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Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats

This cocoa Rice Krispie Treats recipe for cereal treats needs only three ingredients and is a delicious, easy, no-bake dessert. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Let cool2 hrs
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocoa Rice Krispie Treats
Servings: 28 treats
Calories: 101kcal


  • 16 ounces marshmallows about 68 regular or 9 cups of mini, Jet-Puffed brand recommended
  • 7 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies cereal Kellogg's brand recommended
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter


  • Grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or butter. Set aside
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl, place the marshmallows and butter. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir, and microwave for an additional minute. Be sure to watch the microwave so the mixture does not puff up too high and spill. If needed, continue to microwave at 30 second intervals. 
  • Alternatively, melt the marshmallows in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. 
  • Scrape the mixture into a large bowl with the cereal. Fold the mixture with the cereal to completely coat the cereal. 
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish, using a clean spatula to press the cereal treats evenly in the dish. 
  • Let cool completely about 2 hours. Cut into 2-inch square. 


To make a smaller batch, use a greased 8 x 8-inch square pan. You'll need 10 ounces marshmallows (6 cups of mini marshmallows or about 40 regular marshmallows), 4 tablespoons salted butter, and 4 2/3 cups cocoa Rice Krispies cereal.