18ouncesmelted and tempered chocolate or melted confectionery coating (Candy Melts)
optional toppings: small candies, sprinkles, chopped nuts, edible glitter
Melt the butter and marshmallows together in a medium-large saucepan set over low heat until 3/4's of the marshmallows have melted.
Remove from the heat and stir, smashing down on the marshmallows, until they burst and melt.
Alternatively, heat the butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl on high power for 1 minute then remove and stir vigorously. If needed, heat for 15 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Pour the cereal into a well buttered, large mixing bowl.
Pour the hot marshmallows over the cereal and toss to coat.
Gently press into a well buttered 9 by 13 inch pan.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into 18 rectangles or smaller bite-sized squares.
Dip the bar partially in chocolate:
Pour the chocolate into a bowl.
Dip one half of the rice krispie treat into the chocolate.
Lift the treat out of the chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and add toppings, if using.
If using pure chocolate, allow the chocolate to air dry or place in the refrigerator just until the chocolate hardens. If using confectionery coating, place in the freezer for a few minutes just until the candy coating has hardened.
Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treat Lollipops
Dip the tip of a lollipop stick or paper straw into some chocolate.
Insert the stick in a cereal treat and allow the chocolate to dry.
Dip the treat into the chocolate, completely covering it, then remove and allow the excess to drip off.
Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and add any desired toppings.
Chill or air dry.
Bite-Sized Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats
Cut the pan of cereal treats into bite-sized pieces.
Dip the treats partially in chocolate or completely in chocolate and add any desired toppings.
Calories are based on 18 of the treats being completely coated in chocolate with no additional toppings.