Hot Chocolate Krispies

Hot Chocolate Krispies
 Well, it’s another snow day in the Northeast.
Dude, this weather is getting really sucky.
The kids are home from school again and while I love the little buggers, they have confiscated my itouch, played every board game known to man, built 13 different “forts” (with my good pillows) and gotten into no less than 427 arguments.  Now, like a good mom, I have plopped them down in front of the television to zone out to Scooby Doo reruns.
They were outside sledding earlier, but it always takes no less than 30 minutes to get them bundled up so they can go outside and play for 5.
And I didn’t mention that 22 of those 30 minutes were spent trying to solve the mystery of the missing glove.
I don’t understand how 1 glove can consistently go missing every time I need it.
What never fails, though, is when they come inside from their exhausting 3 minutes of play, they demand hot chocolate.
I am pretty sure that the whole “going outside to play in the snow” is just a carefully hatched scheme devised to get the hot chocolate that they know will inevitably be waiting for them upon re-entrance into the toasty, warm house.
Even I will admit that hot chocolate is a pretty redeeming factor of the snow day.
Chocolate, marshmallow, whipped cream…yes, that is a pretty spectacular beverage.
So since I can’t leave well enough alone, topped with my unusual obsession with cereal desserts I decided to give these a go…
Hot Chocolate Krispies
You’re welcome.
Add in your hot chocolate powder right into the marshmallows.
Stir while continuing to cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted and chocolate is mixed in.
 Remove from heat.
Add in your 6 cups Cocoa Krispies.

Press that into your pan and add some more marshmallows!

 Let cool for 30 minutes and cut into squares.
Store air tight for up to 2 days.
Hope you have a great day, whether it’s snowing, raining, or bright and sunny…

I’ll be here in the 20 degree weather, chiseling the maple syrup off my itouch πŸ™‚


Hot Chocolate Krispies


  • 6 cups cocoa krispies
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag of mini marshmallows, plus 4 cups divided. (About a bag and a half total)
  • 6 T. hot chocolate mix
  • cooking spray
  • sheet of parchment or wax paper- optional


  1. Spray 9×9 square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Set aside
  3. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.
  4. When butter is melted add your bag of mini marshmallows and then hot chocolate powder.
  5. Stir while continuing to cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted and chocolate is mixed in.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add in your 6 cups Cocoa Krispies.
  8. Stir until mixed well.
  9. Now add in 2 cups mini marshmallows.
  10. Stir until marshmallows are evenly distributed throughout the krispie mixture.
  11. Pour into prepared pan.
  12. Lightly spray a piece of parchment or wax paper with cooking spray for an easy way to press mixture into pan without it sticking.
  13. If you don’t have wax or parchment paper just press evenly into pan with the back of a spoon sprayed with cooking spray.
  14. Immediately spread remaining 2 cups mini marshmallows onto the krispies and press into the mix.
  15. Let cool for 30 minutes and cut into squares.
  16. Store air tight for up to 2 days.

58 Responses

  1. Kelli

    Awesome! I was out of cocoa powder a few weeks ago and used hot cocoa instead to make chocolate frosting! Glad to see I'm not the only one.

  2. nelsonturf

    Awesome! I'm gonna try it! We're wishing for snow here in the west…it's too cold to play, and my kids would be out there for HOURS if there was snow. So…today…it's Shaun the Sheep.


    I love hot chocolate and this creation is another tempting one!

    Your creations are magnificant!

    Can't wait to eat some of these πŸ™‚

  4. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    Oh wow….those look so good! We're on our first snow day of the year, these might be just what we need!

    And yes, going outside is a ploy for cocoa…at least here. Even the neighbor kids come over to my house after playing to get some!

  5. Diane {Created by Diane}

    mmm…hot cooca!!! love this, sounds deliciously yummy especially with the cold weather. I'm sending you some sunshine, hope it helps πŸ™‚

  6. Bridgette S.

    All I had to do was read the title of the post from the Blogger Dashboard, and I was already thinking, "SHE IS GENIUS." I'm definitely making these in my very near future. Sure, I guess I'll share with the kid & husband. πŸ™‚

  7. SweetSugarBelle

    You find the best recipes period…these.look chew chocolatey and wonderful….but you have to make another excuse just for me!!! No snow here, ever!

  8. Sue

    You're so funny:)I really think I could live on Cocoa Krispies(with milk), so I KNOW I would LOVE these! I always enjoy hot chocolate(with whipped cream) even in this 75 degree weather;)

  9. Holly

    YUM!!! Enough said right!!
    We don't get alot of snow here in the Pacific NW but when we do we always have the 1 glove thing going on too!! lol oh and the 5 mins play;)

  10. Joanne

    Not gonna lie, hot chocolate was always a major snow day selling point when I was a kid. Heck, it would still be if I had anything to shovel. Damn school housing. Don't they know what they're messing with!

    These rice krispies treats look delicious!

  11. 66 Cupcakes

    First can I say, girl you make me laugh. Yes I love all of your ideas, recipes and pics, but above all I laugh. I to recently posted about switching up the old to a new and this goes to show it's not a bad idea. Happy cereal creations!

  12. Kristan

    I used to have an iTouch.

    Now it is just another portal for video games….like everything else in this house. Sigh. I think it's lying on the backseat of my car next to an empty bag of CheezIts and a squashed Capri Sun.


    Love your Krispie Treats, they look super yummy!!

  13. Raina

    Chocolately goodness for sure. Those are some lucky kids to come in from playing in the snow and get this treat. We are buried in snow too, looks like another one coming mid week:)

  14. Monet

    What a great adaptation to a classic recipe. I love the hot chocolate twist (and I'm sure everyone else did too!) Thank you for sharing this with me! I hope you have a healthy and happy week.

  15. Meaghan Luby

    ever had s'morez cereal? if you added some graham crackers in, i bet this is EXACTLY what that tastes like.

    i will have to make it and let you know πŸ™‚

    thanks for posting!!

  16. Patti

    Oooh, more marshmallow and chocolate goodness!! Woohoo!!
    I agree about the weather…totally sucky! And 20 degrees?! Lucky you. It has finally warmed up to 28 here today after days of single digit temps with wind chills below zero…too cold to let the little ones outside to play. Ah, well at least I had a few day of not having to search for the missing glove.

  17. Suzanne

    These look so delish, will definitely make. You are too funny when talking about the kids, I was cracking up. Having two boys of my own I know exactly what you mean. πŸ™‚

  18. Chelsie

    Shucks I don’t have cocoa rice krispies, just the plain. I’m going to try it with that, but I love chocolate so I don’t know if this will satisfy me!

  19. Kellie

    I just got through making these…OMG there delicious!!! There defiantly a must try, and I didn’t have enough marshmallows to put the one on top only to mix in and they came out just perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing…My next one to try is the CIRCUS cookie one πŸ™‚

  20. Alex

    Have you ever tried this with regular Rice Krispies? I love hot chocolate but I’m not into too much chocolate at once. Just wondering if it’s been done. Thanks!

    1. Shelly

      You could easily do that… the chocolate flavor would be significantly less…so if that’s what you’re looking for, it will work!

  21. Sharon

    What is your secret to getting the rice krispies mixed before starting to get cool? I always end up with marshmallow strings and have to microwave the mix to keep it warm enough until it’s all mixed. Also, do you grease your hands or spatula to push this mix into the pan?

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