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Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats

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We’re so happy to have our good friend Alice back on the Tasty Kitchen Blog. She couldn’t have picked a more delicious recipe to prepare than Chrissy and Lauren’s Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Great to see you, Alice!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

 
Just when I thought I had seen every variation of Rice Krispie treats, Tasty Kitchen members Chrissy/Lauren (Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen) delightfully prove me wrong with their fun and creative Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats made with chocolate, Nutella, peanut butter, marshmallows, pecans, and rice cereal. These bars are a chocolate lover’s best friend, especially since no baking is required and they only take minutes to prepare. For the record, I’m partial to these types of recipes because of the “easy factor” with a huge chocolate payoff. Who is with me?!

Let us begin.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

First you’ll need the following ingredients: chocolate chips, peanut butter, Nutella, mini marshmallows, pecans, and Rice Krispies. The recipe calls for semi-sweet chocolate, but you could easily substitute milk bittersweet, or dark chocolate depending on your personal preferences.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

Mix the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and Nutella together in a microwave safe bowl. Heat the mixture in the microwave by cooking it in 30-second intervals, making sure to stir the mixture immediately after every interval until the chocolate chips have melted and the mixture is completely smooth.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

Stir in the pecans, marshmallows, and rice cereal until all the ingredients are well coated with chocolate.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

I added an additional cup of cereal to mine because I thought it could use a bit more. Use your own judgment in deciding to add more cereal, pecans, or marshmallows.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

Transfer the mixture to an 8×8 pan or small baking dish coated in non-stick spray.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

Spread the mixture until it is evenly distributed.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

Add more pecans and marshmallows on the top and press down.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

Place the pan in the refrigerator for one hour before cutting into squares. Tip: Forty minutes in the freezer works nicely, too!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

The texture on these bars is not like a traditional rice cereal treat. It is more on par with a yummy chocolate bar somewhere between fudge and a haystack. I would also recommend allowing the chocolate mixture to cool to room temperature before adding marshmallows, otherwise they melt and you don’t get those gorgeous (whole) marshmallow chunks in the middle of each bar.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats. Guest post by Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life, recipe submitted by TK members Chrissy and Lauren of From the Yellow Kitchen.

My suggestions and tips are slightly different than the original recipe (based on my preferences). The original recipe is a good base which can easily handle more amounts of the listed ingredients based on your own personal preferences. Check out their original blog post too, for suggested variations.

Thanks ladies!

 
 

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Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats

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All the ingredients for a sweet and crispy Rocky Road treat with a little peanut butter and Nutella to top it all off.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cups Peanut Butter
  • ½ cups Nutella
  • ½ cups Mini Marshmallows
  • ¼ cups Pecans
  • ¾ cups Rice Krispies

Preparation Instructions

Melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and nutella for 2 minutes in the microwave. Stir.

Mix in the marshmallows and pecans. Fold in the Rice Krispies.

Pour mixture into a well-greased 8×8 glass baking dish. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Optional: top with extra pecan pieces and marshmallows.

 
 
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Alice Currah is the force behind Sweet Savory Life and Everyday Alice. She and her husband Rob are the proud parents of three children: Abbi, Mimi, and Elli. Alice is the winner of Saveur’s Cover Contest and is on the Forbes.com list of Eight of The Very Best Food Bloggers. She’s also a weekly writer for PBS Parents’ Kitchen Explorers. She’s the best-est.

 

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4theloveoffeasting on 4.18.2011

Yum! I love rocky road so in rice kripy treats I bet it is heavenly!I just made an easter version on my blog with cadbury mini eggs :-)

Cassie on 3.28.2011

These look so good! I would personally leave out the nuts, but I think they’d be yummy regardless :)

Meredith L on 3.28.2011

Very Good! Your own homemade candy bar. With one batch I tripled all the ingredients that weren’t melted and they were still very rich and good.

Malie S. on 3.27.2011

I’m going out to buy the ingredients for these right now. I so need to make these.

jan broughton on 3.26.2011

Oh Yummmm! I am making these for an in-service at work this week. i am sure staff will be licking the plate!

Joan H. on 3.26.2011

Just made these and they are awesome!!! Easy, quick, and I had everything in my pantry… Thanks

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thecookingcat83 on 3.25.2011

I’m going to try this eventhough i have a sorethroat now !!! Can’t wait any longer …. Yumm…

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fruitjars on 3.24.2011

You can make these vegetarian by using vegan marshmallows from Sweet and Sara (http://www.sweetandsara.com).

Jay Mac on 3.23.2011

You guys are great!

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mona on 3.23.2011

I made these today and they were delish! I modified a few things to my own tastes like more rice krispies and less chocolate chips. The marshmallows, nuts and creamy texture make this a winning recipe.

Happy When Not Hungry on 3.22.2011

What a great recipe! These rice krispy treats look amazing!

