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Cocoa Pebble Krispie Treats

A chocolatey twist on Rice Krispie Treats made with Cocoa pebbles cereal, marshmallows and mini chocolate chips. Great for lunches and after school snacking!

With two kiddos and a husband with a sweet tooth in the house, it is essential that I have a dessert on hand at all times. But, honestly, I don’t always have the time to bake something. That is when marshmallow cereal treats come in handy

To be 100% truthful though, I am not a huge fan of the traditional rice krispie treat. I just find them kind of blah. And after talking to a few friends, I was surprised to hear they felt the same way. So I was on a mission to make them better.

And I am happy to say that with a few twists and an extra ingredient, these Cocoa Pebble Treats, were a hit with the family and the dinner party I took them too.

How are these different than rice krispie treats?

Well obviously, instead of traditional rice krispies, these are made with cocoa pebbles. And they aren’t just made with cereal, butter and marshmallows either. These treats get extra chocolate flavor from some mini-chocolate chips.

Mini chocolate Chips in a measuring cup.

But, the thing that makes these? A pinch of salt. The salt in this recipe enhances the flavor of all the ingredients. This means you’ll get even more chocolatey goodness, with just a hint of salt.

And we all know how fabulous that salty sweet flavor combo is!

How do you make Cocoa Pebble Krispie Treats?

Step 1: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.

Step 2: Add in marshmallows and allow to melt.

Step 3: Stir until mixture is smooth.

Step 4: Mix in cocoa pebbles and 1/2 of the mini chocolate chips. Mix well so that all of the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture.

Step by Step photos for how to make Cocoa Pebbles Krispie Treats

Step 5: Press mixture into a pan, top with remaining marshmallows and sprinkles (if using). Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Overhead photo of cocoa pebble krispie treats in a pan.

DES’ TIP:

To make thicker treats, simply use a 9×9 pan instead of a 9×13.

Pressing the chocolate chips and sprinkles into the treats is an important step because you want to ensure that they adhere to the treats. You can use any color of sprinkles you like! Pick green and red for Christmas, pink and red for Valentines or pastel for Easter.

You could even stir in different candies! Keep with the mini versions though so that they don’t change the texture of the treats too much.

Cocoa Pebble Treats on a white plate.

The possibilities are endless with these fun, crowd pleasing treats!

Looking for more easy dessert recipes? Try some of my favorites!

No Bake Cookies

Easy Blueberry Crisp

Brownie Mix Cookies

Tiramisu Cheesecake Dip

Fruity Pebble Treats

Cocoa Pebble Krispie Treats Recipe

Serves 12 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 8 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cocoa pebbles
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

1

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.

2

Add in marshmallows and stir until marshmallows melt and mixture is smooth.

3

Mix in cocoa pebbles, 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and salt .

4

Press mixture into 13 x 9 inch dish. Sprinkle with remaining mini chocolate chips and sprinkles (if using) press into treats so they stick. Allow to cool before cutting. Best when eaten the day of, but can be kept in an air-tight container for a few days.

Notes

Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition information

Calories: 163 , Total Fat: 3.8g , Saturated Fat: 2.5g , Cholesterol: 8mg , Sodium: 218mg , Carbohydrates: 32g , Fiber: 0.3g , Sugar: 17.7g , Protein: 0.8g

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  • Reply
    Gemma
    February 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Wow my mouth is salivating right now. They look so delicious, I didn’t expect the recipe to be so simple and easy but I’ll make them for Valentine’s Day with some cute love heart edible decorations! xo

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    Jacque Hastert
    February 6, 2020 at 9:49 am

    These look simply amazing! I have saved this recipe to make next week for my daughter’s holiday party!

  • Reply
    Cathy
    February 5, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    If you’re going to do rice krispie treats you might as well do them like this! My kids are obsessed!

  • Reply
    Catalina
    February 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    The perfect holiday snack! Looks so good!

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    Chrissie Baker
    February 5, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Now that’s how I want to eat Cocoa Crispies!! What a terrific idea. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    February 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    What a fun Valentine’s recipe to make with my kids! These will make great Valentine’s gifts too!

  • Reply
    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    February 4, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    These Cocoa Pebble Krispie Treats are on my must-make list!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 4, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    My kids absolutely love this!!

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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