Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rice Krispies Treats with Dulce de Leche and Chocolate Drizzle

Yep, we are posting Rice Krispies treats again!  We are seriously addicted to these goodies.  So crispy and gooey and sweet, with a bit of saltiness thrown in there…how does one not love these?  In this particular recipe, the dulce de leche, a type of creamy caramel, adds a rich sweetness that makes these bad boys even yummier.  And like most caramel, it pairs really well with a bit of chocolate.

½ cup unsalted butter
16 ounce bag marshmallows
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
11 ½ cups crisped rice cereal
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream

I like using David Leibovitz’s method of making dulce de leche.  He suggests pouring a can of sweetened condensed milk in a pie pan, sprinkling a bit of sea salt, covering with aluminum foil, then placing in a larger baking dish filled halfway with water and baking at 425 for about an hour, hour and fifteen minutes.  Stir the mixture occassionally while it bakes, and add more water if it evaporates during the process.  You want the mixture to have a nice brown color.  But feel free to use whatever method works for you.

Grease a 9x13 pan, or line with parchment paper.  Melt butter over medium-low heat in large pot.  Add the marshmallows and stir until they have melted.  Mix in salt and vanilla extract and take off heat.  Stir rice cereal into the melted marshmallow mixture and then press into prepared pan.  Let cool.  Using a double boiler or microwave, carefully melt the chocolate chips with the heavy cream.  Stir the mixture until the chocolate chips have all melted.  Take off heat and brush onto the rice krispies.  Drizzle the dulce de leche over the layer of chocolate.  If feeling really indulgent, we will press half of the rice krispie mixture into the pan, then pile on a layer of chocolate and a layer of dulce de leche, then put the remaining rice krispie mixture into the pan.


  1. My kids just saw it and they are asking me to try to make them! I love the drizzle :)

  2. This is INSANITY!

    I heart rice crispie treats in a way that I shouldn't. It seems like I'm in good company!

    The brood is going to go absolutely CRAZY for these! It's Spring Break time here. I'm cooking these up for the celebration!

  3. It is amazing all the variations and recipes using rice krispy treats. I actually saw one with coconut milk and dried fruit in a cookbook!
    Tasty blend here and I often times wonder if these are pretty tame when it comes to calories and fat. I imagine so if you are looking at a slice of cheesecake. Love the angle of that picture, it really enhances the richness of the topping and the crunchy texture underneath-yummy post!

  4. Just the prep process itself sounds like a treat. Yum!

    1. You should've seen our 1 year old, stealing chocolate chips and dipping his little finger in the dulce de leche.

  5. One can never have too many rice crispie treats and these have definitely been taken to a more elevated level!

  6. I can't explain how much this is like all of my favourite things in one rice crispie treat! Marshmallows and dulce de leche, little bit of salt. Could you send a batch over?

  7. Wow, this sounds incredibly yuumy. Beautiful photo, I love dulce de leche.

  8. These look really tasty! Great presentation too!

  9. Well if this isn't brillant I don't know what is!

  10. *gasp*! This is purely brilliant. I can almost taste them.

  11. I love rice krispie treats...and this version looks sounds (and looks)fabulous! And DL's method for dulce de leche sounds great...thanks!

  12. That's a pretty impressive ingredient list and these rice crispies look so indulgent!!!

  13. Okay but these are not JUST rice krispies treats...these are like...heaven-on-earth.

  14. Oh wow these look like the best rice kris pies treat ever!

  15. This has stolen my heart - the ultimate treat in all rice krispies :D
    Great and bookmarked recipe!

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  16. Rice Krispie treats will never go out of style, ever. What else can you whip together at 3am? :D

    This look Amazing. You're my hero for throwing in the sweet milk!

  17. I will never ever get sick of rice crispy treats, love your twist withe dulce de leche!! I've never seen a recipe like this, need to try! yum!

  18. Hell yes! These look amazing. I am such a sucker for a rice crispy treat - especially a gourmet one!

  19. What an awesome treat! I'm only getting into rice crispy anything as an adult, so this is quite fascinating to me lol!

  20. Thank you for stoping by my blog and for the sweet comment!!!
    I love this idea, sounds so much more delicious then the regular rice crispy, will definately try it :)

  21. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.


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