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Chocolate Dipped Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Fun, festive, and loved by all ages, these Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats are deliciously sweet and perfect for any holiday party!
Total Time2 hrs
Servings: 24 squares
Calories: 303kcal

Ingredients

For the Rice Krispie Treats

  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 16 cups marshmallows divided
  • 10 cups rice cereal
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Chocolate

Instructions

For the Rice Krispie Treats

  • Line a 9x13 pan with foil and cooking spray, set aside.
  • Add butter to a large pot over low heat. Once butter is melted add in 12 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to mix with the butter. Continue to stir the marshmallows until fully melted.
  • Remove the marshmallows from heat. Sprinkle with the salt and pour in the cereal. Mix the marshmallows and cereal until just coated. Add the remaining 4 cups of mini marshmallows and stir to mix.
  • Transfer the Rice Krispie mixture into the prepared pan and, using a piece of parchment paper sprayed with nonstick spray, gently press mixture into the pan until it is spread evenly across the surface.
  • Allow the rice Krispie treats to cool completely before slicing into 20-24 evenly sized squares.

For the Chocolate

  • Add 1" of water to two medium saucepans or pots over low heat. Bring to a very gentle simmer- do not boil!
  • Place a heat-safe bowl on top of the pot so that the bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. The idea is that the steam generated from the water will slowly warm the bowl. That said do NOT allow steam to escape from the pot, if possible, as this is not good for the chocolate.
  • Add the chocolate to the bowl, the dark chocolate in one bowl and the white chocolate in the other, and gently stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until chocolate is fully melted. Remove from heat.
  • You can also melt the chocolate in the microwave (however, I've had very bad experience with this), by placing the chocolate in microwave-safe bowls at 50% power for 30-second intervals, stirring after each.
  • If desired, divide the melted white chocolate into separate bowls depending on the number of colors desired, and add 1-2 drops of food coloring, stirring after each addition.

Assemble

  • Dip each rice Krispie treat square approximately half way into the melted chocolate of your choice (I did different combinations) and allow the excess chocolate to slowly drip off.
  • Allow chocolate to set for 1-2 minutes then gently dip into your favorite sprinkles or add sprinkles to the top (if you dip too soon, it becomes a big mess; but, if you wait too long, they won't stick).
  • Allow chocolate to fully set and serve.

Notes

*Some say rice Krispie treats do not taste as good unless eaten they same day they were prepared. I have not found this to be true. However, I recommend wrapping each bar individually in plastic wrap. If you are planning on giving these as gifts, the chocolate does lose it's shine (sorry, I don't know the technical term), so I do recommend making these as close to the day you plan on serving or delivering as gifts.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 82mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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