooey consistency of the treats.
  • Large marshmallows can be used for this recipe as well, you’ll need a 10 ounce bag.
  • While the recipe calls for salted butter, feel free to use unsalted butter if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Create an even layer of Rice Krispies in the baking pan by spraying a rubber spatula with cooking spray or using a piece of wax paper. This simple trick ensures a smooth and uniform base before cutting out your heart shapes.
  • Lightly grease the cookie cutter with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking when cutting out the heart shapes.
  • Allow the treats to set in the refrigerator for a faster and firmer result. This also helps the white chocolate coating to harden, making them easier to handle.

Rice Krispie Treat Variations

The recipe variations for Rice Krispie treats are endless. Feel free to experiment to discover your favorite combination!

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Here are a few ideas:

  • To make these treats gluten-free, use a gluten-free crispy rice cereal. Make sure that all other ingredients including marshmallows and sprinkles, are also gluten-free.
  • To make these treats vegan friendly, choose vegan marshmallows, vegan butter, and dairy-free white chocolate.
  • Enhance the flavor of the treats by browning the butter before mixing it with marshmallows. This adds a rich, nutty undertone to the Rice Krispie treats.
  • Replace the white chocolate chips with butterscotch ones for a unique and buttery flavor.
  • Instead of shaping the treats into hearts, cut them into squares before dipping one side in melted milk or dark chocolate chips.
Chocolate covered Rice Krispie treat recipe in the shape of a heart is an easy treat.

FAQs About This Recipe

Absolutely, get creative with shapes! Stars, circles, or even seasonal shapes can add a festive touch to your treats anytime of the year.

Yes, you can prepare this easy treat in advance. Follow the storage tips mentioned below to keep them fresh and delicious until you’re ready for serving.

You can. Adjust the quantities based on your needs. Just make sure that the ratios of ingredients are maintained for best results.

What is the best way to store these cereal treats?

To keep your homemade Rice Krispie treats fresh and delicious, follow these storage tips:

  • Store the treats in an airtight container to prevent them from becoming stale.
  • Place a layer of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer in the container. This helps prevent the treats from sticking together and maintains their individual shapes.
  • Store the container in a cool, dry place.
  • For the best taste and texture, eat the treats within a week of making.

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Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

The classic combination of crispy cereal and gooey marshmallows creates a nostalgic treat that's easy to make and delicious too.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Resting Time:20 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 4 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 10 ounce bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 12 ounce bag White Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract.
  • Add the cereal to the marshmallow mixture, stir to coat evenly.
  • Spread cereal mixture in an even layer into a greased 13×9 inch pan and allow to cool.
  • While the Rice Krispie treats cool, place white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave chocolate chips about 1 minute or until fully melted.
  • Carefully remove cooled treats from pan and place onto a cutting board. Cut out shapes with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
  • Dip one side of the Rice Krispie hearts into the chocolate, place on parchment paper, then sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Allow chocolate to cool and harden before enjoying.

Notes

  • Use fresh marshmallows for the best texture. Stale or hardened marshmallows can affect the gooey consistency of the treats.
  • Large marshmallows can be used for this recipe as well, you’ll need a 10 ounce bag.
  • While the recipe calls for salted butter, feel free to use unsalted butter if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Create an even layer of Rice Krispies in the baking pan by spraying a rubber spatula with cooking spray or using a piece of wax paper. This simple trick ensures a smooth and uniform base before cutting out your heart shapes.
  • Lightly grease the cookie cutter with cooking spray or butter to prevent sticking when cutting out the heart shapes.
  • Allow the treats to set in the refrigerator for a faster and firmer result. This also helps the white chocolate coating to harden, making them easier to handle.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Treat | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: No Bake Dessert, Rice Krispie Treat, Valentine’s Day
Servings: 10 Treats
Calories: 200kcal

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