Black and White Rice Krispie Treats

I don’t know what it is about Rice Krispie treats that makes them so irresistible to me.  Maybe it is the simplicity of them, or the fact that they remind me of going to Girl Scout troop meetings when I was little – but it is probably just that they are really, really good!  You can set me in front of a beautiful dessert case full of many more elaborate options and I will always focus in on the Rice Krispie treats.

This is absolutely the best homemade Rice Krispie treat I have ever tasted.  The vanilla part is still my favorite, but the chocolate adds a nice twist on this classic.  I love the use of the muffin tins for shaping individual portions.  Why did I never think of that before?  And I especially appreciate the use of the microwave for melting the chocolate, butter and marshmallows.  Not having to heat a double boiler and only using one mixing bowl (if you rinse it out once) made for a very low maintenance and quick treat.  These were definitely a hit with all who tried them!

I have discovered that my little man loves to watch me in the kitchen.  He sits in his chair and smiles at me as I am working.  As if I needed anything to make the kitchen even more fun!  While I was making these he started to fuss a bit but I was almost finished so I continued working.  The next thing I knew, I looked over and saw that he was sleeping, sitting up in his chair.  Absolutely adorable!  He just melts my heart.

Black and White Rice Krispie Treats


4 tbsp. butter, divided

1 ½ oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped

1 tbsp. cocoa powder

4 cups mini marshmallows (or 40 regular marshmallows), divided

6 ½ cups Rice Krispies, divided

½ cup mini chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla extract



Line 18-22 muffin tins with paper liners.  In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt 2 tablespoons butter, dark chocolate and cocoa powder.  Stir frequently to incorporate cooca and prevent scorching.  Add 2 cups mini marshmallows and microwave for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy and melted.  Add in 3 ¼ cups Rice Krispies and stir to combine, making sure chocolate covers the whole batch.  Stir in mini chocolate chips and divide the mixture evenly among prepared muffin tins, filling each half way up.  Press down to create a level top.


In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt 2 tablespoons butter and remaining mini marshmallows in microwave for 2-3 minutes, until marshmallows are fluffy and butter is completely melted.  Add in vanilla and remaining Rice Krispies, and stir to coat cereal completely.  Divide evenly among chocolate-filled muffin tins, filling each the rest of the way to the top. 


Chill in the refrigerator 15 minutes or let sit at room temperature until set before serving.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Source: adapted from Baking Bites

19 Responses

  1. Not only do these look fabulous, but your little guy is gorgeous!

  2. aww what a cute picture! You have a new baking buddy!

  3. Your little man is adorable, and those rice krispie treats look AWESOME.

  4. I’m a huge fan of Rice Krispie Treats too. Andrew is so cute!

  5. What a cutie!!!

  6. How adorable he is!!!!!! Oh my… too cute for words!

  7. I can’t believe how much your son has grown! He’s still really adorable of course. : ) These treats look delicious! : )

  8. awe babies!! He’s adorable! That brings back a memory of me taking my son for a ride on my bike in his seat on the back, he always fell a sleep during the ride! Thank God back then the baby seats were very big and he was always comfortable. I think I love rice krispie treats because they are sweet and they crunch!

  9. Mmm rice krispie treats, I can’t wait to try these! And I just want to pinch his little toes!

  10. These treats look like a nice change from the traditional version. Your little guy is adorable!

  11. These look great. I don’t know what we would have done without a bumbo seat. My daughter still fits in hers at 18 months!!

  12. Cute little guy!!! How can he sleep when there are yummy treats next door? 🙂 He is a sweetie!

  13. I am definitely making these for my work potluck!

  14. oh my goodness! look how cute he is! aaah

    I LOVE rice crispie cakes too! They remind me of school, although we only had the chocolate ones I havd treid them with marshmallow and love those too. I’ll try your recipe sometiems I think, to get the best of both worlds!

  15. What a cute idea! Love these!

  16. What a cutie you’ve got! I wish that chair had been available when I had little ones; would have made my time in the kitchen more productive (and enjoyable for all).

    RC treats are a fave at our house. I’ll have to try the choc/vanillla mix.

  17. How fun are these. Your little man is adorable.

  18. What a great picture! He’s so lovely!

  19. mg!!! your lil man is sooooo qt!! and i love his shirt:P

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