A couple of weeks ago we went to a friend’s housewarming party, so I made these “Better-Than-Crack Brownies” from How Sweet Eats. Holy moly are they delicious! You bake a brownie layer, then sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups and peanuts on top. As if that’s not enough, you add a Rice Krispies and milk chocolate layer to finish it off. They are decadent to say the least! Since I had some Rice Krispies cereal left over, I decided to make the classic treats with a twist. I made the mixture as directed on the box, but divided it between two 9″ x 13″ pans (make sure to grease them with cooking spray!). The layers are thin, but you’re going to sandwich them around a layer of chocolate, so it all works out in the end ;)
In a double boiler over low heat, combine milk chocolate and white chocolate chips and stir until melted. I have issues when it comes to melting white chocolate in the microwave (it always gets too hot and clumpy!), so I find that this low and slow method works best. Once the chocolate is smooth, spread it on top of one Rice Krispies treat layer. Now you’ll place the other Rice Krispies layer on top! The easiest way to do this is to cover the pan with wax paper and flip it over—it should come right out if you greased the pan. All you have to do now is place that layer on top of the chocolate and you’re 99% done! Just let it cool so that the chocolate becomes more solid. You can put it in the fridge if you want to speed up the process. This is a great treat for school lunches, holidays (you can see how I decorated them for Valentine’s Day here) or just any ol’ day! Enjoy!
Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Layer
A chocolate twist to the classic Rice Krispies Treat.
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 4.5 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups while chocolate chips
Coat two 9" x 13" baking pans with cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt butter in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until evenly coated. I find it best to use a rubber spatula lightly greased with cooking spray for this step.
Divide the mixture between the two prepared pans and gently press into an even layer. Set aside.
In a double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring until smooth. Evenly spread the melted chocolate on top of one Rice Krispies layer. Remove the second Rice Krispies layer and place on top of the chocolate. Let it sit at room temperature for 1 – 2 hours to allow the chocolate to harden slightly. You can speed up the process by placing in the refrigerator.
Cut into squares and enjoy!