Dark Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats {Valentine’s Day Edition}


You know it was a good day when you have chocolate under your fingernails.

Today it rained and I wasn’t upset by it, except while walking to class while holding an umbrella and trying to eat one of these…I just wanted to stop and say “Can you hold on just one second so I can finish this, please?”

I use to really hate when it rained. I think I was stuck in that SoCal “oh my god this is not sunshine, what do I do” kind of mentality. Or maybe after all of these environmental classes I’ve finally realized that rain is good and it’s sole purpose isn’t to ruin our day. Or maybe I just like wearing rain boots. Whatever the reason is, I like the rain now. Progress.

I completely forgot that I was given a whole bunch of different chocolate transfer sheets to play around with from the head pastry chef at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, so I decided now was a better time than any to give that a try. Chocolate transfer sheets are sheets of acetate paper that are printed with fun designs in cocoa butter. When you spread the chocolate onto the sheet and let it cool, it picks up the design onto your chocolate. If you’re interested in trying it out, you can find them on Amazon.

Pardon the quality. Taken with iPhone.

They look really impressive, but don’t require a huge skill set to master it. The key to making it look nice is spreading it as evenly as possible (unlike mine above). I used a little heart cookie cutter to make the hearts, but you could also use a knife and score whatever shape you want into it.

Pile ’em up, pile em up!

I cut them into squares and then dipped them into the chocolate. You could also leave them in the pan and pour the chocolate on top, but then you’ll have harsh lines on the sides when you cut into it. It’s just a matter of preference.

More things should be dipped in dark chocolate. You know we have come a long way when chocolate dipped bacon is now considered acceptable, but theres always room to grow. 

Dark Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 cups of miniture marshmallows
  • 10 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 8oz dark chocolate
  • A variety of colored melting chocolate (You can find these at Michael's Craft Store)

Instructions

  1. Spray a 13x9 inch pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot (think big popcorn making pot) on the stove.
  3. Add in the marshmallows and melt completely. Keep stirring for another 2 minutes until smooth.
  4. Add in the rice krispies and do a few quick stirs. Quickly transfer into a 13×9 inch cake pan and pat down. (TIP: Spray your hand with cooking spray and pat down with your hand)
  5. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between each minute. Cut rice krispies into squares and dip into chocolate OR pour melted chocolate over rice krispies.
  6. To add some color, repeat the same proces of melting the colored chocolate. Using a spoon flick the chocolate across the bars or however you desire - be artsy!

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day fellow sugar lovers,

Madeline

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2 Comment

  1. This is a great valentine’s day recipe! If I had known it was so easy to make I’d probably make this for my boyfriend hehe 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. The dark chocolate tastes AMAZING with the rice crispy. I think even better than milk chocolate would have! Thanks so so much for sending me some 🙂

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