Katrina on 3.22.2011

Yum! I love playing with rice crispy treats. I even have a Rocky Road version, but love he idea of Nutella and that marshmallows are not the key player sounds great. Easy tip for getting them out of the pan–line the pan with foil overhanging on the edges and lightly spray it with cooking spray. You can lift the whole thing out for easy cutting on a cutting board. The foil should just peel right off the back.

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soufflebombay on 3.22.2011

How fun! To bad my kids are allergic to nuts – I mayy tinker with this though…Thanks Alice!

D'Ann on 3.22.2011

Made these yesterday…left out the nuts, because granddaughter Alaria doesn’t really care for them, so added extra Rice Krispies and marshmallows, which seemed only fair.

Easy, yummy, wonderful…and they do taste more like a fudgy candy bar than anything else…

definitely a goodie to add to the ‘make these again soon’ file…

d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo on 3.22.2011

oh get OUT! YUM!

Heather H on 3.22.2011

Mmmm…I will be making these soon!

Brittany on 3.22.2011

Yum! These look delicious!!! I will be making these soon!

Chelsea on 3.22.2011

I can’t eat peanut butter — I wonder if it would still work if I just doubled the Nutella and omitted the PB?

tsmith on 3.22.2011

Licking the screen.

I am making these and hiding them so I can have them all to myself!

Christy @ Angel Dreamz on 3.22.2011

This post is full of pure evilness! How tempting and delicious those look!

Jessica Montanez on 3.22.2011

Oh. My. God. (I will be dreaming about these tonight)

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warmvanillasugar on 3.22.2011

These look so yummy! Rocky road anything makes me happy!

Cheryl on 3.21.2011

And I thought scotcheroos were sinful, lol

Carrie S. on 3.21.2011

Yum yum yum yum yum!

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) on 3.21.2011

These step-by-step photos are fantastic. You almost don’t have to read the recipe to know how to make these! Thanks for sharing.

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cookincanuck on 3.21.2011

It’s so good to see you back here, Alice. This dessert looks easy and satisfying – just the way I like it.

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callimakesdo on 3.21.2011

My kids would love me forever if I made these! The only thing they may balk at is the pecans. Too bad for me. What a fun twist on plain old Rice Krispie treats! Thanks for the great recipe and the perfect tutorial.

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The Church Cook (Kay Heritage) on 3.21.2011

What fun dessert!! Great photos & tutorial, Alice!! :)

Debbie in GA on 3.21.2011

Mmmmmmm. My blood sugar just went up ;^)

Feast on the Cheap on 3.21.2011

Umm, yeah, I’ll definitely make these, but I’m Suzanna, they may not get finished, I may just eat the batter…

Suzanna I on 3.21.2011

I would probably never make it past the microwave step. I would eat the Nutella, pb, and chocolate chip mixture with a spoon.

alice on 3.21.2011

Hi Traci: Click on the links at the bottom of the post to be taken directly to the recipe. Hope this helps!
Alice

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Twyla on 3.21.2011

I might be at work in my office right now, but consider this recipe MADE! I’m heading straight to the grocery store and making these TONIGHT!!
These look awesome!

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ladylevesque on 3.21.2011

Oh my gosh…. This is a must make recipe…

Traci on 3.21.2011

looks great…but how do i tell how much of each ingredient

Diane on 3.21.2011

These look great!

Cuddley Duddley on 3.21.2011

Wondering if i could sub the rice crispies for chex or even corn flakes? Maybe I’ll wait till I can get the rice crispies. If anyone knows the answer to my question I’d love to get your input thank you ladies.

Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen on 3.21.2011

This looks great! I’m so glad you made these and enjoyed them :) Now I want to whip up another batch!

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 3.21.2011

Oh my word… this looks GOOOD!!

Clare on 3.21.2011

For a gluten free and super chocolatey version, Cocoa Pebbles could be substituted for the rice cereal.

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alittlenosh on 3.21.2011

Oh my heaven. Just need some rice krispies and I’m good to go…have everything else in my pantry.

Maria on 3.21.2011

These look awesome!

Michelle on 3.21.2011

Oh my, these are over the top! A deluxe treatment!!

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briana on 3.21.2011

These look fantastic! Hard to go wrong with a chocolate, nut and marshmallow combination! YUM!

lauren in arkansas on 3.21.2011

making these this weekend. on second thought, why wait? i’ll make them tonight!!! :)

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose on 3.21.2011

Love the photo of the falling marshmallows. These look/sound yummy. Hello breakfast!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on 3.21.2011

I couldn’t think of a more delicious recipe to welcome Alice back! These look mouth watering.

christine on 3.21.2011

looks gooey and yummy!

Heather (Heather's Dish) on 3.21.2011

these are evil! i’m making them for my dad who adores rocky road ice cream…Alice, i’m sure you’ll be getting a thank you letter ;)