These Double Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats, the perfect homemade chocolate bar, fast and easy. Made with milk and dark chocolate and rice cereal. Makes a delicious dessert or snack, kids and adults will love it.
Double Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
I was visiting a friend awhile back, and knowing my love of chocolate she told me she made something that I just had to try. And try I did, they were these amazing Double Chocolate Crispy Treats.
They tasted just like a chocolate bar I used to eat in Canada. I knew I had to make them too. Rice Krispie squares weren’t new to Italy but these amazing chocolate ones were new to me.
When I look back over the years I realized I have learned so much about Italian cooking and baking. I have been so lucky to have such an amazing mother-in-law who was always ready to share what she knew with me. Even though at the beginning we had no idea what the other was saying. But food always seems to bring people together.
How to make Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Line the baking pan with parchment paper. Melt the dark chocolate and spread on the baking dish. Leave at room temperature.
Melt part of the milk chocolate with the butter, when almost melted remove from heat and stir until smooth, then stir in the rice cereal a bit at a time and combine, spoon the Rice Krispie mixture evenly on top of the first layer. Let sit at room temperature.
Melt the remaining milk chocolate, then pour on top of 2nd layer, swirl to cover. Let sit for at least 2-3 hours in the fridge. Then cut into bars.
Because there are no marshmallows in these I really think using a good quality chocolate is a good idea. You really can taste the difference especially since they are no-baked.
How to melt Chocolate
Since I don’t have a microwave I use the Bain Marie method, I place the chopped chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water, be sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Once water touches chocolate while melting it will seize and the chocolate is ruined.
Another way is with the microwave, place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 20-30 seconds, then remove and give it a stir. Place the bowl back in the microwave and repeat the process of cooking for 20-30 seconds until the chocolate has melted.
More Delicious Chocolate Recipes
So when I was able to share something of mine with my new family, I did. Original Rice Krispie Treats were one of the first things I shared.
One of those rare occasions when my husband and I were actually together in a supermarket, he happened to notice the new arrival in Italy. Yes Rice Krispies had arrived. Looking at me and I swear the Italian’s eyes lit up, said “remember those sweet bars you made at your Mom’s with this cereal”? And believe it or not we actually found marshmallows too!
I think I was making those darn Krispie Squares for half the town, they absolutely loved them. Thank goodness friends and family started to make them for themselves. But now thanks to my friend and her recipe from Giallo Zafferano I can make these Double Chocolate Crispy Treats.
How to store Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Place the slices in an airtight container in single layers, with parchment paper between the layers. The container can be stored at room temperature (if your house is cool) for up to three days, or refrigerate for up to a week.
They can also be frozen in a freezer safe container, with parchment paper separating the layers, they will keep for up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
So if you are looking for a chocolate treat then why not give these Double Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats a try and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
Double Chocolate Crispy Treats
- 1 3/4 cups Rice Krispies (44 grams)
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate (a little more then 1 1/2 ounce) (44 grams)
- 7 1/2 ounces milk chocolate (divided) (218 grams)
- 1 tablespoon butter (15 grams)
The best quality chocolate makes for a more delicious bar.
- Line a 9×6 inch (23x15cm) baking pan (I think also an 8 or 9 inch square baking dish would do) with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt the dark chocolate and spread on the baking dish (swirl the chocolate to cover the bottom). Leave at room temperature.
- Melt 5 ounces (145 grams) of milk chocolate and butter, when almost melted remove from heat and stir until smooth, then fold in the Rice Krispies a little at a time and combine, spoon the Rice Krispie mixture evenly on top of the first layer. Let sit at room temperature.
- Melt remaining 2 1/2 ounces (73 grams) of milk chocolate, then pour on top of the 2nd layer, and spread as evenly as possible.
- Let sit for at least 2-3 hours in the fridge. Then cut into bars. Enjoy!