Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

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These eye-catching chocolate-dipped Rice Krispie treats with their donut shape are not only an original recipe but also a fun activity to enjoy with your little ones. Plus, they’re easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes.

Chocolate Rice Krispies in donut shape

Covered with silky chocolate and rainbow sprinkles for a festive touch, These chocolate-dipped rice krispie treats are perfect for serving at any party or for pleasing your kids with treats without spending too much time in the kitchen.

Chocolate Rice Krispies Donut with sprinkles

The best part of these Rice Krispies Treats is that they’re made without marshmallows. Yes, it’s a no-fuss recipe, using melted chocolate instead of marshmallow. This method makes these treats even easier and prevents them from getting hard with burned marshmallows.

Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats in a nutshell

  • Easy to make
  • Require few ingredients
  • Easy kid-friendly recipe
  • Quick no bake desserts
  • Fully customized: Use orange candy melts to dip your Rice Krispie treats for Halloween, or add green and red sprinkles for a Christmas treat.
  • A great alternative to the marshmallow version

Ingredients

  • Rice Krispies or any brand of puffed rice
  • White chocolate: melted, it will stick to the puffed rice
  • Semi-sweet chocolate to dip the donuts
  • Sprinkles for topping

Equipment: silicone donut pan (6 cavities) and a rubber spatula

That’s it. You can create these yummy rice krispie treats with just a few ingredients.

Rice Krispies donuts on a baking sheet

How to make these Rice Krispie treats?

These Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats are made with melted chocolate instead of marshmallow. Believe me, if you have never tried this variation, it’s also tasty.

  • Start to melt the white chocolate. Next, in a bowl, stir the puffed rice with the melted chocolate.
Rice Krispies donuts in process
  • Pour the mixture into the silicone donut pan and compact it with the back of a spoon.
  • Place in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. When the chocolate is set, gently remove the donuts from the pan.
Rice Krispies donuts in process
  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate, dip your Rice Krispie donuts, and top immediately with sprinkles.
  • Let the chocolate set and enjoy.
Rice Krispies donuts in process

Full instructions are at the bottom of the page. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions at the end of this post.

Tips

  • Compact the puffed rice with the back of your spoon, and make sure the top is level.
  • Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil or butter to the melted chocolate for shiny chocolate. Mix in your melted chocolate until fully incorporated, and dip your Rice Krispie Donuts.
  • Dip your donuts one at a time and go quickly. Don’t let the donut in the melted chocolate too long, as the white chocolate will start to melt.

FAQs 

How to store chocolate dipped Rice Krispie treats 

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If the room temperature is high, place them in the fridge. Like any chocolate treats, it can melt if it’s too hot.

Which donut pan should I use?

For best results, use a silicone donut pan, it’s easier to remove the Rice Krispie treats.

I tried with an aluminum donut pan. I greased it with baking spray. It worked, but removing the donuts from the cavity was tricky.

What chocolate should I use?

Together, the combination of white chocolate used to stick the puffed rice and semi-sweet chocolate to cover the donuts creates a perfect balance of sweetness. But feel free to use milk chocolate or semi-sweet for a full chocolate version or any chocolate you like.

stack of Rice Krispies Donuts

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chocolate dipped rice krispies treats

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 6

These chocolate dipped rice krispie treats are eye-catching with their donut shape. They are easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 75 g (2 cups + 1/2 cup) Rice Krispies or any puffed rice
  • 115 g (4 oz) white chocolate
  • 115 g (4 oz) semi-sweet chocolate, 50-60% cocoa content
  • sprinkles
  • 5 g (1 teaspoon) unsalted butter - optional

Method

  • 1)

    Prepare a silicone donut pan. Set aside.

  • 2)

    Over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in a microwave, 30second bursts until the chocolate looks almost melted, and then stir until it is completely melted and smooth.

  • 3)

    In a large mixing bowl, add the Rice Krispies. Pour the melted white chocolate over the Rice Krispies. With a spatula, stir to combine. Make sure all the cereals are coated with white chocolate.

  • 4)

    Using a spoon, spread the Rice Krispies mixture into each donut pan cavity. Then, compact the cereals with the back of your spoon and make sure the top is even so it is level.

  • 5)

    Place the donut pan in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes until the chocolate is set.

  • 6)

    Remove gently the Rice Krispie donuts from the pan and place them on a wire rack.

  • 7)

    In a small /  medium bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate (double boiler or microwave).

    Tips (optional): Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil or butter to the melted chocolate for shiny chocolate. Mix until fully melted and incorporated.

  • 8)

    Dip your donuts into the melted chocolate, set back on a wire rack, and top immediately with sprinkles.

    Note: Dip your donuts one at a time and go quickly. Don’t let the donut too long in the melted chocolate as the white chocolate will start to melt.

Notes

– US/UK baking spoons:  teaspoon: 5ml / tablespoon: 15ml / cup: 240ml

– Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If the room temperature is high, place them in a fridge.

– Scroll back to read tips and frequently asked questions, and step by step photos within the blog post that you might find helpful

10 Comments

  • Colleen

    September 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    The donut shape is a very cute idea for these rice krispie treats! I know the kids will love them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marta

    September 6, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    These are one of the cutest desserts I’ve made in a long time. My kiddos laughed at how they were fooled from afar with how much they looked like donuts. So fun.

  • megane

    September 6, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    The kids absolutely loved making these (and demolishing them). Thanks for a fun way to make rice crispie treats.

  • Cathleen

    September 6, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I love the look of these!! I have so much Rice Krispies at home, so this is perfect! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

  • Nancy

    September 7, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Oh wow, these are not only super adorable, but look so delicious. Such a brilliant idea for rice krispies treats.

  • Heather Perine

    September 7, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    What a fun dessert to make! This would be a fun one for the kids to make!

  • Veronika

    September 9, 2022 at 9:55 am

    This is such a fun treat for kids! and it’s so easy to make! Going to get the ingredients today and make the recipe this weekend 😉

  • Tammy

    September 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    This is a really cute idea! Such a fun way to showoff rice treats!

  • Dennis

    September 11, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    what a brilliant idea! Everyone at my house loved these delicious and fun rice Krispie treats!

  • Amy

    September 11, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Ahhh these are so cute! What a fun take on a rice krispie treat. My kids love them!

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