Cherry Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

by Heather on March 28, 2011

Confession:  I never really loved Rice Krispies treats.  Sure, they’re crunchy and sweet and full of that snap-krackle-POP!, but I just couldn’t jump on that bandwagon.

Until now.  Turns out all you gotta do to change my mind these days is add a little extra chocolate.  Who knew?  Just toss in some tart dried cherries and looks like Heather’s going home happy in the dessert department.


And if Heather ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.  At least that’s what we’re going with today.  Tomorrow could be different…I’ll be sure to let you know ;)

Since summer’s coming along nicely (minus that falling snow right now…) I figure easy desserts are the way to go.  Plus, since our oven takes approximate 12 bajillion hours to cool down after being turned off, no-bake desserts are kind of my new thing.  As of last night.


Anything to keep the house cool, right?


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 heaping cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tsp salt

In a saucepan melt the butter over low heat.  Add the marshmallows and, stirring constantly, melt them completely.  Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies and salt.  Fold in the chocolate and cherries at the end, being careful not to melt the chips too much.  Press into a greased 9×13 pan and let cool completely before eating.


Or don’t.  I won’t judge.

Remember guys, it’s all about a cool house – the cooler it is the more dessert you can comfortably eat!

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 marlameridith March 28, 2011

Chocolate and cherries are always the perfect partners. Love this treat! xo


2 Kelly March 28, 2011

YUM! I always loved rice crispy treats and this cooked up version sounds awesome. My high school boyfriend’s mom would always make us rice crispy treats almost every weekend for 4 years. I never once got burned out. I love them! :)


3 Kelly March 28, 2011

Oh…I meant kicked up version! Oops.


4 Trisha March 28, 2011

I can never wait for things to cool! And those look way to good to let sit there longer than .2 seconds.


5 Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish) March 28, 2011

I’ve been loving krispy treats lately too.
Especially the Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles variety. ;)


6 Evan Thomas March 28, 2011

These have everything I could possibly want in them. Great recipe!


7 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. March 28, 2011

Super fun idea! Love this one


8 Emily @ A Cambridge Story March 28, 2011

Oh i love this idea. Rice Krispies Treats remind me so much of being a kid. And with some chocolate and dried fruit they are made that much more adult-friendly. Yum!


9 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun March 28, 2011

Love the chocolate and cherry combo almost as much as I love you and your sense of humor. Oh, we would be inseparable if we lived close to each other!


10 AllieNic March 28, 2011

YUM! These remind me of some insane blondies that my mother used to make with dark chocolate, dried cherries and coconut flakes. I bet these were awesome: you’ve made rice crispy treats sophisticated!


11 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 28, 2011

These look amazing! Love cherries & chocolate together :)


12 Maria March 28, 2011

Love the mix ins!


13 Shanna, like Banana March 28, 2011

I’m not big on rice crispy treats either, but I think this chocolate idea is awesome..I’m thinking white chocolate and dried cranberries!


14 Jessica @ How Sweet March 28, 2011

Can’t believe you’ve never loved rice krispy treats! I could eat an entire pan in minutes. These look amazing!


15 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 28, 2011

these look soooo good! Miss you already scissor!


16 Alexia @ DimpleSnatcher March 28, 2011

Ahhhhhhh!! You didn’t!! Chococherryricekrispyonmy!!


17 Robin March 28, 2011

This looks so good. But the problem is my sweet, but finicky hubby. He loooves Rice Krispy treats. I learned early on in my marriage not to use anything other than Jet Puff marshmallows. He can tell. It’s kinda scary. :) LOL! Maybe I’ll try these on time along with a regular batch.


18 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum March 28, 2011

Yummmy. I love the addition of cherries! Perfect summer treat. Or end-of-winter treat. :)


19 Jenny March 28, 2011

Love the rice krispies :D


20 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food March 28, 2011

These look sooo good! I love the originals and I’m sure I will absolutely love these! :-)


21 momentsofmmm March 28, 2011

I was never a fan of rice crispy treats either, but these look pretty tasty!

Look forward to reading more!


22 Karen March 29, 2011

YUMMY! I am going to have to try these…. I love rice krispie treats and what is not to love with some chocolate and cherries tossed in?


23 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 29, 2011

I really want some rice crispy treats with chocolate chips now!


24 fitnessnfoodiegirl March 29, 2011

These look heavenly! I would have never though to add such things to rice krispies, but it surely is genius!


25 Amanda March 30, 2011

Wow love the spin on these. I adore chocolate and cherry, I bet these are fabulous!


26 Elle March 30, 2011

Cherry and chocolate? Yes! a classic flavor combo in a classic snack. Love!


27 Kim in MD April 1, 2011

The chocolate cherry combination is one of my very favorites! What a great spin on the classic rice krispie treat! My children may not love them, but that’s ok…that means there will be more for me! ;-)


28 Nichol April 2, 2011

Yum! Cherries and chocolate with marshmallowy treats, mmm


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