I had a friend in high school who loved to bake just as much as I did. She would make the BEST Rice Krispies treats with a chocolate layer in the middle. Even 10 years later (ahh how has it been that long since I graduated?!) I still crave this delicious dessert! I never got the exact recipe from her and we’ve lost touch since then, but these taste just as good as I remember. You make Rice Krispies treats as usual (melting the marshmallows and butter over the stove, etc.), but only use half of the mixture to create an even layer in the bottom of the pan. Then melt white and milk chocolate together and spread on top. Lastly, use the remaining Rice Krispies mixture to create a layer on top. Ta da! Super easy.
Once they have hardened (I usually put them in the fridge for a couple of hours), cut them into squares or use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to turn them into Valentine’s Day treats! For a festive touch I drizzled them with white chocolate and white chocolate dyed pink. Then sprinkle with red, pink and white sprinkles! They would be a great gift for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, etc. This festive tin that I found in the dollar spot at Target is a great way to wrap them.
Rice Krispies Treats with Chocolate Filling
Classic Rice Krispies treats with a layer of melted chocolate in the middle.
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 bag (10 oz.) marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate for drizzle
Spray 8" x 12" baking dish with canola oil or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
At the same time, place milk chocolate and white chocolate chips in a small saucepan and melt over low heat. You could also melt them in the microwave, but I find that the white chocolate is difficult to melt that way.
Use half of the Rice Krispies mixture to create an even layer in the prepared pan. Spread melted chocolate on top. With the remaining Rice Krispies mixture, create an even layer on top.
Place in refrigerator for about 2 hours until chocolate is solid. Cut and serve. Best stored at room temperature in air-tight container.